“'Wringer,' Jerry Spinelli’s award-winning 1997 children’s novel, is suspenseful, poignant and sometimes disturbing. I wouldn’t call it fun. 'Wringer,' the musical adaptation by New York City Children’s Theater, is fun from beginning to end... The production offers a clever script, catchy tunes and fine performances. But...you may feel that it’s gotten the Disney treatment. A peppy and polished show. But I couldn’t help being disappointed that they dispensed with the novel’s bittersweet ending."