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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Here's a just-plain-fun book. Nick's a spunky little kid who's not, shall we say, the quietest kid in the class. In fact, he quickly butts heads with his tough English teacher, Mrs. Granger.

He hatches a silly plot to get everyone to call a pen a "frindle." Mrs. Granger does not approve, and the battle is on.

This story is a light-hearted, amusing conflict between a smart student and a sharp teacher and draws more and more people into the fray.

If you don't smile a lot before the end, the final scene should do it....

Safety Rating: 3 Vatican Flags; High Readability


Paula in MN March 29, 2009 at 5:59 PM  

My daughter loved this too!

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