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Review: Frindle; Andrew Clements

Frindle
by; Andrew Clements
Is Nick Allen a troublemaker?
He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it.

children | teens | literature { genre
All Ages { rating
February, 1998 { date released
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (112 Pages) { edition
borrowed { acquisition
Amazon{ @ purchase

Why exactly I picked out this book?
The cover looks interesting enough and of course, the word Frindle was the decision maker of why I've picked up this particular book without second thoughts. I really wanted to know what Frindle is actually as well.


My Thoughts ♠♠♠♠♠Nicholas 'Nick' Allen has alot of ideas, most of them is to avoid getting homework from his teachers. Come to fifth grade where he finally meets his match, Mrs. Granger, who can't be budge from her intentions of giving them homework and assignments.

Sprouting an idea, Nick decided to test the waters on word play, unintentionally fuel by Mrs. Granger. He started calling pens 'Frindle'. He got his close friends to join him on this particular task. Mrs. Granger doesn't seem to like the idea, and decided to challenge him. The word however has a life of it's own. Much later, Frindle run all over the town,. Nick has no power to stop it in any other way. His experiment was a success but it brought him trouble.

This is a great story for anybody would would like humor and sort of a challenge. Nick definitely promotes great ideas to improve life and actually find ways to make it work. That would give out any encouragement for anybody that good ideas, if initiate properly, with good planning, and of course with long thoughts would end up as a success!

I would love to see this book add up as a reading requirement for any reading list for any schools. It is fun, I actually laugh out loud at some parts and of course, motivate anybody who read it.

Librarian Muse
Ok! Dear fellow librarians, get a copy of this book or recommend this book to your students and fellow teachers! This would actually be a one of the popular read amongst your student if you actually promote this book to them
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