Frindle by: Andrew Clements

​Hi, it’s nice to make a book review on here again, so let’s get started:

Comments:

“Will have readers smiling all the way through… hilarious.”

-The Horn Book (starred review)

A captivating tale- one to press upon children, and one they’ll be passing among themselves.”

-Kirkus (pointered review)

“If there’s any justice in the world, Clements may have something of a classic on his hands.”

-Kirkus (pointered review)

What it’s about:

Is Nick Allen a troublemaker?

He really just likes to liven 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 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 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 about it.

What the book is about:

Frindle is a really funny book, filled with courage and laughter, and I learned some really cool facts on the way, like how words are created, how quiz was created, and who gets to say this is that. In the book, Nick Allen, the hero of the story, compares this whole thing with Mrs. Granger, the language arts teacher, and Nick Allen, is a chess game, or a battle. My favorite character is oddly Mrs. Granger, the language arts teacher. There’s something about her, something powerful, and her love for the dictionary is odd, but interesting. You know, I once tried to read the dictionary like a book. I’m still on the As 😄.

I thought it was really interesting when we found out that Mrs. Granger was rooting for the word Frindle in secret the whole time. Frindle is a really good book, and you too will be rooting for the word. And the book.

I recommend this book to lovers of language arts readers and reader looking for a fun book.

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