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Freckle Juice

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  35,428 Ratings  ·  765 Reviews
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
Paperback, 47 pages
Published July 15th 1978 by RANDOM HOUSE (first published July 1st 1978)
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Nov 15, 2015 Deanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This wasn't my favorite Judy Blume but it came close. My favorite had to be "Are you there, God? It's me Margaret."

This one appealed to me quite a bit when I was young because I also had a TON of freckles. Along with my read hair...I hated them!

I loved the fact that Andrew WANTED freckles like Nicky. In his mind his mom would never notice how dirty he was that way (ohhh child logic). Then we have enterprising Sharon who comes up with the idea that she will sell Andrew a secret recipe for fifty
Paul Nash
I remember reading this about 30 years ago and thinking, "why would you want so many freckles on your face"? But I had a fun time reading it. Now my daughter is reading this book and Blume's Fudge series. I miss being a kid.
‘Freckle juice’ an excellent book about a young boy named Andrew. One day he is sitting behind Nick in class and notices he has so many freckles and he thinks to himself that all his problems would be solved if he had freckles. It would stop him from being late for school and getting in trouble with his mother. His enemy, Sharon hears that Andrew want freckles and offers him her secret ‘freckle juice recipe’ for fifty cents. This is a lot of money for Andrew however, he is desperate to have frec ...more
Jul 22, 2014 Geoff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This buch is the prequill buch to Lorne of the Rings, where that little guy Frodjo really wants his Freckles! So what happens is Frodjo spends all his days counting Nicky Lane’s freckles, and you know what? There’s was so many of them that he keeps losing count! And Fruddjo says to Nicky how’d you get them things? And Nicky says dummy I was born with ‘em. So then along comes a wizard Merlin! And he that wizard gives Frodjo this magic ring made of lead. And that gave him something like freckles t ...more
Aug 09, 2010 Shannon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1990
I couldn't get behind this book. I thought the kid was stupid.
May 28, 2011 Lafcadio rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: released, yaddled
It seems as though my propensity for reading one book I like, and then proceeding to devour everything I can find by that author started early. Judy Blume was no exception, and I read this one because I liked her other stuff. It didn't disappoint.
Feb 28, 2008 Whitney rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
L-A-M-E! I read it in one day, and there is absolutely no point.
Apr 25, 2012 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book tells the story of a young boy named Andrew Marcus who desperately wants freckles so that he does not get in trouble with his mother, causing him to be late for school. In his quest for freckles he trades fifty cents for a secret recipe for freckle juice from his enemy Sharon. Sharon gives him a recipe that includes grape juice, vinegar, mustard, mayonnaise, juice from a lemon and many other ingredients. Once Andrew has ingested the freckle juice he sits and waits, however all that the ...more
Mar 12, 2009 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having freckles was the solution to all of young Andrew’s problems: being late to school because his mother made him wash his dirty neck, not paying attention for reading group, and even being laughed at in class. Or so he thought. When enterprising classmate Sharon sells Andrew her secret freckle juice recipe, Andrew is overjoyed and rushes home to try it out with results he was not expecting.

Awarded ALA’s Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award, Blume’s text will engage many readers wor
Grade/Interest: 3rd grade
Reading Level: 370L
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Main Characters: Andrew, Sharon, Miss Kelly
Setting: Andrew’s home and school
POV: Andrew

This book is about a young boy named Andrew Marcus who desperately wants freckles because he believes that if has freckles he would not get in trouble with his mother or be late for school. At school he trades fifty cents for a secret recipe for freckle juice from his enemy Sharon. Sharon gives him a recipe that includes grape juice, vinegar,
Okay/Good. Not at all what I expected and super short.
Mar 03, 2017 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed reading this to my daughter.
Julie Decker
This one is about a boy who is jealous of a classmate's freckles. He wishes he had them himself, so he goes on a quest to get freckles and falls for a prank by a girl in his class who claims he'll get freckles if he uses her magic potion. Poor kid!

I didn't really understand what could make a kid want freckles, but I did realize even as a kid that sometimes we fixate on something about us that we wish was different and we'd be willing to do anything to make it happen. The charm in this is how aut
Janie Neyland
Oct 19, 2014 Janie Neyland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As part of UMHB’s READ 3307, I read Freckle Juice by Judy Blume when I was younger. I can remember enjoying Judy Blume’s books especially this specific one. This story takes place at Andrew’s elementary school. A classmate of Andrew’s has many freckles, Nicky, and he wishes he could have them also. Having freckles was the solution to all of Andrews’s problems, so he thought. Andrew thinks that if he had freckles then he would not get in trouble and would be late for school. After multiple attemp ...more
Nov 06, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Heather Armbruster
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume was a great realistic fiction book. I think this book would be ideal for advanced second grade readers and third grade level. This Judy Blume book is a story about a boy named Andrew who desperately wants freckles. A fellow classmate has countless freckles, and jealous Andrew has none. A girl in Andrew's class named Sally offers some help...the book goes into how desperate Andrew really is to have freckles. This is such a cute story. The book contains fairly simple wo ...more
Lauren Anglin
Sep 19, 2016 Lauren Anglin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Judy Blume tells great stories! I think her book, "Freckle Juice" would be a great read aloud in class over a period of time. It is relatable to children trying to fit in. The character in the book is jealous of his friends freckles. His friend convinces him of a solution called freckle juice that she had him pay for. Desperate to have freckles, the character buys it and it goes downhill from there. This book would be a great time filler book to read out loud to the class when there is extra tim ...more
Minty McBunny
My first grader is reading this for an accelerated reading project, so I wanted to read it myself in order to keep abreast with his studies. I vaguely remember this book from my childhood, it wasn't one that made a big impact on me like some of Blume's other books, but I like the object lesson, it opened a line of conversation between my son and I about wanting things other people have and how it is easy to wish you were different. This is one of the first times my son has read a longer book lik ...more
Calvin  Kwon
Jun 20, 2014 Calvin Kwon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I did not like this book because Andrew was a fool and he took the secret recipe from Sharon to get freckles cause he always wanted them. But Sharon took his money and Andrew took the recipe but the recipe said weird things. He needed stuff that he did not want to put into Freckle Juice. You should find out if Andrew really got Freckles from using the secret recipe or did he use something else to make Freckle Juice. CALVIN
Mar 19, 2015 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story about a boy who wants freckles just like another boy in his class. I like the creativity in this book as the enterprising Sharon sells her recipe to grow freckles and the wise teacher helps Andrew solve his problem in a way that doesn't embarrass him in front of his peers. I was smiling throughout this innocent and amusing story. Perfect for young readers!
Katie W
A short little story about a boy, Andrew, who wants freckles more than anything. He pays Sharon fifty cents to get her secret recipe, which makes him very sick. He couldn't let her "win" so he comes up with a plan.

My kids enjoyed this story and thought it was pretty funny that someone would want something bad enough to go to these measures.
Alissa Scorsone
Apr 30, 2012 Alissa Scorsone rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My moms best friend went to a book festival and brought this back for me. At seven years old I read this over and over. One of my best child Hood books I have :) I'm still a fan of Judy blume's but prefer her teen books now like 'forever'.
Apr 05, 2012 Kalia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a wierd book that almost made me through up too! THis boy has no freckles but wants some and some girl hears him asking a boy with a lot of freckles ho to get them. Then she tells him how and it was a descusting resipy but he was willing to try it but would it work?...
A sweet story from Judy Blume, I somehow missed this book when I was young and reading all things Judy. I really enjoyed the wisdom and kindness of the teacher in this book, and how she reacted to Andrew and treated him in front of his classmates. Kudos.
Jun 24, 2016 Verylazydaisy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book a few dozen times as a kid. I loved it so much. I've cursed my genetics ever since for this porcelain skin. Oh, how I wanted a glorious and generous sprinkling of freckles!
Jun 29, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
one of all time fav kids books
Molly G
Aug 20, 2007 Molly G rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: beginning readers
Shelves: childrenslit
I read this book over 15 years ago, and all I really remember is it was my first "chapter book" of my very own.
Dawn Michelle
Funny and thought provoking book about what happens when we get what we think we want.
Jun 21, 2016 Niharikaa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was very good, easy to read, and only takes 30-40 minutes to finish this book if you are a fast reader.Very good easy to read print, and very interesting.I want to read this book again and again.
In this book freckle juice this kid named Andrew wants to be popular like Nicky. Because Nicky has freckles and everyone likes him so he does everything possible to have freckles. He drinks this nasty juice and makes him very sick. Then Andrew got very desperate to have freckles, nosey Sharen overhears him, she offers to tell him the secret recipe to freckles for fifty cents. Thats a lot of money but when he tries it the unexpected happens.
Andrew wants attention and to do that he will do anythin
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