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Big Nate Strikes Again (Big Nate Novels #2)

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  10,298 ratings  ·  420 reviews
For fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, here comes the second novel in the New York Times bestselling series Big Nate.

BIG NATE will surpass all others!

But it won’t be easy. He’s stuck with Gina, his all-time enemy, who just might ruin everything!

Will Nate win or lose? Pass or fail? Or end up in detention . . . AGAIN?

Meet BIG NATE, self-described genius and d
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jun 28, 2011 Renee rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Jennifer Rayment
Jake's Review: This book wasn't as good as the first book, but I still really liked it. These books are so funny and they really remind me of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I know Nate doesn't like him, but I think Arthur is pretty cool and he is a really talented illustrator. Ellen is still an annoying know it all and I wish she wasn't in it at all, I can see why Nate is bugged by her. There was too much Gina in this, I don't like her at all. I thought it was really funny when Nate dropped food on Jenny ...more
I have recently finished Lincoln Peirce's Big Nate strikes again. It is about a boy named Nate, who does a lot of funny and crazy things, as a sixth grader, such as dumping salad onto to Gina's ( a person he hates ) head. This book is so hilarious that it almost made spit milk in my brother's face while I was reading it, when I was at the part when Nate comes down the stairs half naked when his arch-enemy Gina was there and he didn't even know it!!! that part was so funny because Nate's dad didn ...more
I gave this book 3 stars because I thought it was another great Big Nate book. Nate must face the harsh news of Gina, Nate's rival and the class pet, joining his school "fleeceball" team, which is pretty much like baseball only the rules are a bit different. This was a good one, just as good as the first. Funny storyline, good characters- the first book made me read the second. I thought this was great, and this is a good book for all ages.
For fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, here comes the second novel in the New York Times bestselling series Big Nate.

BIG NATE will surpass all others!

But it won’t be easy. He’s stuck with Gina, his all-time enemy, who just might ruin everything!

Will Nate win or lose? Pass or fail? Or end up in detention . . . AGAIN?

Meet BIG NATE, self-described genius and definitely NOT the teacher’s pet.

Second book of the "Big Nate" series. Those who have enjoyed "The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid" ser
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At Nate’s school there is a new “Guess that Baby” bulletin board. The board is full of sixth grader’s baby pictures.

Nate finds the best looking baby on the board and is sure it is Jenny, “the most awesome girl in the whole sixth grade….She’s the best-looking baby here. By FAR!” (page 9) But the picture ISN’T Jenny, it’s Gina, Nate’s LEAST favorite person in the whole world. And Nate has just announced to the whole sixth grade that Gina is the best looking, “by FAR!”

This is like one of those bad
In my opinion, this book exceeds its predecessor on most levels. When at its best, the humor is fully on par with that of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and the storyline shows improved depth and creativity when compared to Lincoln Pierce's first novel-in-cartoons about Big Nate.

Nate Wright faces two big upcoming events at the same time as the book gets under way. The first is the handing out of a major project in the social studies class of the intimidating Mrs. Godfrey, Nate's l
I received an Advance Reader’s Copy of Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Pierce. I did not receive any compensation for reviewing this book.

Kids who love Greg Hefley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid are going to love Nate Wright. Parents will probably like Nate better.

Based on the comic strip “Big Nate” this series details the trials and tribulations of 6th grader Nate Wright. Nate finally has a chance to win the coveted SPOFFY Trophy (Sports Played Only For Fun). He’s been selected as a team captain f
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My book review for Big Nate Strikes again

Big Nate strike again was a great book I’m sure everyone would love the book. Big Nate aka Nate is stuck in middle school with his enemy Gina.
The story genre for this book is a realistic fiction because this could be happing to any middle schooler just as well. There up side to this story are when he gets in trouble and there’s cliff hanger that is wanting you to read more and more. Then there’s the down sides were Nate is just talking and talking and yo
This series is very similar in style to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but I liked it better. It's told from the perspective of Nate, an average middle-school-aged boy and is riddled with cartoons, just like Wimpy Kid. The adolescent behaviors and attitudes are still present (which is the part I don't enjoy reading) however I find Big Nate less offensive than Wimpy Kid. On the positive side, this book centered around a social studies project, so the reader was able to learn a little Ben Franklin history ...more
I have been reading Big Nate since 5th grade, and all of Lincoln Peirce Big Nate books are all enjoyable to read. This book is all about competition at Nate's school. The main thing in this book, is Nate trying to beat Randy's team in fleeceball. Nate also had to deal with Gina, they were partners for a project and Nate hates Gina a lot. Nate ended up winning the fleece ball tournament. Also got an A+ in there project because of Nate's comic book about Ben Franklin.
Justin G
So you are wondering why this book is called “Big Nate Strikes Back”? First, this is the second book, so Nate is striking again. Second, striking is a term in Baseball (in this case Fleeceball). Third, striking also means hitting. Fourth, Nate is learning about Ben Franklin, the man who discovered electricity, and the lighting that strikes Franklin’s kite.

One of the reasons I liked reading this book is that Nate is like a kinder and gentler Greg (from “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”). Nate is very funny
I really liked this book it was very funny. I liked how Nate and the other girl helped each other succeed even though they hated each other. I would recommend this if you like funny books.
My son got this book for his birthday and we have read it together as a bedtime story. He loves this kind of book with the cartoons drawn in it. In a similar vein of books are the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Captain Underpants series. Big Nate has a little more to recommend himself morally (i.e. he seems to struggle less with doing the right thing) than his counterparts in the other series mentioned before. Therefore, I like reading this book with my 7 yr. old and have to do less talk through of mo ...more
May 11, 2015 Chantelle rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: elementary boys, families, educators
My 8 year old son begged to read this & I was hesitant. All I can say now is that we are BOTH very glad I took a chance and read it to him (and the rest of the series) before bed every night (he read on his own at other times).

Surprisingly, this was the first book (in a REALLY long time) that literally made me laugh out loud - repeatedly!! I WILL admit that Nate - the way he thinks, acts, and his imagination - is extremely similar to my son so, I'm sure that influenced how often I laughed.

Ketemu lagi dengan si nate di novel keduanya ini. Masih teteup bikin ngakak gak karuan dengan pikiran-pikiran ajaibnya.

Jika di buku pertama, Si Nate seharian berusaha memecahkan rekor apapun, di buku kedua ini berkisah tentang sebuah proyek makalah tugas sekolah tentang seorang tokoh terkenal. Seperti tugas itu kurang merepotkan, eh... malah juga harus dikerjakan berdua-dua. Meskipun berharap mendapat partner Francis atau Teddy, ternyata Nate ketiban sial harus berbagi tugas dengan..... GINA! I
nate is so negative, the book just seems to be about things, people, classes he doesn't like
Nick Cruz
This book is about a boy named Nate having problems with his sister at home who is annoying and a girl at school named GINA who is even more annoying!! Let me just put this straight Gina and Nate are enemies
,rivals,or whatever you call it but they hate each other!! But one day the meanest teacher in the whole school Ms.Godfrey was assigning everyone a partner for a project,Teddy and Francis who are Nate's bestfriends got paired up together,and Nate got paired up with a girl name Megan who wasn'
Nate is back causing trouble in book 2, paired with his arch-nemesis Gina for a school report on Benjamin Franklin. If that isn't enough the school bully is after him for revenge and he is the captain of his fleeceball team. I preferred book #2 to book #1. This is funny and I even laughed out loud in spots. As a former teacher I found some Nate's insights into teachers and school administrators embarrassingly spot on.
Sebastian Benitez
Lincoln is still great but I think this book wasn't as good as the first, but it was OK. In my opinion there was too much of Gina the Know-it-all. Nate doesn't but I think Artur is a nice person and a great Illustrater. I love the book. Can't wait to read the newest book in the series. Loved the 3rd book to, but it didn't have as much exitement as the first, but it had more than this one . I can't wait at all.
Honestly think these books are kind of garbage in that Nate is a total dick and models awful behaviors. I sound like I'm a hundred, probably, but it is sort of depressing how awful he is! It's the same brand of humor as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but those were funnier to me so I guess I was more tolerant of Greg's awfulness. Anyway, the plus side is that kids do seem to go through these happily and eagerly, and kids reading anything instead of nothing is always a plus! One of the negatives, though, ...more
Big Nate Strikes again by Lincoln Perice is a very funny and exiteing book. My favorite part of the book is when Nate wanted the Team name the phyco dogs but they named it the kuddle kittensd
Isaac cambero
this book was funny and i like that nate creates his own code and you have to crack them
It's about a boy named Nate and he and his friends wanted to make there own baseball team and they want to also ask more but they can't so they tried to but it on the bulletin board but nobody came so then they gave up but suddenly two boys named peter and Alex came just when they opened the door. So then Nate and his friends let Peter and Alex to join the team so now they have 11. Now they just needed a coach so then first he asked his Dad but his Dad wasn't really into baseball but he asked hi ...more
Tiffany Acevedo
I found it quite funny that Nate had to deal with Gina the whole entire time. She always kept bugging him by being the "smart one" and Nate being the "not-so-smart" one. I would recommend this to someone who really loves the Big Nate series and to those to like to have a nice laugh.
Kelly Ketcham
Positive- The Big Nate books are a series about a boy named Nate who is a sixth grade boy. These books are great for my classroom library because since they are a series, once my students read one book, they have to read all the books because they enjoy them so much. My students, especially the boys, can easily connect to this book since Nate is a 6th grader and so are my students.

Audience and Application- This book is for 5th and 6th graders. I might use this book or some of the other Big Nate
Jun 25, 2014 ReGina rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: kids
Nate has life going pretty well in middle school. He has great friends and draws awesome cartoons. But then he gets paired with his archenemy Gina. Not only does he have to do his special project with her, she's on his intramural team as well and she's on a mission to ruin everything. Can Nate end up on top?

I thought I wouldn't like this. The words in the cartoons combined with the story text was a little disorienting at first. However, as the story went on and I started to understand the flow,
Adelani Adedoyin
This book is absolutely atrocious. The plot is too predictable because the ,main character walks around solving problems in his middle school with his two friends. The story is as predictable and stale as any other three year old show that reruns on Disney Junoir. This book in Particular is about Nate's school competing with its rival in drawing. Simple story. The comedy is stale and will not even make a six year old laugh, and trust me I have tried. No matter how many times I try to enjoy this ...more
Ethan Wei
This book is about a boy called Nate who has a final project due at the same time as a final fleeceball game. How will Nate do both at the same time and put up with Gina on both his project and his fleeceball team or will he?
The book that I just finished reading is called Big Nate Strikes Again. It’s 216 pages, By Lincoln Pierce, and it’s realistic fiction.

The main characters in this book are Nate, Teddy, Francis, and Gina. The setting is at P.S. 38 Middle School and the other setting is Nate’s house. The theme is… You have to give everybody a chance before you judge them on their ability to do something. The top 3 plots of the story are when Nate saves Gina (for once) on an assignment, Gina helps the team to winni
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Lincoln Peirce is a cartoon artist from Portland, Maine. He lives with his wife and two children, and occasionally gives lectures to students about cartoon creating. Peirce writes the comic strip "Big Nate". Peirce's comic strip, Big Nate, is featured as an island on the famous children's website, Poptropica. Big Nate appears as the first cartoon on The Maine Sunday Telegram in the comics section. ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Big Nate Novels (7 books)
  • Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (Big Nate Novels, #1)
  • Big Nate on a Roll (Big Nate Novels, #3)
  • Big Nate Goes for Broke (Big Nate Novels, #4)
  • Big Nate Flips Out (Big Nate Novels, #5)
  • Big Nate: In the Zone (Big Nate Novels, #6)
  • Big Nate Lives It Up (Big Nate Novels, #7)
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