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Big Nate Strikes Again (Big Nate Novels #2)

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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?

About the Author:

Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist-writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, which appears in 200 U.S. newspapers. He lives with his family

Hardcover, 216 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jun 28, 2011 Renee rated it really liked it
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Nov 18, 2010 Beverly rated it it was amazing
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
Jennifer Rayment
Mar 28, 2011 Jennifer Rayment rated it it was amazing
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
May 30, 2011 Josiah rated it it was ok
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
Pizzaguy (dmk3)
Oct 03, 2012 Pizzaguy (dmk3) rated it it was ok
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
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Mar 06, 2012 IndyPL Kids Book Blog rated it really liked it
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
Sep 12, 2011 Lauri rated it liked it
Shelves: juvenile
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
Dec 04, 2012 Rishabhb rated it really liked it
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
Victor Anguiano
Feb 22, 2017 Victor Anguiano rated it it was amazing
This book is funny because Nate is always getting in trouble. Nate is super funny and his friends are funnier. His locker makes him fall every time he opens it. I recommend this book to everyone
Apr 04, 2012 Taylor rated it liked it
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.
Kolby Brooks
Apr 01, 2016 Kolby Brooks rated it really liked it
I really like graphic novels. This book i think was my favorite graphic novel out of all of the graphic novels i have read. Big Nate is a really good book and i think everyone should read it
Jamisen Blackwell
Aug 30, 2015 Jamisen Blackwell rated it it was amazing
This book is about a kid named Nate who doesn't like school because of bullies, reports, and his arch nemesis, Gina. Nate figures out that he is doing a report on Ben Franklin and his partner is Gina. Also he becomes the team captain of the Kuddly Kittens(named by Gina which she is on his team) in baseball and he has to face off against a bully named Randy. Will he be able to do his project and beat Randy's team or will he fail again and lose against Randy?

I recommend this book to people who nee
Justin G
Nov 29, 2012 Justin G rated it it was amazing
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
Manuel Perez
Feb 05, 2016 Manuel Perez rated it really liked it
As I read Big Nate strikes again, I thought is was really entertaining. These types of book are the ones I like, comic and fiction. I liked everything about this book.

Big Nate was about a young boy named Nate, who finds out a friend, Chad, is in love with a girl, named Maya, and wanted him to be with her but he was too shy about it. As the school year went on Nate was given a lucky charm and has good luck all year. At the end of the year when the school held a rally, Nate was put on the same tea
Feb 12, 2015 Erin rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 03, 2011 Leslie rated it it was ok
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
Dec 22, 2011 Katy rated it really liked it
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
Oct 16, 2014 Sebastian Benitez rated it it was amazing
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.
Mar 05, 2015 Gian rated it it was amazing
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.
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Ein Kleidungsstück als "schwul" zu bezeichnen ist echt bescheuert und in ein Buch für Kinder ab 9 Jahren, gehört so eine Beschreibung schon mal gar nicht. Es gibt ja wohl genug andere Adjektive die man benutzen kann, um etwas zu beschreiben was man nicht mag. Ich werde diese Reihe ganz sicher nicht mehr weiterlesen.
Ethan Wei
Oct 23, 2011 Ethan Wei rated it it was amazing
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?
Tiffany Acevedo
Nov 25, 2014 Tiffany Acevedo rated it really liked it
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.
Jaime Ramos
Oct 15, 2014 Jaime Ramos rated it it was amazing
i like that nate hates Gina because gina is a show of
Dajinee Heard
Oct 23, 2012 Dajinee Heard is currently reading it
not done but so far its great
Isaac cambero
Sep 26, 2014 Isaac cambero rated it really liked it
this book was funny and i like that nate creates his own code and you have to crack them
Feb 07, 2015 Jim rated it it was ok
nate is so negative, the book just seems to be about things, people, classes he doesn't like
Jan 10, 2014 Kaleigh rated it really liked it
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
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.
Oct 05, 2011 Wanji rated it it was amazing
Sep 25, 2016 Jerry rated it really liked it
I discovered Big Nate while reading a newspaper from another part of the state, and found it to be good was this novel; in fact, I prefer it to the Wimpy Kid books.
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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 (8 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)
  • Big Nate Blasts Off (Big Nate Novels, #8)

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