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Freckle Juice

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  37,394 Ratings  ·  813 Reviews
Nicky has freckles: they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. Sitting behind him in class, Andrew once counted eighty-six of them, and that was just a start! If Andrew had freckles like Nicky, his mother would never know if his neck was dirty.

One day after school, Andrew works up enough courage to ask Nicky where he got his freckles. When know-it-all S
Paperback, 40 pages
Published November 1988 (first published July 1st 1978)
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Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
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So, I read this with my daughter this past weekend and she said "it was just okay." LOL We had a good time talking about the ingredients in the secret recipe and if we would drink it and why the main character thought drinking something like that would give him freckles in the first place.

A cute book, not one of Blume's best.

SPOILER ALERT: The bratty little girl goes on to prank the boy who had freckles and wanted to get rid of them by trying to pawn her secret recipe off on him too. I don't k
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Sep 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
Jan 05, 2013 rated it liked it
‘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
Aug 09, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1990
I couldn't get behind this book. I thought the kid was stupid.
Jul 22, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was about him with his magical marker that was blue and he was poking polka dots on his cheek and everyone laughed. It's one of my favorites because it's like a whole story. I liked when he put freckles on his face with the blue marker. It made me heartbroken that people laughed at him. It taught me that you can't laugh at people. (age 7)
Feb 28, 2008 rated it did not like it
L-A-M-E! I read it in one day, and there is absolutely no point.
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just read this in about 10 minutes, so it's beyond me how my teacher spent more than one session reading this to us in grade three. I definitely remember the blue freckles taking up more of the story than it did, so that was a bit disappointing as a nostalgic reread. But it was very cute, and I remember LOVING it when we read it in grade three. so five stars.
May 28, 2011 rated it liked it
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.
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