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Frindle by Andrew Clements
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it was amazing

"Frindle" tells the story of an intrepid young man who tries to distract his teacher, and avoid homework assignments. He ends up creating a new word for "pen" - "frindle" and gaining national attention.

The plot here is similar to "Nothing but the Truth," a young adult novel by AVI, about a boy who similarly wants to annoy his teacher, by singing along to the national anthem when it is played over the PA system. The difference between the two is in the tone of the struggle between student and teacher, which is best illustrated by the the endings (which I won't spoil for you!). "Frindle" is much more upbeat and fun, and it ends on a happy note, while "Nothing but the Truth," is more tension filled and the ending is not really "happy." This could be do to the intended target age for these books - the happier, simpler "Frindle" was written for younger readers, with a positive message about potential and creativity. "Nothing but the Truth" critiques the modern intrepretation of freedom of speech.

A quick and fun read!
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July 1, 2007 – Finished Reading
July 15, 2007 – Shelved

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message 1: by Snooka (new) - added it

Snooka L. 5 STARS! are you kidding? I gave it 0 Stars

Rena Snooka wrote: "5 STARS! are you kidding? I gave it 0 Stars"

You are entitled to your opinion, personally I enjoyed it!

message 3: by Snooka (last edited Jul 05, 2012 03:04PM) (new) - added it

Snooka L. I didn't find the plot line amusing. Mabey if I re-read it (I read it in 4th grade) I would find that I liked it more.

message 4: by NewFranklin (new)

NewFranklin School Not my favorite book but it's AWESOME!!!!!
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Chante Gums yess right

Chante Gums really lovein it

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