Today is a perfect day for a review by The Girl. She has two books to complete for summer reading, and this is the one chosen by the school. (The other is a book of her choice that must be at least 120 pages.) Since she'll be tested on the book when she starts 4th grade in the fall, I encouraged her to write a review to help her remember the story. And remembering all the kind words from my blog buddies, she agreed.
I haven't read Frindle by Andrew Clements, but according to the back cover, it's about a young boy who decides to call a pen a frindle instead of a pen. Nick becomes popular as the idea catches on in school, then across the country, all the while his teacher wants the madness to end.
by Andrew Clements
reviewed by The Girl (age 8)
Frindle was about this boy who said why should a pen be called a pen. Why not call it a frindle? This was a slow book. There's not a lot of action, and I love action books. I liked it, but it was not my favorite. I will read it again maybe.
Well, that's all I could get out of her. At least she's honest (and painfully so at times). I'm not sure what book she plans to read for her second summer reading selection, but she's reading about 5 books right now. Stay tuned.
Disclosure: The Girl borrowed Frindle from the library.