Author: Andrew Clements
Published: Aladdin, 1998
First Line: "If you ask the kids and teachers at Lincoln Elementary school to make three lists, all the really bad kids, all the really smart kids, and all the really good kids Nick Allen would not be on any of them."
Summary: Of all Nick's ideas, the frindle is his most successful. What's a frindle? It's a pen, or what used to be called a pen before Nick began his brilliant campaign. Soon much of the nation is crazy about frindles--except for Mrs. Granger, Nick's teacher, who, although she doesn't realize it, was the inspiration for the idea. (Taken from Goodreads)
Review: Frindle was a quick read suitable for younger readers, around aged 10 or so would be a good starting point. I picked it up because I have read a book by Andrew Clements before, Things Not Seen, and absolutely loved it, so I picked up Frindle for something different.
Frindle is a really nice read. It isn’t an overly complicated novel but it is certainly a memorable one. It brings the idea of what if I made up a word and everybody went with it, into a story. I thought that the story played out well and everything developed rather nicely.
There was a nice little twist at the end and it made me smile. Actually, the whole time I was reading Frindle I was smiling. It’s just a really nice, really good read that isn’t overly complicated.
Frindle is a nice change of pace story and well worth a read.