BOOK NAME: Frindle
AUTHOR: Andrew Clements
This is a story about a boy that thought differently than everybody else. He has good ideas in his head, but doesn’t know where to put them. His name is Nick Allen and this story is about how he changed the world.
Nick always wondered why things were called the words they were. Like, why is a dog called a dog and why is a house called a house. So, Nick decided change the name of thing that everyone uses everyday. He decided to rename the word “pen” to the word “frindle”. He needed help from his friends to make the word popular so everybody would use it. He used his new word in school, at home and when he went to the store. All of his friends did the same thing. Soon, even the clerk at the store knew what frindle meant. When they came into the store and asked for a frindle, she would ask them “Do you want blue ink or black ink?”
Everybody seemed to like his new word, except for his Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Granger. She even punished everyone who used the word by keeping them after school. But he stuck to his plan and even had some fun at Mrs. Granger’s expense.
I really liked this book because it shows how even little kids can change things if they come up with an idea, stick with it and don’t let people tell them what they can’t do.