Freaky Friday
Mary Rodgers
HarperTeen (2003)
ISBN 9780064400466
Reviewed by Katie Malone (age 11) for Reader Views (7/09)

 

The main point in this story is to appreciate your elders and what they do for you. In this book, your average 15-year-old, Annabel turns into her mom, but Annabel can’t seem to find her mom or at least Annabel thinks it’s not her mom in there!  Annabel’s Friday wasn’t as fun as she thought having to deal with disasters throughout the day.  She loses her little brother who almost gets hit by a car, she loses herself and somehow being her mother finally gets the boy she likes to like her.  Sadly, this boy doesn’t know about the switch and since Annabel isn’t very attractive, he might never find out.  The author did a very good job carrying the purpose of the publication though the entire book.  There was never a dull spot and I never got lost.

This book is good for parents to give to their kids to read if the parents don’t feel that they are being appreciated enough.  So, this book is for pretty much for anybody.  There is a sequel to this book and I think it’s good that there is.  I think this because it was fun to read and I would enjoy doing it again.  My favorite part of the book was the parent-teacher conference Annabel attended.  I liked it because it was chaotic.  The teachers are spitting out rude remarks about Annabel and that makes her furious.

One of the sentences in this book I liked was the very first one.  “You are not going to believe me, nobody in their right minds could possible believe me, but it’s true, really it is!”   I like this sentence because it’s really complex just like this story is – which is a very good start.  I also liked it because some stories have short wimpy sentences but this sentence is big, bold and one of the best ways possible to start a story.

In conclusion, you should definitely read this book; it’s very good and never has a dull moment.  It’s very funny.  I’ve read a lot of books in my lifetime but never one that starts so good it makes me want to steal it, but don’t worry I won’t.  I loved “Freaky Friday” by Mary Rodgers and you will too.

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