Mary Rodgers and Heather Hach
Reviewed by Katie Malone (age 11) for Reader Views (8/09)
“Freaky Monday” is a book I could read over and over again. I say this because this book is trying to make a point that every so often you should just go with the flow and, the way the authors do, it never gets old. In this book Hadley Fox doesn’t like her teacher, because she never sticks to the lesson plans. So then, in the middle of Hadley’s oral presentation, Hadley and Ms. Pitt switch places! And, of all days they could of switched places, it was the day that Hadley’s sister, Tatum, has a crisis, Ms. Pitt has a meeting with the principal, and the first Monday dance!
The authors carried out the main purpose of the publication very well throughout the book. This book would probably be better for girls than it would for boys, only because there’s a girl worrying about a first kiss; guys probably wouldn’t like it. The age range would probably be from 9 to 13.
My favorite part would probably be when there was a meeting to see whether or not Ms. Pitt should be chairman of the English department, because Hadley was in her body for the meeting and was saying stuff like “she” when Ms. Pitt would of said “I.”
These authors write very well. Here is an example: “I hate Mondays. Okay, so it’s not an original thought. So does most of the planet.” I liked how they used a very plain statement, “I hate Mondays,” but then she backs it up with something original and fun.
I think that if Mary Rodgers and Heather Hach want to write another book together they should. I would read it. If they were to, it should be about similar things to this book — like two people should switch places, but maybe for longer so that they could come up with more dilemmas.
In conclusion, I really liked this book, and I’m probably not the only person that does. So if you’re a somewhat normal girl between the ages of 9 and 13 and you trust me, a somewhat normal girl between the ages of 9 and 13 you should read “Freaky Monday” by Mary Rodgers and Heather Hach.