Nick Allen has mastered the art of making school a more entertaining place to be, whether that involves transforming his classroom into a tropical island, or making sure there is no homework assigned by asking his trademarked, thought-provoking, time-wasting questions. When asking one of these questions in Mrs. Granger’s 5th grade language arts class, he finds himself instead assigned a report about words and their origins! He later devises a plan to create a word of his own: frindle. Soon everyone is using Nick’s new word, despite fierce opposition by Mrs. Granger. Who will win the war of the words?
Book reviewed by Caitlin B., Youth Services Assistant