Overall Grade: B-
In this modern sequel/rewrite to the “old classic” Freaky Friday, Mary Rodgers and Heather Hach did an incredible job of entertaining their audience and incorporating great humor. The characters were totally lovable and mostly believable, and their problems were ones that we can all understand and feel sympathy for—probably because we’ve experienced them ourselves. We wish we could give this book a better grade, because it really was enjoyable, but in the end, we felt kind of…well…cheated. It had a really unique plot—in fact, there’s only one other book we’ve read that was anything like it…oh, yeah: Freaky Friday. In fact, it was pretty much exactly like it, barring the new characters. But, if you really really loved that book or movie, you’ll enjoy this one, too.
I did have one question regarding believability, if anyone cares to comment: does any 7th grade teacher really assign To Kill a Mockingbird? It hasn’t been such a long time since Middle School…but I don’t recall any Harper Lee in the curriculum.
Possibly Objectionable Topics: none
Literary Quality: B-
Descriptive Ability: B
Believability of Characters: A-
Believability of Situations: B
Overall Reading Enjoyment: A-