Thursday, September 27, 2018

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume


In the book Freckle Juice, Judy Blume takes us on a hysterical trip through an event
in Andrew Marcus’ life. Andrew has a conflict he does not have any freckles. The
solution is provided by classmate, Sharon. Freckle Juice! She claims to have the recipe
for how Andrew can get freckles of his very own. Very skeptical but desperate Andrew
purchases the recipe and gives it a try. This solution was conflict number two in disguise.
This recipe makes Andrew extremely sick, makes humiliated, and leaves him without
freckles. So when it I time for him to return to school he decides Sharon cannot have the
last laugh, he draws freckles all over his face. Unfortunately, this is not the correct
solution either, fortunately teacher Miss Kelly comes to the rescue with freckle remover.

The Main characters are: Andrew Marcus (protagonist), Sharon (antagonist). A few
of the supporting characters; Miss Kelly and Mrs. Marcus. The theme within these pages is liking who you are, for who you are and for what you have (or don’t have).

The setting is a typical school and home of most children. The plot is relatable to all children; whether they want freckles like a classmate, or blond hair like the girl next door. The story is always the same someone has something that you want. Something that they were created with and you are not. But in the end, you find that how you were made is just as great!

This book rates five out of five. I laughed out loud through the books entirety, even though this is probably my twelveth time reading it. I shared it with my daughter, age 9, who also found it quite comical. I plan on sharing it with my students of all ages in the future! Judy Blume is one of my all-time favorite authors.

I read this book as a part of my #BookaDay Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book every weekday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...

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