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Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

Freckle Juice (1984)

by Judy Blume

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Good Judy Blume classic I read to my students. How does one obtain freckles? Easy, if you follow the recipe. Silly and fun way to introduce Judy to new students. ( )
  weisser4 | May 3, 2016 |
I really liked the book, Freckle Juice, by Judy Blume. First, the character was well developed, and is relatable to younger readers. For example, the entire first page of the story is describing the main character, Nicky Lane. The author really develops the characters through the book to engage the readers. Second, I liked the point of view the story is told in. The story is told in a narrator point of view, or third person. Using the third person, the author says, "Andrew Marcus wanted freckles. Nicky Lane had freckles." The point of view allows the reader to read without biases. The main message of this book is to accept who you are, and self-esteem. ( )
  lducke3 | Apr 10, 2016 |
I love Judy Blume. I remember reading her when I was young. Not sure if I have ever read this book before but it was a cute book. ( )
  crazy4reading | Nov 8, 2015 |
What’s a guy gotta do to get some freckles? This perennial bestselling favorite from Judy Blume has a fresh new look!

More than anything in the world, Andrew Marcus wants freckles. His classmate Nicky has freckles—they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. But when Andrew asks Nicky where he got them, Nicky just says he was born with them. Some help he is!

That’s when Sharon offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipe—for fifty cents, she promises, Andrew can look just like Nicky. His freckleless days are over! He rushes home to whip up the concoction. Grape juice, vinegar, mustard…

But what starts out as a simple freckle juice recipe quickly turns into something disastrous. Andrew is still determined to get his freckles, and to show that pesky Sharon that she doesn’t know everything—and he has the perfect solution! Or does he? (amazon).
  AmyStepaniuk | Oct 10, 2015 |
A boy desperately wants freckles, so he buys a recipe for freckle juice, with disastrous results.

This is a very short book, not really a novel (even my son said it was short). That would probably make it a good pick for independent reading for new readers. Not as memorable as other Blume books, though. ( )
  sturlington | Sep 15, 2015 |
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Nicky has freckles -- they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. Sitting behind him in class, Andrew once counted eighty-six of them, and that was just a start! If Andrew had freckles like Nicky, his mother would never know if his neck was dirty.

One day after school, Andrew works up enough courage to ask Nicky where he got his freckles. When know-it-all Sharon overhears, she offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipe -- for fifty cents. It's a lot of money, but Andrew is desperate. At home he carefully mixes the strange combination of ingredients. Then the unexpected happens...

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