Saturday, May 9, 2009
Freaky Monday by Mary Rodgers and Heather Hach
Hadley is pretty much the model student: straight As, perfect attendance, front row in class. So what if she's overstressed and overscheduled: She's got school covered. (Life—not so much.)
Ms. Pitt is the kind of teacher who wants you to call her by her first name and puts all the chairs in a circle and tells her students to feel their book reports.
Hadley wishes Ms. Pitt would stick to her lesson plan. Ms. Pitt wishes Hadley would lighten up.
So when Hadley and Ms. Pitt find themselves switched into each other's bodies, the first thing they want to do is switch right back. It takes a family crisis, a baffled principal, and a (double) first kiss to help them figure out that change can be pretty enlightening.
Even if it is a little freaky!
I really don't know what to say about this book. One one hand, I liked it. And on the other hand, it was incredibly reminiscent of Freaky Friday. I found it easy to relate to Hadley, though out lives are different. This was a very quick and cute read. I found myself actually liking it, though I wouldn't normally read this book.
I didn't like how similar it was to Freaky Friday. The only differences were that; instead of being mother and daughter, it was teacher and student. So, If you enjoyed Freaky Friday, read this! It was very nice and refreshing.
Posted by Zoe at 10:51 PM