Author: Andrew Clements
Genre: middle grade
Publisher: Random House Children’s
Pub Date: January 8, 2019
Taken from NetGalley
Grace and Ellie have been best friends since second grade. Ellie’s always right in the center of everything–and Grace is usually happy to be Ellie’s sidekick. But what happens when everything changes? This time it’s Grace who suddenly has everyone’s attention when she accidentally starts a new fad at school. It’s a fad that has first her class, then her grade, and then the entire school collecting and trading and even fighting over . . . buttons?! A fad that might also get her in major trouble and could even be the end of Grace and Ellie’s friendship. Because Ellie’s not used to being one-upped by anybody. There’s only one thing for Grace to do. With the help of Hank–the biggest button collector in the sixth grade–she will have to figure out a way to end the fad once and for all. But once a fad starts, can it be stopped?
Andrew Clements, the beloved author of Frindle, returns with a deliciously entertaining and deeply satisfying story that will resonate with anyone who’s ever been in a classroom . . . or been a kid. A fad is a tough thing to kill, but then again, so is a friendship.
I absolutely LOVE this story! Grace and Ellie have been best friends forever, but when Grace shares her story about finding a bunch of buttons in her grandpa’s old mill, Ellie has to one-up her. This makes Grace realize she is always living in Ellie’s shadows and she is sort of tired of it. I would be too!
The story of their friendship is a cute one, but what I really love about this book is just Grace! She is a thinker! She is always dreaming up questions about her world and coming up with theories. When the school becomes obsessed with trading buttons she has to think up a way to stop a school fad, and quick!
Just an adorable middle grade book! Highly recommend!❤️
Have you read this one or any others from this author? Have you read Frindle?
Happy Reading Friends!❤️
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