Book review: frindle by: Andrew Clements


“Will have readers smiling all the way through… hilarious.”

-The Horn Book (starred review)

A captivating tale- one to press upon children, and one they’ll be passing among themselves.”

-Kirkus (pointered review)

“If there’s any justice in the world, Clements may have something of a classic on his hands.”

-Kirkus (pointered review)

What it’s about:

Is Nick Allen a troublemaker?

He really just likes to liven up at school- and he’s always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he’s got the inspiration for his best plan ever… The frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn’t belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there’s nothing Nick can do about it.

What the book is about:

Frindle is a really funny book, filled with courage and laughter, and I learned some really cool facts on the way, like how words are created, how quiz was created, and who gets to say this is that. In the book, Nick Allen, the hero of the story, compares this whole thing with Mrs. Granger, the language arts teacher, and Nick Allen, is a chess game, or a battle. My favorite character is oddly Mrs. Granger, the language arts teacher. There’s something about her, something powerful, and her love for the dictionary is odd, but interesting. You know, I once tried to read the dictionary like a book. I’m still on the A.

I thought it was really interesting when we found out that Mrs. Granger was rooting for the word Frindle in secret the whole time. Frindle is a really good book, and you too will be rooting for the word. And the book.

I recommend this book to lovers of language arts readers and reader looking for a fun book.

You can also find this post on both my blogs Searching the library for a good book and Andy the reader.


Descendants 2! So excited!

​When I watched Descendants, it was really good. And now that they’re making a Descendants 2, I was really excited! Descendants gives a chance to actually find out what the most terrible Disney villains were up to after their defeat in the movies; turns out, they had children! And since Ben, son of Belle and Beast*, he decides to let a couple children from the Isle of the Lost, home of the Disney villains and their children, come to his home, and they begin to learn how to be good. And if you have not watched the movie (Sorry about the spoilers), the kids leave the Isle of the Lost, not the parents.

But their parents want them to go so their kids can steal the fairy Godmother’s wand, so the Force field keeping the villains in the Isle of the Lost, can be lifted and the villians can be free. But in the end, the kids want to be good, and they defeat        , and Mal gets Ben, and they become a couple.

Okay, now let’s just watch the trailer for Descendants 2, and I’ll make a prediction on what could happen.

Okay, first off, I loved this trailer, like, a lot. I like how they were spelling Descendants near to the end of the trailer, at least I think they were spelling Descendants. I think that it’s awesome that China from A.N.T Farm is going to be in the movie! If you are wondering who she will starring as, she will be starring as Uma, the daughter of Ursula. New characters that I know of is Gil, son of Gaston, and Harry, son of Captain hook. Huh, so Captain Hook has 2 children.

Wait a minute.

You don’t remember her?:


Anyway, here’s what I think going to happen in the movie, and then what I hope happens in the movie.

Mal is tired of being good, so she runs away back to the Isle of the Lost, where she finds her arch nemesis, Uma. Ben and the rest of the Descendants go to the Isle of the lost to look for Mal, only for Ben to be kidnapped by Uma, Harry, Gil, and Harry’s men. Uma is using him so Mal and her friends can give her the fairy godmothers wand so Uma and her friends can leave the Isle. So Mal can’t win, Mal and her friends think up a plan to stop her.

Now what I hope happens; I’m going to have to make a list for this:

I hope…

  1. Doug and Evie are in a relationship
  2. Ariel, Ursula, Captain Hook, Gaston, and King Triton are in the movie
  3. I hope I’m wrong and Uma wants Triton’s trident.

You can also find this post on my other blog, Andy the Disney geek.

16 days. 6 posts. 14 followers.

16 days since I created this blog. 6 posts total on my blog. And yet, I have 13 followers on my blog now! I can’t tell you how much of an honor it is to have that much followers so quickly.

I don’t know much blogs that get so much followers when they’re at the beginning of their blogs; they’re probably are, but I can’t see them, but I bet they’re there. June’s not even over, and I got bloggers that I follow following my blog. And actually, I’m going make a list of the blogs that I followed who than followed me:

Chaos of Imagination– by Dragonslayer94: wonderful blog, it’ll make you laugh and asking for more. Definitely a blog for those who want a laugh now and then. Check out his other blog, The Comic book Christian. And Dragonslayer94, if you are reading this, God is good.

Cristian Mihai– by Christian Mihai: I think it’s a really cool blog, and he has introduced me to really cool blogs thanks to his reblogs. This blog is a must if you are a fan of Literature and writing.

Rewrite Cinema– by Rewritecinema: If I could change the name of this blog, it would be Improve Cinema, because that’s what he does on Rewrite Cinema. This is a great blog to go to if you are interested in movies, which I am.

Middle-earth reflections– by Olga: Olga creates outstanding essays on Middle-earth. I can see she puts hard work into these essays, and it is definitely a site you should check out of you are a lover of Middle-earth.

Planet Pailly– by J. S. Pailly: the funny illustrations plus Science equals a really cool blog. I recommend this for space lovers.

Sci-fi Jubilee– by Paul Bowler: Doctor who reviews, Comic book reviews, and trailers and sci-fi news; it’s like Paul reads my mind! Well, minus the Doctor who. Actually, it was Paul’s awesome reviews that actually got me interested in Doctor who; I know I’m American, but I’m pretty sure it’s on American channels too. I hope to watch it one day.

And that’s it. These are the bloggers I followed in the past who later followed me. And I’m sorry for my other followers. I’m going to browse around the rest of your blogs, and who knows, I may follow you. Actually, I hope so, some of these blogs actually look cool. I’ll put you guys (if I follow you) in another post if I get 20 followers. You want to make that happen? Introduce blogs that you follow to my blog.

Before I go, I just want to thank all 14 followers who made this happen. Who made this post happen. Whenever I get a follower on any of my blogs, it shows that people love what I write, and inspires me to continue on writing and making better posts. So, thank you.

Book review: the Fellowship of the ring by J. R. R. Tolkien


“Filled with marvels and strange terrors… an extraordinary, distinguished piece of work.”

-New York Herald Tribute

“For anyone who likes the genre to which it belongs, the Heroic quest, I cannot imagine a more wonderful Christmas present… No fiction I have read in the last five years has given me more joy than the Fellowship of the ring”

-W. H. Auden, The new York Times Book Reviews

“Brilliant in its telling as it is broad in its scope… An exciting good book, and far more than Fantasy to us, who have come into possession of the Great Ring of Power, and have turned back one assault of the shadow only to see it, as Gandalf warned, ‘take another shape and grow again.’ “

What’s the book about:

The dark fearsome Ringwraiths are searching fora Hobbit. Frodo Baggins knows that they are seeking him and the ring he bears – the ring of power that will enable evil Sauron to destroy all that is good in Middle-earth. Now it is up to to Frodo and his faithful servant, Sam, with a small band of companions, to carry the ring to the one place it can be destroyed: Mount Doom, in the very center of Sauron’s realm. This begins J. R. R. Tolkien’s classic the Lord of the rings, which continues in The two towers and the return of the king.

What I think of the book:

One day, Since I had been very good at a place, just sitting down and reading Percy Jackson: sea of monsters ( which is a really good book, by the way), my parents said they would buy anything about $15.00 or under. At the time I been wanting to watch the Lord of the rings trilogy, and I’ve also been wanting to read the books too, so I chose a Lord of the rings/the hobbit boxed set. It was over $15.00, like About $18.00, but my parents got it for me anyway for me, because they love me. On the day it came, I finished Percy Jackson book: Sea of Monsters (which, by the way, was a really good book), and walked out dog for the first time (wasn’t a good one). I began with the hobbit, but after a couple of chapters, I got kind of bored, and decided to read the fellowship of the ring. To tell the truth, the Lord of the rings trilogy was what I actually wanted to read. But then I went back to the hobbit, and weeks later, I went back to fellowship of the ring, but then after a couple of Pages, I went back to the hobbit, and then a couple days later, I finished it. Luckily, I also had The Lord of the rings with me as well as The hobbit, so after I finished the Hobbit, I immediately began reading where I left off in the Lord of the rings. I thought it was definitely a bit darker. My favorite characters were Tom Bombadil, Gandalf the grey, and Legolas in this book. There were many differences in Tue book and movie. Most of the the stuff Boromir said in the movie at the council of Elrond were when he went all crazy and tried to take the ring from Frodo in the book. And Boromir doesn’t even die until The two towers. But in my opinion, the book was an excellent read. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Fantasy and adventure.

You can also find this post on my other blog, Searching the library for a good book.

Faith, personal, swim team – what else?

In my second post, I talked about stuff I would blog about here on Andy Pines. But right after I published that post, I had thought of a bunch of other stuff I could blog about.

So to much this post short, I’m going to blog about whatever I want, but the ideas on the second post is what I’ll generally blog about.


Comparing a classic book to the story of Jesus

​You’ve all heard of or read the the 2nd book in the chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, Whitch, and the wardrobe. Some of you have watched the movie. Either it’s the classic one made from Disney, or the really old version of the book that literally shows that the animals are played by humans, or just the book, everybody has heard of the book. But some people probably don’t know this:

The book is based on a story from the Bible.

And best part, the story is the story of jesus!

It makes since, though. Aslan is Jesus, the stone table resembles the cross, Jadis (the witch) is Satan (in the form of a female), and when Jadis (satan) killed Aslan (Jesus) on the stone table (The cross), it resembled Jesus dying on the cross for our sins, so he could save us.

And when Aslan (Jesus) came back from the dead, it resembled when Jesus resurrected from the dead. And Susan and Emily Pevensie went to see Aslan at the stone table but found the stone table split in two, without Aslan on it, it resembled The women who went to see Jesus in his tomb, but found the boulder covering the entrance to the tomb moved and Jesus’ body nowhere to be seen (Although I’m pretty sure there was more than 2 women that went to see Jesus).

That’s all I can make out of the book, but this probably shows that C. S. Lewis was a Christian, bringing the story of jesus and how he died for our sins into a story of entertainment.

Another story in disguise?

You can also find this post on my Christian blog.

Emoji post – decipher it!

👦 am going to 🏊‍♀️ team. Do you to 🏊‍♀️ too? favorite stroke to is the 🏊‍♀️. 👦 am 😄 for the 🏊‍♀️ meet.

Can you decipher it? tell me what you think it means? tell me in the comments section down below if you’re on my site, or click the comment button if you are on the reader. If you liked this post, please click the like button if you are on my site, or click the star button if you’re on the reader.

Thankfully I found a replacement for the shifu GIF.