Big Nate: On a Roll

Written by Lincoln Pierce

Reviewed by Ben S. (age 8)

Have you ever had bad luck and then all of sudden had good luck? Letís find out if Nateís luck will last in Big Nate: In the Zone by Lincoln Pierce.

To begin with, this story was about a boy named Nate who was having trouble in the beginning with just about everything! This included school, sports, and even his friends. He was getting some bad grades, he got stage fright in front of the whole school, and a popular kid was mean to him. But then, someone gives something to Nate that gives him good luck. Itís from his friend Chad and itís a lucky foot. His new luck seems to be great and it puts him ďin the zone!Ē But his luck doesnít always seem to work and he has to figure some things out on his own.

In addition, I thought this book was great because Nate was on a roll when he got the lucky foot. This is because he because heís so lucky such as when he shot a basketball backwards at mid-court with his eyes closed and made it! My favorite part is when Chad and Maya won the bet for the seventh grade. They had to beat the sixth grade at field day. They did and the bully who they made the bet with had to be in Nateís band for a week. This was my favorite because I love teamwork. The characters that I found most interesting were Chad, Nate, Maya and Gina. I liked them the most because they are friends and it shows boys and girls can be friends.

In conclusion, this book is good for kids ages 8-16. It will make you laugh and wish you had good luck! You should definitely buy this book today!

Ben S. is a student in Mrs. Blaisdell's 3rd Grade Class