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“You never really understand a person until . . . you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” After uttering this line from To Kill a Mockingbird, 13-year-old Hadley finds her body mysteriously switched with her earthy English teacher, Ms. Pitt, and their daylong adventure produces predictably awkward situations and enlightening revelations for both. While not as original as in 1972, when Rodgers’ Freaky Friday was published, the body-switching premise is still a funny fantasy that offers instructive insight into seeing the world from another’s perspective. Unfortunately, Hadley’s voice lacks eighth-grade authenticity, and its frantic pacing, quick-dating cultural references, and language that seems to aim for cool, and miss, further detract from the story. Readers will likely forgive all when Hadley and Ms. Pitt, who had both used school to escape the world, successfully broaden their horizons and land their dream boy and dream job respectively, just in time for Tuesday. Grades 4-7. --Andrew Medlar

About the Author

Mary Rodgers is the author of Freaky Friday, a book that has sold more than a million copies, has been made into two movies, and is now considered, quite rightly, a classic. Mary has also written two other novels for young readers, Summer Switch and A Billion for Boris, as well as the music for the musical Once Upon a Mattress. A trustee of the Juilliard School, Mary Rodgers lives and works in New York City.



Heather Hach (rhymes with Bach) wrote the screenplay for the most recent Freaky Friday movie and the book for Legally Blonde: The Musical. Heather recently appeared as a judge on MTV's The Search for Elle Woods. Heather Hach writes books and screenplays in West Hollywood, California, where she lives with her husband, an animator, and her daughter, a toddler.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 690L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (May 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061664782
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061664786
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,009,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Samantha Clanton on August 15, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Thirteen-year-old Hadley Fox (I so love her name!) is not your average eighth grader. She has a 4.3 GPA (I know, makes me feel terrible for my grades in school!), studies like crazy, and constantly has her nose in a book. Hadley, even at 13, strives for Stanford as her college destination, but the one thing she also strives to do is become her gorgeous, loved-by-everyone older sister, Tatum.

Matters turn horrifying for Hadley when she forgets to write down an assignment in her "Super Student Planner Plus" and her whole world seems to collapse around her. Said assignment is an oral report for none other than Tatum's favorite teacher, Ms. Pitt; the hippie, eccentric, over-involved teacher who prefers to be called Carol that Hadley can't stand.

As Ms. Pitt makes Hadley try to wing her report and allows her a change in topic, something happens. In the Freaky Friday, Lindsay Lohan/Jamie Lee Curtis fashion, they finish a sentence together, the room shakes (which only they feel), and then they are transformed.

This couldn't happen on any worse of a day for either of the two protagonists since today is the first time in months Hadley's crush has spoken to her, and there is the first I-Hate-Mondays DANCE! As for Ms. Pitt (yes, I too can't help but giggle), it is her meeting with the school board to become the head of the English department.

Things seem to run amok between both character's lives from family, to love, to even careers, and not quite as smoothly as either would hope. You should also note that there are more correlations between this book and the Freaky Friday movie than there were between the Freaky Friday book and movie versions, but that's not necessarily a bad thing in this case.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By TeensReadToo on July 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Thirteen-year-old Hadley Fox (I so love her name!) is not your average eighth grader. She has a 4.3 GPA (I know, makes me feel terrible for my grades in school!), studies like crazy, and constantly has her nose in a book. Hadley, even at 13, strives for Stanford as her college destination, but the one thing she also strives to do is become her gorgeous, loved-by-everyone older sister, Tatum.

Matters turn horrifying for Hadley when she forgets to write down an assignment in her "Super Student Planner Plus" and her whole world seems to collapse around her. Said assignment is an oral report for none other than Tatum's favorite teacher, Ms. Pitt; the hippie, eccentric, over-involved teacher who prefers to be called Carol that Hadley can't stand.

As Ms. Pitt makes Hadley try to wing her report and allows her a change in topic, something happens. In the Freaky Friday, Lindsay Lohan/Jamie Lee Curtis fashion, they finish a sentence together, the room shakes (which only they feel), and then they are transformed.

This couldn't happen on any worse of a day for either of the two protagonists since today is the first time in months Hadley's crush has spoken to her, and there is the first I-Hate-Mondays DANCE! As for Ms. Pitt (yes, I too can't help but giggle), it is her meeting with the school board to become the head of the English department.

Things seem to run amok between both character's lives from family, to love, to even careers, and not quite as smoothly as either would hope. You should also note that there are more correlations between this book and the Freaky Friday movie than there were between the FREAKY FRIDAY book and movie versions, but that's not necessarily a bad thing in this case.
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By Bridget the Unicorn on August 21, 2013
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Im not one for stories like this but i loved it and you know that feeling you get after you've finished a good book, like, im so glad i finished this book, but im not happy its over, kind of feeling? Well thats what i felt. I would highly reccomend this book to most of you out there.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By emmejay VINE VOICE on May 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Along the lines of the mother-daughter switch in her 1972 classic, Freaky Friday, Mary Rodgers (with co-author Heather Hach) returns here with a student-teacher switch.

When 13-year-old Hadley Fox (who's great with grades but not so good with people) struggles during a classroom presentation about To Kill a Mockingbird ("You, uh, never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view --"), Ms. Pitt jumps in with a teacherly assist ("-- until you climb into --"), and then they finish Atticus Finch's line together: "...his skin and walk around in it." Suddenly, the lights blink, time warps -- and they're switched into each other's bodies!

Comic hijinks ensue, as do Life Lessons. The first-person narrative voice is tween chick-lit (high-energy, high-drama confessional) as are the sub-plots (siblings, friends, crushes). A fun read for early middle-schoolers.
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By Rob E. on November 23, 2014
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While this book is different from Freaky Friday, it is just as good. It is one of my all time favorites. I recommend this book to all ages.
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