Twelve-year-old Natalie Nelson has written a powerful school story. It's a short novel called "The Cheater," and her best friend Zoe is certain it should be published. All Natalie has to do is give the manuscript to her mom, an editor at a big publishing house. However Natalie doesn't want any favors from her mom. Still, Zoe won't drop the idea.
Spurred into action, Natalie invents a pen name for herself and Zoe becomes a self-styled literary agent. But if the girls are to succeed, they'll need support from their wary English teacher, legal advice from Zoe's tough-talking father, and some clever maneuvering to outwit the overbearing editor in chief of Shipley Junior Books.
Andrew Clements, the best-selling author of Frindle, The Landry News, and The Janitor's Boy, delights his audience with this story of two irrepressible girls who use their talent, ingenuity, and a little cunning to try to make a young writer's dream come true.
Clements's (Frindle) absorbing novel centers on Natalie, a 12-year-old aspiring author who, since her father died in an automobile accident, lives alone with her mother, Hannah, a children's book editor for a New York City publisher. As the book opens, Natalie's best friend, Zoe, is reading the novel that Natalie is writing. The impulsive, take-charge Zoe decides it is good enough to be published and hatches a scheme to ensure that it is. The path from manuscript to bound book takes some funny turns, as the girls elicit the aid of their English teacher, who rents office space that serves as the faux headquarters of Natalie's self-appointed
This book was amazing to read and I am in 5th grade so i felt close to Natalie. I got it done in 6 days that’s one of the fastest I have read a book, and the message was very good for kids. And it was saying that you could do a thing if you put your mind to it!! Good job Andrew Clements!!!
An Awesome book! love it!!
I read this book in 2 days.. actually the first day I read it for 2 hours and 10 minutes then the next day I read it for 1 hour and 40 minute so it wasn't 2 days it was just 3 hours and 50 minutes and I LOVED the book cuz I'm like Natalie, my name is Natalia (it's kinda like hers) and I wrote a children's book but I haven't gotten my book published.. well that was a great book! cheers for Andrew Clements!!!! :)
Lovveee this book
I love this book there is always an exciting page my friends read it and they said it was so good I got it and finished it in a week because I couldn't put it down best book ever!!!!!! Now I love Andrew Clements