There are several reasons second-grader Andrew Marcus wants freckles: if he had enough, his mother wouldn't know if he had washed his neck, so he wouldn't be late for school, and school wouldn't be so bad if he could count all those freckles when he got bored. So, when his know-it-all classmate, Sharon, offers to sell him the secret recipe for freckle juice, Andrew thinks it could be the best 50 cents he's ever spent. But can a girl like Sharon be trusted? If he can make himself drink the disgusting mixture of ingredients in the formula, will it actually give him the freckles he craves? He's in for several surprises once he does! Judy Blume's humorous story of one boy's quest for freckles will have readers smiling to the end, and at 5 chapters and 47 pages, even reluctant or struggling readers will want to finish this book.
Recommended by Gailanne Smith, Librarian