It's wasn't as funny as I remembered it being, but it's still quite clever. It's very adult, and I'd be curious to get a modern 10 year old's opinion about the book. Does it still hold up? Or does it feel outdated?
Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Not as funny as I remembered it being, but still quite clever; the last few pages are worth the entire book. It's a strange book though. It feels a bit out of its time, and there was definitely a line in 1972 between Annabel's mother and the past and Annabel and the feminist future; switching them provided the 1970s reader a look at not only the generation gap but the changing face of gender as well (Annabel's mother would most likely work outside the home today, although having living in some big New York City apartment like they do in this book, she may not have to work). I've always like the sequel A Billion for Boris better, but people rarely know there is a sequel (the movies, I suppose). I'm curious as to a modern day 10 year old's opinion - do they find it outdated, or is it still charming and funny?
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