Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday Annabel Andrews is tired of her mother telling her what to do She s tired of being told to do her homework clean up her room and be nice to her little brother Ape Face If she were an adult she cou

  • Title: Freaky Friday
  • Author: Mary Rodgers Susannah Fellows
  • ISBN: 9780739360521
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Audio
  • Annabel Andrews is tired of her mother telling her what to do She s tired of being told to do her homework, clean up her room, and be nice to her little brother, Ape Face If she were an adult, she could do anything she wanted, like watch TV all day and eat marshmallows for breakfast One Friday morning, Annabel s wish comes true when she wakes up and realizes she s turnAnnabel Andrews is tired of her mother telling her what to do She s tired of being told to do her homework, clean up her room, and be nice to her little brother, Ape Face If she were an adult, she could do anything she wanted, like watch TV all day and eat marshmallows for breakfast One Friday morning, Annabel s wish comes true when she wakes up and realizes she s turned into her mother But after a major washing machine mishap, losing Ape Face, and a terrible teacher conference, Annabel starts to suspect that being an adult is not as much fun as it seems One thing s for certain this is one freaky Friday she ll never forget

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  • Mary Rodgers Susannah Fellows

    Mary Rodgers was an accomplished author, screenwriter and composer Her first book Freaky Friday won several prizes, and was cited on the ALA Notable Book list She composed many musicals, and had also amassed credits in television and radio She had served as Chairman of the Board of the Julliard School and on the Board of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.


  • Así que esto es lo que está pasando Compré este libro por hace no más de un mes, y para ser franco, lo hice porque era mi deber, ya que la película —del año 2003, interpretada por Lindsay Lohan y Jamie Lee Curtis— era una de mis favoritas cuando apenas era un pequeño feto-renacuajo de cinco años de edad, so se lo debía a mi inexistente infancia.Volviendo un poco más al tópico de esto, leí la novela porque no lo sé, sólo sé que lo hice, y me alegro mucho de haberlo hecho, dado [...]

  • I found this well-loved ex-library book on the dollar table at a used bookstore. That Edward Gorey cover just screamed "Buy me!" Plus, it was, well, you know - a buck.I've never seen either film version, but I'm familiar enough with the plot to know that at NO point in my life would I have EVER wanted to switch places with my mother.(Though, on closer examination, in my illustrious career as a homemaker/housewife, it seems I have done exactly that. Damn! That sucks.)Rodgers used a kind of whiny, [...]

  • This book was okay. I haven't ever watched the original movie with Jodie Foster but the remake with Lindsey Lohan was much better than this book. I was a little hesitant to pick this book up when I read that it had been published in the seventies but apart from some old slang words, it was pretty much the same as a newer book. I felt like this book just pushed its message across too hard. It was so obvious that Mary Rodgers was trying to show kids that mothers do a lot and children should respec [...]

  • Okay so I read this book for a reading challenge otherwise I would of never read it and just enjoyed my memories of the movie. This book wasn't written that great in my opinion and I felt like more of the story was played out in the movie which, made it more interesting. Odd for me to say that because, usually the book is always better. Guess it wasn't the issue in this case.

  • Reviewed by Samantha Clanton, aka "Harlequin Twilight" for TeensReadTooI don't know about anyone else, but whenever I hear the words Freaky and Friday, I automatically think back to Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis circa 2003. But this is a different FREAKY FRIDAY, the original, the better of the two in my opinion (I know there was another movie version in the 70s, but I've not seen it in years, and don't remember much about it besides Jodie Foster). This is the story of Annabel and Ellen Andr [...]

  • This is a no no. I LOVE the 1970's movie. My siblings and I grew up on it. But I just dragged myself to the end of the book this week. I wanted to weep. Books shouldn't be that bad. It gave me hope, though, that perhaps one of the books I'm writing can be as bad as this and still get picked up by Disney and made into a classic movie. Sorry Mary Rodgers.

  • This is a quick page-turning read which was first published in 1973 and by 1976 had been made into a film starring Jodie Foster in the title role, as shown by the cover of the film-tie-in 1976 Puffin edition which I picked up second hand quite recently.The book gives us a first person narrative of one day in the life of 13-year-old Annabel Andrews who wakes up in the body of her thirty-five year old mother after an argument where she complains about not being allowed to have responsiblity for he [...]

  • I'm not always on-board with Disney films, but one that I really liked in junior high school was the 1976 Jodie Foster film Freaky Friday. It was only recently that I discovered it was based on a middle-grade children's novel. The story of a prim and proper mother and her willful, precocious teen daughter, Freaky Friday is funny, weird and surprisingly insightful.

  • I saw the movie when it first came out and thought it was great but the bookt so much. This is one of those few times where the movie is better than the book.

  • Dad: Starting out, how many stars do you guys want to give the book?Eleanor: 5!Gwen: 5!Poppy: 6!Gwen: Wait, I mean, 4.Poppy: SEH-VEN!Eleanor: You can't give it 7, Poppy. You can only give it 5.Dad: Have I ever made an executive decision before? I'm giving it 3 stars. And there's nothing you can do about it.Eleanor: Really? You're giving it really three stars?Dad: AhhhGwen: Well, it's a little less than 4.El: And way less than 5.Poppy: Or a lot of money.Dad: I want you to know that I heard how ma [...]

  • Wow. Just wow. I get that it is dealing with the daily life of a mother and daughter in 1972 by someone who was a young woman in the 50's. But wow. At some point Annabelle herself calls somebody a misogynistic pig or something. And it wasn't the role of housewife at all I take issue with, but the attitude towards her. Granted it was the daughter as mother saying she, herself, was dumb, but also the husband and the way he spoke to her sometimes. And that awful cleaning woman. I also thought this [...]

  • I preferred the movie, but the book was cute too, at times. A bit too juvenile for my tastes, but I can't hold that against the book. It was interesting how the story differed from the movie in a big way (didn't expect that!).

  • I watched the 2003 movie and was expecting the book will be the same. It was an adaptation after all. I did not know why I kept believing that scriptwriter wouldn't change a thing and followed the book by the hook.The book was in Annabelle's pov. She woke up in her mother's body and have to take her roll. Her real body however was missing. Instead of being in her own awkward teenage body, with teeth covered in braces, she's in her mother's gorgeous body and the more reason for Boris, her childho [...]

  • “I don't look like her. I wish I did. Well, today I do, and it's a great improvement!” Freaky Friday is certainly not the most sophisticated book but it fulfilled its purpose of keeping me entertained for a while. In fact, it did not last me for as long as I hoped it would. Not necessarily because it was gripping but because the lettering was rather large for an already short book.I have seen the film several years back – I cannot remember it well enough to say which I preferred but they w [...]

  • I’d seen the movies before, but had never read the book on which they were based. It’s hysterical. After a terrible fight with her mother, Annabel Andrews wakes up one morning and realizes that they’ve switched bodies! Actually, she can’t tell if her mom’s in her body because her body is still totally acting like her, so she figures her mom is off somewhere else enjoying someone else’s body. Annabel’s excited to be her mom, until all sorts of things start going wrong, until her bro [...]

  • Come on Mary Rodgers? You can do better than this. I do not recommend this book to anyone that is a human being on this here planet earth. A young girl wakes up one morning and she turns into her mother, and the mother turns into the daughter? This is incredibly unrealistic and Charles Drape does not dig unrealistic books. Alright, I might be exaggerating that a little bit, I like unrealistic books that are actually entertaining. This doesn't happen often and it is honestly incredibly sad when i [...]

  • I didn't like this at all. In a way, it was almost didactic - the mother switchies bodies with her daughter to teach her daughter a lesson; daughter realizes how wrong she has been. It was also VERY dated, including a couple slang terms for other races (some expressed by the cleaning lady whom Annabel fires). The humor was way off to me; a phone conversation between the main character and the police was so bad it was excrutiating to read. Also, in my version the cover art shows Lindsay Lohan and [...]

  • So basically Anna thinks her mom is ruining her life. 1 morning they switched body. Now Anna is in her moms body and her mom is in her daughter body. They each found out its not easy being each other.

  • I read this as a child- multiple times. I don't know that I want to read it again as an adult. I have a feeling I'll be disappointed, but at the time I really enjoyed this book. I can't even remember how old I was; probably tween to early teen years.

  • I love reading young adult books, but this book would have to be excluded from the list. I would argue that I liked the movie more.d yes, I am willing to admit that I watched the movie. The whole concept of the story is interesting, but that is about all this book has.

  • a light cute read; I read this in high school. (the movie that came out a couple of years ago with Lindsey Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis is pretty well done too)

  • It's a pretty cool book. Sometimes I wish it happened to my mother and I so she should understand what teens really go through these days because she swears she already knows.

  • I definitely preferred the movie.The book was fine, though there was some sketchy content which surprised me, as this is a children's book. Even so I'm glad that I have familiarized myself with both book and movie.

  • I read this book all in one sitting. It was an interesting read that had lots of plot points that were over stressed. For the lesson of the story, there is so much left unexplained. Her mother doing this all by will and the main character does a complete 180? Sure.ere was character development to be expected in this storybut come on. The only saving grace of this story was the fast pace of the randomness of events. Emotion was portrayed very well in this book and the writing was okayere were som [...]

  • This was one of the first and maybe most famous body switching titles. Annabelle turns into her Mom for the day. Annabelle has to cope with trying to do her Mom's role which turns out to be considerably harder than she ever expected. Unlike many switching books, this is told solely from Annabelle's pov. I don't think I was quite in the mood for this title. It is funny but I just wasn't amused by it. These days, the mother would have gotten into trouble for letting the little brother cross the st [...]

  • I'd never read this book as a young person, and never saw either of the two movies. Now that I have read it, I could definitely see where they could go to make it into a movie! However, there are some pieces that really date the book and make me hesitate before recommending it to a young person.First, there's some racial language in the book that I really don't think would fly in a new YA book today, even if spoken by a character we're not supposed to like (as it is here). This sort of set my ey [...]

  • I've been wanting to get my hands on this book for a while now and I finally got it from Book depository, it came this morning so I decided that it would be a nice short read I could finish in an hour or two and it was all right read I guess, nothing too fancy but quite below my expectations sadly. I like the premise, still do actually, it's about a sheltered teenager that I could relate to a lot and her mother swapping bodies for a day so they can learn more about one another, I still find it r [...]

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