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More than anything in the world, Andrew wants freckles. His classmate Nicky has freckles -- they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. (Once sitting behind him in class, Andrew counted eighty-six of them, and that was just a start!

One day after school, Andrew screws up enough courage to ask Nicky where he got his freckles. And, as luck would have it, who should overhear him but giggling, teasing Sharon (who makes frog faces at everybody!)

Sharon offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipe -- for fifty cents.

That's a lot of money to Andrew -- five whole weeks allowance! He spends a sleepless night, torn between his desire for freckles and his reluctance to part with such a substantial sum of money. Finally, the freckles win, and Andrew decides to accept Sharon's offer.

After school, Andrew rushes home (with the recipe tucked into his shoe for safekeeping). He carefully begins to mix the strange combination of ingredients -- and immediately runs into some unforeseen problems.

How Andrew finally manages to achieve a temporary set of freckles -- and then isn't sure he really wants them -- makes a warm and hilarious story.
Paperback
Published on March 27, 2014 by Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN-10: 1447262905
ISBN-13: 9781447262909
58 Book Reviews
  • alliya
    alliyaSunday, May 25, 2014 at 5:55 am55 starsFeatured
    Andrew wants freckles. Nikki has more than 83! Sharon knows how to make freckles.She gives him a recepie . They are:onions,grape juice,peppers and some more stuff.He drank it.Nothing happend .It just gave him a tummy ache.Next day he went school he had a marker and made freckles. he got to school and his teacher told him:You look better without freckles. Maybe you should take them of with this freckle remover.Can I said Nikki.You look wonderful with them.Andrew should not put them on because someday he might get sick like that.
    • emoo601
      emoo601Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 4:02 pm
      Freckles. That's what school-age Andrew wants. His classmate Nicky has freckles, so why shouldn't he? In attempt to get freckles, he bumps into Sharon, who, apparently, has a solution. Should he take the offer?He does. But after Sharon's so-called recipe backfires, Andrew won't dare go back to school without freckles. Unless... Find out in this hilarious, but warm, all-time winning Judy Blume book! I loved this book! It was great, and inspired me to read more Judy Blume books!
      • miaw20
        miaw20Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:57 am55 stars
        I love this book so much my teacher read it to us. My fav. charter is Sharon she is so funny when she gave Andrew the freckle juice. And he put the recipe and when he drinks it down so fast his face turned green! Can you believe that and when his mom came in and she said... to find out the rest read this book. P.S. Mrs Kelly gave him something when you read this book tell mr and it will be funny and awesome.
        • ikyra_marie
          ikyra_marieSaturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm
          funny!I love judy blume's books
          • sneeches
            sneechesThursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:22 am55 stars
            It. Was. HILARIOUS!!!
            • alliya
              alliyaSaturday, January 18, 2014 at 9:39 am55 stars
              Andrew wants freckles. Nikki has more than 83! Sharon knows how to make freckles.She gives him a recepie . They are:onions,grape juice,peppers and some more stuff.He drank it.Nothing happend .It just gave him a tummy ache.Next day he went school he had a marker and made freckles. he got to school and his teacher told him:You look better without freckles. Maybe you should take them of with this freckle remover.Can I said Nikki.You look wonderful with them.Andrew should not put them on because someday he might get sick like that.
              • mindy910
                mindy910Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 5:34 am55 stars
                it was hilarious.
                • scarycool15
                  scarycool15Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 6:46 pm55 stars
                  I love this book
                  • scarycool15
                    scarycool15Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 6:45 pm55 stars
                    I love this book
                    • bookworm890
                      bookworm890Friday, September 13, 2013 at 9:59 pm55 stars
                      When Andrew sees Nicky's freckles, he is instantly jealous. Classmate Sharron offers to sell him the recipe for "freckle juice" for a lot of money, which he buys and it doesn't work. Then he draws them on. Nicky is jealous of Andrew because he doesn't have freckles.