Stickers, Silly Bandz, Rainbow Looms, fidget spinners . . . buttons?! A brand-new school story about friendship and fads from the bestselling author of Frindle.

This is war. Okay--that's too dramatic.
But no matter what this is called, so far I'm winning.
And it feels wonderful.

Grace and Ellie have been best friends since second grade. Ellie's always right in the center of everything--and Grace is usually happy to be Ellie's sidekick. But what happens when everything changes? This time it's Grace who suddenly has everyone's attention when she accidentally starts a new fad at school. It's a fad that has first her class, then her grade, and then the entire school collecting and trading and even fighting over . . . buttons?! A fad that might also get her in major trouble and could even be the end of Grace and Ellie's friendship. Because Ellie's not used to being one-upped by anybody. There's only one thing for Grace to do. With the help of Hank--the biggest button collector in the sixth grade--she will have to figure out a way to end the fad once and for all. But once a fad starts, can it be stopped?

Andrew Clements, the beloved author of Frindle, returns with a deliciously entertaining and deeply satisfying story that will resonate with anyone who's ever been in a classroom . . . or been a kid. A fad is a tough thing to kill, but then again, so is a friendship.

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on January 8, 2019 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0399557598
ISBN-13: 9780399557590
5 Book Reviews
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  • RethikTuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:06 pm
    Very good
    • SpinelWednesday, January 8, 2020 at 9:22 am
      Its to dramatic and not funny at all
      • zzayumi
        zzayumiThursday, August 8, 2019 at 12:31 pm55 stars
        This is a interesting and great book about friendship and also, a lot of buttons. A very good novel, and I also recommend this book to you!
        • inmemoryofcpr
          inmemoryofcprFriday, June 7, 2019 at 4:37 pm44 stars
          It all starts when Grace discovers an old box of buttons in her grandpa's old mill and then brings it to school. But then when she unawarely starts a fad, things start to go out of control and Grace loses her best friend. So a war is started, and when Grace tries to stop the war, she makes everything worse. I would recommend for ages 10+ I've always liked Andrew Clement's books and this was no exception. I could feel the character's feelings really well and I can relate to Grace from the way she thinks, hypothesizes, and her actions. You know, the way I have so many common things with her is super cool. I would recommend this if you liked the book Stick and Stones or the 14th Goldfish.
          • tulip9284736
            tulip9284736Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8:20 am
            I think that this is a good book. I decided to read it because it looks good, and I like a lot of Andrew Clements books.