Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday Annabel Thinks Her Mom Has The Best Life If She Were A Grown Up, She Could Do Whatever She Wanted Then One Morning She Wakes Up To Find She S Turned Into Her Mother And She Soon Discovers It S Not As Easy As It Looks Disney Brings This Popular And Funny Favorite To The Silver Screen In A New, Totally Modern Story, Starring Jamie Lee Curtis And Lindsay Lohan

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.

[Reading] ➿ Freaky Friday Author Mary Rodgers –
  • 154 pages
  • Freaky Friday
  • Mary Rodgers
  • English
  • 27 October 2019
  • 9780590118484

10 thoughts on “Freaky Friday

  1. says:

    Oh Good Lawd Just watch the movie.Annabel the greasy haired, fashion missing daughter is absolutely in love like horribly, painfully cringe worthy hero worship love with her mother s life But, like most teenagersshe never listens to her mother s sage advice, gentle chastises and constructive criticism Because reasons Instead, she decides to spend her teen years with unkempt hair and terrible clothes After one particularly awful fight, her mother does a little bit of behind the scenes magic and Annabel wakes up in her mother s body she is delighted Her mom has such a hot bod yes, that was an actual observation of Annabel and the coolest life Annabel just knows she will have the time of her life Only when Annabel actually tries to do all the things her mother does like laundry and other grownup stuffshe comes to the realization that while her mother might not have the most glamorous life but she is a superhero and a saint through and through.So, as painful as it was to read the over the top awkward adoration aimed towards the mother, at least Annabel gains understanding and insight.And what is her mother doing while in Annabel s body Getting a makeover, getting a haircut, buying fashionable clothes aka actually changing all those little things she s been nagging her daughter to do for years.Instead of being pissed, the daughter is super psyched about this violation woohoo mom Thanks for literally forcing me to abide by your expectations.This whole book bugged me so freaking much The mother has absolutely no faults and Annabel who s still in her awkward teen years just completely rolls over once she sees her mother has completely changed everything about herself How does Annabell not feel violated How does she accept that her mother thinks everything about her needs to be changed How does she live with the knowledge that her mother could take over her body at a moment s notice This book must have been written by a jilted overbearing mother There is no other explanation.If I could erase my memory of this book, I would Honestly, just watch the movie.Audiobook CommentsRead by Rebecca Gibel She had good tone inflection but no amount of fantastic reading could save this book.Blog Instagram Twitter

  2. says:

    As que esto es lo que est pasando Compr este libro por hace no m s de un mes, y para ser franco, lo hice porque era mi deber, ya que la pel cula del a o 2003, interpretada por Lindsay Lohan y Jamie Lee Curtis era una de mis favoritas cuando apenas era un peque o feto renacuajo de cinco a os de edad, so se lo deb a a mi inexistente infancia.Volviendo un poco m s al t pico de esto, le la novela porque no lo s , s lo s que lo hice, y me alegro mucho de haberlo hecho, dado que, para ser honesto, est muy buena, bastante bien pensada, y para su tiempo yup, publicada en 1972 , es sumamente innovadora.Ahora, del libro a la pel cula, creo que prefiero un poco m s la pel cula, pues, a pesar de que la premisa result ser bastante similar, no fue exactamente la misma y no esperaba que fuera igual, pero enti ndanme, crec con ese filme, con el deterioro en la carrera de Lindsay , aunque el libro tiene un toque distinto en su interior Adem s de que todo est de cabeza y de repente me confund a no s , creo que esto s lo se debi a mi problema de sue o, que por cierto, nunca se va Qu es distinto 1 Los Coleman no existen Yep, en el libro son la familia Andrews.2 Ape Face Harry en la pel cula no era tan malditamente desesperante como en el filme, por el contrario, en la novela era tierno.3 No hay tal padrastro, hay un padre y tiene una nula relevancia.4 Borris Morris no se llama Jake, ni parece un veintea ero que se retras en la escuela media superior En el libro tan solo tiene catorce a os, mientras que Annabel, no Anna tiene trece.5 Annabel no toca la guitarra, ni canta, ni nada, ella es una nueva adolescente con brackets que sufre un huge make over al final.6 El libro est escrito desde el punto de vista de Annabel, y no es hasta el final que nos enteramos que estuvo haciendo la se ora Andrews en el cuerpo de su hija.7 La premisa es la misma, pero los eventos son distintos.Me gust mucho, y aunque no pude imaginarme a Lindsay como Anna, si que me devolvi a esos viejos d as en los que todo parec a ser m s simple Estoy feliz, y esta vez no es una broma.

  3. says:

    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, rather scatterbrained delivery to bring to life her thirteen year old narrator It brought back memories of the rambling speech patterns my boys used as pre teens, long before they became monosyllabic teen teens That s been a few years, so, yeah, I had forgotten just how annoying it can be to listen to this chaotic chatter Another drawback though the pace is fairly frenetic, some scenes drag on and on, like when Annabel Mom has a meeting with Annabel s teachers AND while the ending ties things up nicely in just a few pages, we never learn just how the little switcheroo was accomplished view spoiler Yeah, yeah, we know Mom DID it, but HOW And how can Annabel trust that she won t do it again hide spoiler

  4. says:

    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 respect their mothers It felt very preachy and it took away from the story I didn t like what went down between Morris Boris and Annabel Morris hated her and spoke about how ugly and horrible she was to Annabel herself as Ma but once she came home with a makeover, he liked her And Annabel still liked him after all the bad stuff he said about her Kids are really impressionable and so I just didn t like how that played out I was kind of shocked that there was a lot of bad language and talk of murder rape in this kids book Then there was unless you re a total retard, you can figure out what you re supposed to say That was just wrong on so many levels and I absolutely despise that word I wouldn t let kids read it Some of the exchanges between the characters were just flat out weird I think it was supposed to be funny but it just wasn t I felt like Annabel s father spoke down to Ma a lot and it shocked me that Annabel referred to him as a cute man after he did I didn t particularly like Annabel as a protagonist The rest of the characters were okay but Ben was a real sweetheart At the end, Annabel s mother wouldn t tell her how she swapped their bodies, how convenient for the author It was a quick and easy read and I did like the idea but it was just an okay read I wouldn t recommend it to kids or anyone else.

  5. says:

    Reviewed by Samantha Clanton, aka Harlequin Twilight for TeensReadToo.comI 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 Andrews, and Annabel needing to learn her lesson.I will tell you now, don t expect the same exact story as the movie that you ve probably seen at some point in your life expect the same premise, but a better story Annabel is the stereotypical 13 year old girl she s loud, bossy, and negative, hates her family and teachers, but loves her friends and annoying her brother Annabel is a highly amusing narrator and she sees things like most kids do, i.e better than adults give them credit for.Annabel wakes up as her mother, gets dressed, fixes breakfast, sends Ben, aka Ape Face, and Annabel off to school, and then goes through her day in her mother s body Dealing with all kinds of issues throughout the day, from the neighbor boy saying he loves her, losing both the kids, the police thinking she s crazy, and her husband s unexpected clients as guests, she handles it wellat first.Not only does she have a wild ride, dealing with things her mother normally would have to deal with, she also has a school meeting to attendabout herself She finds out things that she probably needed to hear, but things that hurt to hear, and that s where the lesson really starts to set in.The majority of the story is told from Annabel s perspective, while she is in her mother s body, and that actually helps the humor even Take this little gem for instance Well, in case you re interested, a mouthful of heart is something like a mouthful of captured frog, and a mind in turmoil simply means all the blood in your body rushes around in your head, leaving you icy cold from the neck down As for butterflies in the stomach, there is no such thing They are June bugs You ll have to read the book to find out the context here, but there are plenty humorous moments between the 175 pages that make up this book.This is a quick read, but one I definitely recommend It s funny and somewhat realistic, not in the whole switching bodies with your mother aspect, but in the way this family interacts with one another I know that despite the length and the material that make up this adorable story, even I learned something about myself and I think everyone could take something away from this book, kids and parents alike.The whole 1972 copyright may throw some people off, but don t let it it s a story that is still relevant today and probably will continue to be for as long as there are 13 year old girls with mothers and little brothers especially.

  6. says:

    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.

  7. says:

    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.

  8. says:

    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 of the story was played out in the movie which, made it interesting Odd for me to say that because, usually the book is always better Guess it wasn t the issue in this case.

  9. says:

    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 herself, and her mother says she will show her the meaning of that Far from freaking out, Annabel is quite cool about it although she thinks that her mother s mind has gone jaunting off to possess someone else, such as Jacqueline Onassis, because Annabel s body is behaving as if Annabel is still onboard.After the bodily form of Annabel departs for school with younger brother Ben, whom Annabel persists in calling Ape Face and detests, she has to cope with the various things her mother is meant to be doing, including hosting dinner for her father s clients and attending a conference at school about Annabel s disappointing performance During the day there are various farcical occurrences, such as the boy from upstairs, on whom Annabel has a crush, showing he is in fact smitten with her mother, certainly the Annabel possessed version, and various run ins with the police force.Parts of the story are very funny, such as the case conference at school Other parts are just weird and don t work as the slapstick they are obviously meant to be, such as her telephone conversation with the police when she thinks her brother has been kidnapped During the course of the story, she learns not to take for granted what her mother does, and to appreciate her little brother, who is actually a sweet kid.The story shows its age in some aspects, such as her insistence on being an adherent of Women s Lib in capital letters The contradiction is that the feminism is superficial her mother does all the things expected of women at the time including doing the catering for the husband s clients, doing his washing etc Also, beauty is very much skin deep, with the boy Annabel fancies being put off her while she wears braces, and Annabel herself seeming to go along with the importance of physical attractiveness over other aspects There is also a run in with an unpleasant cleaning woman with racist attitudes, though the story shows its liberal credentials when Annabel gives her the sack.Overall it is a nice light read, although the above attitudes make it of limited relevance to today s teenagers And obviously this is a portrayal of teenage life without the internet, smartphones and all the paraphenalia of being a teenager in the modern world Having not seen either of the film adaptations I gather there was a recent one than the one starring Jodie Foster I don t know if any of these issues were overcome.

  10. says:

    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 many you think it deserves, but this time, I m giving it less than that To tell the truth, I think it should be happy with 3 stars I was thinking about giving it 2.And you know what All What Dad I loved this book as a kid I especially loved the Morris Borris stuff and the meatloaf beetloaf stuff I thought that was hilarious But there were some things that when I was reading it out loud, I didn t actually read out loud to you because I felt like it was a little bit inappropriate.Eleanor Really Dad Yeah.Eleanor So that s why there were sometimes pauses Dad Yeah I was thinking of how to say it so it would still make sense, but not be quite so unsavory.Eleanor So, you didn t skip those parts, you just said them in a childish way Dad Yeah For instance, I didn t always like the way that the dad talked to the mom so I changed that a little bit And the cleaning lady She said some things that were racist.Eleanor What s racist mean Dad Mean to people that don t look like you because they don t look like you Anyway, the book s point was that being racist is bad and I like that point, but I didn t really like the way they made that point.Gwen What point Dad That being racist is bad.Also, there were times I thought the book got a little bit boring And some chapters just took a little too long for what I wanted at the time Did you guys feel that way Gwen Yeah.Dad Gwen, did you fall asleep while I was reading it Gwen No I was awake the whole time Well, maybe I did I don t know.Eleanor I understand about the cleaning lady, but I didn t think the dad was talking mean, or anything like that I mean, he was only trying to say, don t do so much for Annabel She needs to do things herself And I didn t mind that Sometimes parents need to do that for each other.Dad That s a fair point, Eleanor.Eleanor Then why don t you like the way the dad talks to the mom Dad There were some times where the dad acted like all the mom did was spend money, and that the mom was stupid for not knowing how to clean shirts, and the mom was stupid for not understanding math things like that I bet, if you read it when you re older, you ll catch what I caught when I read it this time.Eleanor But I wouldn t call the parents mean Or Annabel mean Or the brother mean.Dad Well, I agree with you on the brother, for sure He was nice.Gwen Can I say that I liked the book Dad Sure.Poppy I loved the book, and I love the wall.Dad The wall confused about where a wall was featured in the book What wall Poppy p0ints THAT WALL Eleanor Well, I liked the book, and I want to recommend it to people.

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