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Big Nate: In the Zone, Book 6

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Nate gets cool but sticks with friends in comic adventure.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

make book harder

my 11 year old daughter read this book in 24 hours and says is easy I ask you to please put harder words and better nouns this book is funny but is to easy for our children I ask you as a parent to add more pages and make it a challenging for the older ones keep it in a comic but make I t more harder for our children hope for the next time she opens a free book from this website it will be harder for her thank you for your time.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (7):

Nate provides a needed laugh to kids who'll see their own daily struggles mirrored in his comic adventures. Parents, however, may be turned off by Nate's attitude toward school: He doesn't have much respect for his teachers, his academic effort is so-so at best, and he's quick to mock his classmates and friends.

In this installment, the sixth-grader gets unwelcome attention from the coolest kid in school and then finds the tables have turned: He's the top dog, and his former tormenter is getting teased. It isn't always obvious amid the middle-school humor, but Nate is loyal and thoughtful and empathizes with his friends and looks for opportunities to help them. As in the other Big Nate books, lots of comic-style artwork and a secret code enliven the pages.

Book Details

  • Author: Lincoln Peirce
  • Illustrator: Lincoln Peirce
  • Genre: Friendship
  • Topics: Friendship
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Harper
  • Publication date: March 11, 2014
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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