Parents' Guide to

Big Nate Strikes Again: Big Nate, Book 2

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Nate locks horns with Gina in funny, feud-filled tale.

Book Lincoln Peirce Humor 2010
Big Nate Strikes Again: Big Nate, Book 2 Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say Not yet rated
Kids say (4):

Great artwork and a relatable story elevate BIG NATE STRIKES AGAIN, the second book in the popular series. Nate is an underdog who feels the world is against him, and his high hopes are repeatedly dashed by Gina and adults. Nate gets a rare chance to turn his creative talent into academic success, but Gina still regards him as a slacker. Also, Gina gets her comeuppance but no credit from Nate for her work on their project or her performance on the fleeceball team.

As with the other books in the series, Nate's comics are a highlight. This one features a particularly clever take on Poor Richard's Almanack and a cameo by Benjamin Franklin in the end pages.

Book Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate