If I were to jump into the story of Frindle by Andrew Clements, I would probably want to get to be friends with Nick, but NOT because he becomes famous or rich. As an English teacher who loves language and the power of language, as Mrs. Granger does, I would find it gratifying to be there when Nick has grown up and has learned to appreciate the power of the little world he created: "frindle." In retrospect, I believe he would be amazed to learn that Mrs. Granger had been correct all along and that, ironically, he had proven what she had been trying to impart to her students, especially Nick, all along. It's not the "I told you so" that interests me, as much as watching the "light-bulb" go on in Nick's mind. For a teacher, it is an awesome moment.