Chapter 12 Summary

The article in the Westfield Gazette spreads the use of the word "frindle" beyond Nick’s school. Junior high and high school kids start using it. It also makes Nick a local celebrity. People notice him wherever he goes and expect him to be funny and clever all the time. This is difficult for him.

After Nick’s mom calms down from her initial anger, Nick’s parents are nice about the problem. Nick says he did not do anything wrong, and they can see this is true. Nick’s parents find it strange to hear people talking about their son, but in some ways they are pleased and proud that Nick has done something so unusual.

A local businessman, Bud Lawrence, sees something more in the word "frindle"...

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