Chapter 8 Summary

On school picture day, Nick and his friends make another plan involving the word "frindle." They whisper the plan to all of the other kids, who agree to play along.

The photographer lines up the class for a group photo. He tells everyone to say cheese, but nobody does. Instead, they say, “Frindle!” They all pull out frindles and hold them up to show the camera. The photographer has no more film, so he cannot take another picture. The frindle picture will be the permanent record of Nick’s fifth-grade class. All the teachers are angry about it, especially Mrs. Granger.

The next day, Mrs. Granger puts a note on the bulletin board:

Anyone who is heard using the word...

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