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.Big Nate is back! And in this book, "Big Nate On a Roll," we find him in a scout troop. But when his biggest competition, Artur, joins, Nate is struggling for the top!

.Big Nate is back! And in this book, "Big Nate On a Roll," we find him in a scout troop. But when his biggest competition, Artur, joins, Nate is struggling for the top! From getting grounded to getting hurt, will Nate actually beat Artur?

 

In this third installment of the Big Nate book series by Lincoln Peirce, Nate is giving his all to win a customized skateboard by selling the most wall hangings. But here comes Artur, selling at least twice as many wall hangings as Nate. His goal takes him around the neighborhood, to the mall, and through the hospital.

 

I didn't enjoy this book as much as the other two Big Nate books because it wasn't as interesting as the others. Unlike "Big Nate Strikes Again," where Nate must do his social studies project with Gina and put up with her on his fleeceball team, this book lacks action and Nate is only hooked on one goal: winning a skateboard. I did like the dramatic parts such as Nate's dramatic flashbacks and the surprise ending though.

 

Like all Big Nate books, this one is illustrated with cartoon drawings, which I think can be confusing sometimes. For example, when the characters are whispering, there are dotted lines around the talk bubbles, which you might not know that they are whispering. The drawings are still fun to look at.

 

I would recommend this book to Big Nate fans even it wasn't as good as the others, because Nate is such a likeable character. However, I would not recommend this book to people who have never read Big Nate because it lacks much of the humor and action that the previous two have. It would be smart to start with the first book, "Big Nate in a Class by Himself."