The Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Pierce is the second book in the Big Nate series. It is a graphic novel aimed at 8 to 12 year old kids, which chronicles the everyday life of Nate.
In this book, Nate is in sixth grade and has a major crush on a certain girl. He has been announced the captain of the Fleeceball team, which is an indoor baseball game. The opposing team�s captain is Randy, Nate�s arch-nemesis. Nate starts a fight with Randy by dumping garbage on him. However, he is too afraid of his revenge, which makes him miss the team picking session for Fleeceball. As a result, Nate�s coach picks the team on his behalf, including Gina on the team.
Gina is the girl that Nate hates the most. To make matters worse, Gina is Nate�s partner for a project on Ben Franklin. The book tracks the many mischief of Nate, his being bullied by Randy, and how he manages to make peace with the fact that he has to work with Gina.
In the course of this journey, Nate learns an important lesson about teamwork and complementing each other�s strengths and weaknesses. The Big Nate Strikes Again has an absorbing Fleeceball match at the end, which makes for a fitting climax. The book has a comic-book style of storytelling. There is brevity in writing, and the pace of storytelling is fast making it a light read.
Big Nate was first created by Lincoln Pierce in 1991. Some other books in the Big Nate series include Big Nate on a Roll, Big Nate Goes for Broke, Big Nate Boredom Buster and Big Nate Flips Out. This book has been published by UK Children�s and is available to shop online. The paperback edition of the book is listed with ISBN-10 number of 000742163X and ISBN-13 number of 978-0007421633.