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11 Birthdays
Contributor(s): Mass, Wendy

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ISBN: 0545052408     ISBN-13: 9780545052405
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
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Published: January 2010
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Annotation: It's Amanda's 11th birthday and she is super excited---after all, 11 is so different from 10. But from the start, everything goes wrong. The worst part of it all is that she and her best friend, Leo, with whom she's shared every birthday, are on the outs and this will be the first birthday they haven't shared together. When Amanda turns in for the night, glad to have her birthday behind her, she wakes up happy for a new day. Or is it? Her birthday seems to be repeating iself. What is going on?! And how can she fix it? Only time, friendship, and a little luck will tell. . .


Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Birthdays; Fiction.
Time; Fiction.
Friendship; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Birthdays
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2009036556
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.00" W x 0.75" (0.40 lbs) 267 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 128370
Reading Level: 4.1   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 7.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q45613
Reading Level: 3.7   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 12.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): IV>Wendy Mass is the author of the award-winning books for readers A MANGO-SHAPED SPACE, LEAP DAY, JEREMY FINK AND THE MEANING OF LIFE, HEAVEN LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE MALL, EVERY SOUL A STAR, THE CANDYMAKERS, 11 BIRTHDAYS, FINALLY, and the Twice Upon a Time series. She tells people her hobbies are photography and hiking, but they're really collecting candy bar wrappers and searching for buried treasure with her metal detector. Wendy lives with her family in New Jersey. Visit her at www.wendymass.com.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2008 December #4)

Like a Groundhog Day for middle grade readers, Mass's (Every Soul a Star) winning story features a girl seemingly trapped in her 11th birthday. Amanda seems doomed to relive her failed try-out for the gymnastics team, her mother being fired from her job and, worst of all, the party that even her best friend leaves early—to go to the party hosted by her former friend, Leo. The two have celebrated every previous birthday together (they were born on the same day), but a misunderstanding on their 10th has gone unresolved. After several repeats of the day, Amanda and Leo realize they are in this mess together and must work as a team. Girls will relate to Amanda's insecurities, and the confidence and insights she gains will resonate with them. Mass's expertise with pacing keeps the story moving at a lively clip, and her understanding of this age group is as finely honed as ever. Ages 9–12. (Jan.)

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