Monday, September 14, 2009

11 Birthdays

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass (2009)

This is a cute little novel for boys or girls, grades 3-5. The main character, Amanda, had a huge fight with her best friend Leo on their last birthday, which they shared as usual. The two of them had been friends since birth--at which time, unbeknownst to them, an old charm was rekindled. Amanda and Leo had not spoken since their tenth birthday and are having their separate parties for their eleventh birthday. Amanda has a terrible day, including her party, and then it gets worse when the day starts repeating, a la Ground Hog's Day! The story unfolds as Amanda and Leo re-establish their friendship and together figure out how to stop repeating the same day over and over.

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