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ISBN13: 9780545052399
ISBN10: 0545052394
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Publisher Comments:

GROUNDHOG DAY meets FLIPPED in this tale of a girl stuck in her birthday.

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. . .

Review:

"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." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

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.

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Michelle Siegel, December 24, 2010 (view all comments by Michelle Siegel)
A perfect gift for the young person in your life! A marriage between Freaky Friday and Groundhog Day this story is sure to leave the reader guessing! Part mystery, part coming of age story and full fun! Amanda and Leo are "stuck" living their 11th birthdays over and over and again and have to figure out how to make it stop! With their bond of friendship they work together and break "the spell", at least for now!
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BABY GIRL, March 25, 2010 (view all comments by BABY GIRL)
This book is good but sad but i give it a 4.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780545052399
Author:
Mass, Wendy
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Time
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Children's » Holidays » Birthdays
Children's » Humor
Children's » Middle Readers » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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