This hilarious novel from award-winning author Wendy Mass is now available in paperback!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... show more
This hilarious novel from award-winning author Wendy Mass is now available in paperback!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. . .
Publish date: January 1st 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
Series: Willow Falls (#1)
This was the second book I read by Wendy Mass. Amanda and her best friend Leo share the same birthday and have always celebrated their birthday together. On the night of their tenth birthday, a year ago, Amanda and Leo got into a fight. Now, Amanda wakes up on her eleventh birthday, and it is repeat...
First off, I started reading this without knowing that the birthday in question - June 5th - is actually my own birthday, and that may have predisposed me a little bit towards liking this book, but I didn't really need any extra incentive: It was a thoroughly charming, light read that I'd recommend ...
I didn't realize that after Groundhog Day but before "Before I Fall," there was "11 Birthdays." Reliving the same day over and over is a fun concept, and the evolution of Amanda is believable for her age, and suitable for upper elementary readers. Funny lines and easily readable, with a few lessons ...
This was a cute book marred by unrealistic characterization and an ending that really comes out of nowhere.It's reminiscent of Groundhog Day, but with 11-year-olds and middle school instead of a middle-aged weatherman. There's a curse, a mysterious old woman, and school drama to deal with.Unfortunat...
This story is about 2 children who happen to share the same birthday. Every year, they have celebrated together until a fight on their 10th birthday destroys their friendship. They each have a horrible 11th birthday, celebrating apart, only to find that this awful day keeps repeating (similar to t...