Friday, March 12, 2010
11 Birthdays (MG)
11 Birthdays. Wendy Mass. 2009. Scholastic. 272 pages. (Newly Available in Paperback).
The oddest thing about Angelina D'Angelo was that no one could remember a time when she didn't live in Willow Falls.
What a fun fantasy! And it has a great jacket description: "On their first birthday, they learned to walk. On their fifth, they planted seeds in handmade pots. On their tenth, they learned there are some words you can never take back."
Amanda and Leo were born on the same day. Their families met briefly in the hospital. Very briefly. Yet, one year later they find themselves sharing (quite by accident) the birthday room at Mr. McAllister's Magic Castle Birthday Party Palace. And a friendship is born. These two seem destined to share every birthday together, destined to be best friends.
But. Something big happens on their tenth birthday. Something that will keep them speaking to each other for over a year. Yet, fate isn't finished with this pair quite yet! She has a way of getting exactly what she wants.
Can this friendship be mended? Time itself may prove the best motivation yet!
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