Wednesday, August 19, 2009

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

Imagine living the same day over and over (and over) again. I know what some of you are thinking: “But this already describes my existence to a T! My life is completely banal, and most days are completely filled with mundane tasks such as folding laundry, bill paying, determining why the garbage disposal doesn’t work, and pretending to pay attention at PTA meetings. Would some please help me??!!” If this is you, please see our travel section in Central Express. But for those of you who do not need an intervention, imagine the confusion of having to repeat the same day again and again…

Now imagine you’re only 11 years old.

How confusing is that?

Amanda and Leo used to be close friends who always shared their birthdays together. But after a falling out at their tenth birthday party, the two haven’t spoken, let alone planned another joint venture. Amanda had accepted they would be celebrating their birthdays separately from now on. What she wasn’t prepared for was repeatedly living the day (and having to see her sister wearing the same stupid shirt over and over!) Will Amanda ever see her 12th birthday? 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass is a good book for children and for adults who need a cute and quick read.

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