11 Birthdays By Wendy Mass

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 itself. What is going on?! And how can she fix it? Only time, friendship, and a little luck will tell. . .

I thought 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass was adorable! A little fantasy along with a great message makes this a wonderful book. I gave it to my 10 year old daughter to read and she stayed up way too late last night, I couldn’t get her to get up for breakfast this morning because she was too tired.

The idea behind the book has been done before and I’m sure it will be done again. Bill Murray waking up over and over in Groundhogs Day came to mind more than once while reading this. But don’t let that stop you from reading because this has lots of original content.

Content: A clean read. Appropriate for ages 8+ but probably enjoyed by 10+.

Rating: 4.5 Stars