11 Birthdays

11 Birthdays

Book - 2009
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white_dove_785
May 17, 2020

This book and the whole Willow Falls series is amazing! Actually, all of Wendy Mass' books are great. You should definitely read the rest of the series and this one (if you haven't already!)

I absolutely love this book and the entire Willow falls series. I first read it in 4/5th grade and have read the entire series once more in my middle school years. Now being in high-school, while it is certainly not in my grade level, I would still totally reread it again and again. Something about the ability to connect with the pre-teens and teens in the book, but still have the mysterious, fictional factor to it makes it is the perfect combination. Highly recommend to anyone 8/9+.

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kendradewit
Mar 27, 2019

great book recomended for people that like a little sprise scare age 10-15

I love preteen novels with elements of the supernatural and this book doesn’t disappoint. Amanda and Leo are old friends, born on the same day and always happy to celebrate their birthdays together. Until this one. Something happened to their friendship that left them estranged. Turning eleven can be hard but in this instance it gets harder as the day repeats on Amanda. She can’t escape all the bad feelings and her miserable Hollywood theme party creating a fun ride as she attempts to face it differently each time. Age appropriate relationships and the unexpected ways the day plays out will keep a young reader engaged in this enjoyable work. (Submitted by Pippa)

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violet_pony_1075
Nov 05, 2018

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! Wendy Mass NEEDS to write more.

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rania1006
Aug 24, 2018

this book is great, because it is so heartwarming and exciting, i recommend it. one of my favorites

kirstd31 Apr 06, 2018

The story line was a little slow, but still a fun read.

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chantelle2018
Feb 16, 2018

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass, was my absolute elementary book favorite. It has a great plot line and is very well written. I love how original this story is, so if any of ya'll see this book just lying around, pick it up and get ready for the best read of your life!

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Miss_annie24
Nov 22, 2017

The first book I read that just blew my mind! Definitely one of my all time favorite series. This book isn't my favorite in the series, but absolutely still worth the read.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 05, 2017

The Willow Falls series is one of my favourite series! Best friends Amanda and Leo have celebrated their birthday together for as long as they can remember. So it makes sense that they would celebrate their eleventh birthday together, right? When Amanda and Leo have a big fight a few days before their birthday they decide to have two different birthday parties. Amanda is stuck in her costume for her boring Hollywood themed party while Leo is having a large party with a hypnotist, a football star and even a rock band. Amanda just wishes that she could skip the day so she can stop thinking about the fight. But the next day it’s her birthday all over again. This was a great book, for anyone ages nine and older. Wendy Mass tells a story about friendship, magic, and family. Find out what happens by reading 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass.
- @readit12 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

My fifth grade self never would have thought or imagined that reading 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass would convince me to go through the entire Willow Falls series, the Twice Upon a Time series and over three more books written by Wendy Mass. Every now and then, I’ll pick up this novel specifically and read it once again, and it’ll feel like a breath of fresh air. The combination of nonfiction and fiction, the untacky inclusion of superpowers, and the spectacularly beautiful message are features that I loved the most while reading the book. However, as time goes on, I personally find myself to outgrow the book and the series as a whole, so I wouldn’t recommend this book to those looking for something a tad bit more mature. Otherwise, If you’re searching for a fun and unique book, “11 Birthdays” by Wendy Mass would be a wonderful choice. Rating: 4/5
- @WordfulReviews of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

As the first book of the Willow Falls series by Wendy Mass, I would say that the writing style she chose to use to introduce the characters in “11 Birthdays” was one of the most eloquent and ideal methods she could’ve used to grasp the attention of the reader within the first few chapters. Not only did she describe the connection and relationship between each main character and their relevance in a detailed manner, but Wendy Mass also made sure to incorporate age-appropriate yet still relatable content while keeping in mind that most of her books’ readers are young. The constantly thickening plot and the storyline following Leo and Amanda’s shared birthdays that’s basically made up of twists, turns, and suspense delivered room for creative expansion of easily-comprehensible and imaginative content while staying in bounds of reality. Overall, Wendy Mass has written yet another powerful and moving page-turner that will have readers tempted to fast-track to the resolution. Rating: 4/5
- @BiggerPictureReviews of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Eleven Birthdays is such an amazing, fun, and magical book by Wendy Mass. The main character Amanda is stuck in a time loop where she and her ex-best friend Leo’s birthdays keep repeating over and over again. Amanda is definitely a relatable character and the story is super interesting and original. All of the characters are interesting and well developed. Wendy Mass is a terrific author and all of her books are amazing! I would definitely recommend this book and rate it 4 out of 5 stars.
- @reginaphalange of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Punjabio
Aug 20, 2017

This is an amazing book, with a plot with just the perfect sprinkle of mystery and fun. I would recommend reading the entire Willow Falls series. They are sparkle-tastic!

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doughertywork
Apr 25, 2017

This book is Completely Amazing. I highly recommend also reading Best friends next door by Carolyn Mackler if you liked this book. Both books are so great I could read them more than once and I am not the kind of person who likes books very much.

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maroon_ferret_23
Nov 02, 2016

Brilliant idea and plot! A definite must read for young readers. This book teaches readers to value the power of friendship!

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Ashley_1102
Jul 22, 2016

May seem like a small book for me, it was still a amazing book. I love how it was kind of like non fiction, but how the days kept on repeating and repeating was a brilliant idea. I love the series as well, and how Willow Falls is a amazing place. Recommended for a simple book to enjoy while snacking and curling up on a couch. :3

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JessicaS182
Jul 05, 2016

I really enjoyed reading this book. I love the concept of time loops and time travel so it was perfect for me. Really good!

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grahambeasley
Jun 14, 2016

Davyd

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Chaemin1004
Apr 12, 2016

This is my favorite book!!!
l like the way author wrote all the juicy details :-)!
SOOOOOO GOOD!!

aconley74 Apr 05, 2016

4.1 MG / Grace

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white_zebra_273
Jan 11, 2016

I am in love with Wendy Mass ❤
She is such a good author!!
The Willow Falls Series is my favorite series of all time.
I really recommend this book and all the other books in the series!

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orange_cat_1579
Sep 21, 2015

It is one of all the books that i finally showed interest in cant wait to read the next book i have 11 birthdays and finally in my house so i can read it yay!

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bhallrun
Jun 08, 2015

Great book!

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lipglossgirl
Nov 19, 2014

This is an incredible book. Wendy Mass is one of my favorite authors, and this is her best book in my opinion. Very well written.

This is one of my favorite books

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sophiewaddell
Sep 08, 2014

this book is soooo good!!

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sassytasi
Aug 06, 2014

I lov this book AMAZING! I have now read the second book finally but this one is just FANTASTIC. I highly reccomend reading it!


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