Paperback - 2011
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Our Wish series is full of sweet, tween reads featuring old favorites and brand new stories to fall in love with!

Get a cell phone. Stay home alone. Go to the mall with best friend and No Parents. Wear makeup. Get contact lenses. Attend a boy-girl party. Rory Swenson has been waiting her whole life to turn twelve. And she's got a list to prove it. Whenever Rory asks her parents for something, they always say, "When you're twelve.... " Well, in exactly 18 hours, 36 minutes, and 52 seconds, it will finally happen. Rory's life will officially begin!

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scholastic, 2011, c2010.
ISBN: 9780545052436
Characteristics: 296 pages ;,19 cm.


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Jan 11, 2016

Good book, the characters are really awesome!

Sep 03, 2015

you should have first read 11 birthdays first cause then you'll understand all the background that's why there are series just a suggestion i would like to give you not trying to be rude ;)

Jun 11, 2015

Great book!!!

IJohn Dec 03, 2014

This book is AWESOME!!! I liked the whole series except for 13 gifts....I don't know why, it just made me really bored....

I love this book! I'm on Chapter 13 and I stay up late and wake up early just to finish it

Aug 05, 2014

actually Emily_10 there are 4 books in the series, the 3 you just named and The Last Present.

Aug 02, 2014

I think it is weird at some point , it was an ok book .

zainabzahra Jun 23, 2014

best book in the worldz!

violet_dolphin_2429 Jun 19, 2014

Loved this book so much!

Jan 03, 2014

There are 3 books in the collection. Finally, 11 birthdays and 13 gifts they are all really good books.I recomend them for anyone!They are amazing!!!!!!!!

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Jun 11, 2015

"You won't get anything you want, Rory Swenson, until you see what you need."

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Dec 08, 2012

'In four hours and fifty-three minutes,the clock on my bright yellow wall will strike midnight.Jupiter will align with Mars.And I will finally be twelve years old.'

Yavril Aug 21, 2012

"...I wish I had saved one of those wishes because, if I had, I wouldn't be stuck in this drainpipe right now. Yes, drainpipe." Rory Swenson


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Mar 10, 2011

Mass revisits Willow Falls (the setting of 11 Birthdays ) for this entertaining treatment of the weeks following Rory Swenson's eagerly anticipated 12th birthday. Upon turning 12, Rory begins working through a list of fervent wishes she's been compiling since she was seven: owning a cellphone, going to the mall without parents, and getting her ears pierced, to name a few. Each wish's fulfillment, however, is predictably accompanied by a minor disaster (an allergic reaction to a gold stud, an unusually aggressive pet bunny). The plot is bolstered by the filming of a movie at Rory's school, starring the “coolest, hottest fourteen-year-old boy in this or any other universe,” with students playing extras. Angelina, the wizened, ageless seer of 11 Birthdays , appears to Rory early on with a prophetic warning, “You won't get what you want... until you see what you need,” but Rory's wishes are trivial enough to make the final scene of self-discovery fall flat. Though long on page count, the book feels slight, but Rory's chatty, friendly voice and relentless optimism in the face of her many mishaps are heartwarming.


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