Zahn’s Review #1: 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
Published by: Scholastic Inc.
Series: 11 Birthdays #1
Zahn is going to be helping me (Zooey) by guest posting books that he has read. Zahn is 11 years old and LOVES to read. He suggested that I allow him to review books with me. Zahn likes to write and would love to share his thoughts on books with the world. Please leave a comment for him!!
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. .
This is an interesting book and I enjoyed it a lot. I thought it was unique that time was repeating itself and creative. It teaches a lesson about friendship and why it is important. Amanda and her friend Leo try to escape their birthday go away because it keeps on repeating itself day after day.
What I liked about this book is that Amanda and Leo put aside their disagreements to get out of their birthdays. I really loved one of the later chapters because they worked together to figure things out. I liked this because it is important in life to do it and it is a lesson kids my age need to learn!
What I did not like about this book is that the beginning was really confusing to me. I didn’t know what was going on because I didn’t read the description on the back. It really surprised me when I figured out her birthday was repeating!
I would rate this book four out of five foxes because it is a book kids my age (11) would enjoy.
Thanks for reading my very first book review! Please tell me what you think :)