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Addie Bell's Shortcut to Growing Up
by Jessica Brody


Overview - A middle-school girl finds out that being a teenager isn't all it's cracked up to be in this realistic read about friendship with plenty of LOL moments--and a magical twist

Seventh grader Addie Bell can't wait to grow up. Her parents won't let her have her own phone, she doesn't have any curves, and her best friend, Grace, isn't at all interested in makeup or boys.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A middle-school girl finds out that being a teenager isn't all it's cracked up to be in this realistic read about friendship with plenty of LOL moments--and a magical twist

Seventh grader Addie Bell can't wait to grow up. Her parents won't let her have her own phone, she doesn't have any curves, and her best friend, Grace, isn't at all interested in makeup or boys. Then, on the night of her twelfth birthday, Addie makes a wish on a magic jewelry box to be sixteen . . . and wakes up to find her entire life has been fast-forwarded four years Suddenly she has everything she's always wanted (including a driver's license and a closet full of cool clothes) But Addie soon discovers a lot more has changed than she expected--including her friendship with Grace. Can Addie turn back time and take back her wish . . . or has she lost the chance to experience what could have been the best years of her life?

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  • ISBN-13: 9780399555107
  • ISBN-10: 0399555102
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 368
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.9 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.01 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - New Experience
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-11-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

Readers eager to become full-fledged teens may have second thoughts after seeing what happens to 12-year-old Addie Bell when her wish to be 16 is granted. After receiving a magical jewelry box from an elderly neighbor with dementia, Addie writes down her greatest desire, locks it inside the box, and awakens the next morning to find that four years have passed. Now she and her friends are high school juniors, but because Addie still has the life experience of a 12-year-old, things like driving her car and trying to keep up in trig class are no easy tasks. Worst of all, Addies former best friend Grace no longer speaks to her; 16-year-old Addie is now pals with popular but mean Clementine, with whom she runs a beauty-focused YouTube channel. Addies attempts to understand the confusing landscape of high school create plenty of funny moments, but the experience is more often stressful for this sympathetic heroine. Writing with humor and sensitivity, Brody (the Unremembered trilogy) offers a fresh take on the age-old theme of being careful what you wish for. Ages 10up. Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. (Feb.)

 
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