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12 Again

  Corbett, Sue


Publisher: Dutton Children's Books
Number of Pages: 227
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Genres:

Fantasy

Material Type/Location:

Youth Fiction

Reading Level:

4-5
6-8

Awards:

Voice of Youth Award Winner

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Why I liked this title:

If you liked Big or Freaky Friday or 13 going on 30, you will like 12 Again. When you open this book, forget about the how or why and go with it. Bernadette, a mother of 3 boys, was having a bad day. She was reporter who lost a day’s work due to a computer glitch. Her children were driving her crazy and her husband forgot her 40th birthday. After a day like that you could see that Bernadette made a wish for an earlier, simpler time in her life. Bernadette woke up 12, in her dead mother’s house. Her mother was there and the life she had 28 years ago until she stepped outside the house, so when Bernadette went to school she was in the same class as her 12 year old son! This book is fun! An imagination is required to read this because there are some serious holes in the story, such as why a newspaper reporter, mother of three, and the wife of a local obstetrician, is missing and it is not a front page story everyday! How can a 12 year old register for school without a parent? Forget reality and just read! The further you get into the book, Irish folklore and fairies come into play and reality takes a backseat! Erin Go Bragh

Reviewed by: Cathy Maassen on 5/4/2009

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