13 Gifts-A Book Review

16 Mar

13 Gifts By Wendy Mass 

When Tara Brennan sneaks into school at night with a can of pepper spray with her in hand in attempt to steal a stuffed coat she quickly learns its not such a good idea. She is sent to the sleepy town of Willow Falls for the summer as a punishment, but Willow Falls is a really strange town. The last time she was here her cousin Emily ate a whole stick of glue, and she isn’t even the most weird person at all! There’s a boy who sings at the bottom of a giant pit, two best friends the communicate using chalkboards, an Australian personal assistant who no one can under stand, and a girl who happens to be friends with Tara’s favorite teen actor ever! But the most strange person of all is Angelina, a very old woman who seems to have been around forever, and has a birthmark that resembles a duck. Angelina is now making Tara find thirteen very odd gifts before her thirteenth birthday or she’ll loose her soul or something like that….no big deal, right?

My Thoughts: The whole Willow Falls series is so mystical and quirky, and this book was just as good as the others! Tara wasn’t as interesting a character to read about compared to Rory and Amanda, but she was pretty likable. I thought it was really annoying that she kept stealing things even after she learned her lesson, but that was really her only big flaw. She also got along with the other characters easily so that helped make the story flow nicely. Rory, Amanda, and Leo were really good supporting characters. (Aren’t Rory and Jake fun together?) I’m glad they came back in this book so that things were sort of cleared up. I also thought that the whole chalkboard idea was really funny and weird, but helped give the characters traits. Now, Angelina, couldn’t she just help explain things at all? We did get some answers in this book, and there was a really cool and magical secret, but I want some answers! Wendy Mass did a great job with the detail and suspense, and I give 13 Gifts four and a half stars out of five.

2 Responses to “13 Gifts-A Book Review”

  1. Lydia March 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    Love! :) It sounds like such a good book :)


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