April 28, 2010

11 Birthdays, and now Finally

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Finally Hello and welcome to Scholastic Booktalks where we recommend brand new Scholastic books that we think you will love. This week's booktalk: Finally by Wendy Mass. (It's the sequel to 11 Birthdays, but you don't have to read that one first to understand this book.)

Rory Swenson is just a few days away from turning 12 years old. This is a huge moment in her life. Ever since Rory can remember, whenever she asked for something, her parents told her it would happen “when you turn 12.” And every time they told her this, Rory wrote it down. And now it’s almost time for her to check every item off her list!

Just when Rory's life couldn't get any better, she discovers that a movie is going to be filmed at her school! And guess who stars in the movie? Jake Harrison, the hottest 14-year-old boy alive. When Rory and her best friends Annabelle and Natalie discover that extras are needed for the movie, they put together a plan of action so they will be cast!

As part of the plan, Rory needs to get movie-star ready. She needs to shave her legs, learn how to put on make-up, get her ears pierced and get contact lenses to replace her glasses, all things on her list. Sounds easy enough, right? Rory sure thinks so. There is no possible way anything can go wrong and get between her and Jake Harrison.

But sometimes, life takes little twists and turns and things don't turn out as planned. Will Rory be able to complete her list when she turns 12?

Read Finally by Wendy Mass.

— Jen, Scholastic Booktalker

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  1. hhecheer

    i got this book at my school book fair and i have not read it yet but i will over the summer!! It looks pretty good!

  2. MusicLover837

    I want to read this book so badly, but I never seem to find it anywhere… but this book sounds cool!

  3. Priscilla

    I just bought the book finally 5 minutes ago by the way this is not stupid for anyone who says

  4. Priscilla

    Okay you know what’s really weird ? I just bought the book 5 minutes ago from my school’s book fair it cosed me $6.00 but I totally think it’s worth it. By the way the only birthday party I ever had was at McDonalds when I was 5 and now I’m 10 HORRIBLE! (If you’re looking at this mommy for what it’s worth it was the best party ever!)

  5. liz22101

    im being onest! Ive never herd of the bok. is it relly that gud? i ges it loks gud. i wonder if i shud red it!

  6. Maraia

    I read 11 birthdays and just finished it it’s so good I really want to read this now can’t wait mabey there will be a 13 birthday or something!

  7. Alexa C

    I’m in a book Club at the Library and I am definitely going to ask if we can read this book.(Scholastic,you should have your own online Book club!!!!!!!!!)

  8. Alyssa

    This seems awsome! I totally want to read it! That’s on my Birthday list! Lol Wanna read it!!!!