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Addie Bell's Shortcut to Growing Up


Author: Jessica  BRODY
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Subject/Category: Gr. 5-8
Year Reviewed:: 2018
ISBN: 9780399555107
Review: Addie can't wait to be 16, especially after her disastrous 12th birthday party. Her wish is granted through a magical jewelry box, fast-forwarding her by four years. But rather than loving all the 16-year-old things she had so anxiously awaited, she blunders repeatedly and humorously in this strange world of 16—what's all this trigonometry stuff anyway?—and finds it less fun than she imagined. Plus, she missed enjoying all the "firsts" she so badly wanted—like putting on makeup for the first time, her first kiss, and learning to drive. So Addie sets out to reverse the spell in this contemporary rendering of “Be careful what you wish for.”

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