13 Gifts

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Scholastic Inc., 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 341 pages
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Wendy Mass turns to another magical birthday: 13!

When Tara, a self-proclaimed shrinking violet, steals the school mascot, a goat, in order to make some friends with the popular crowd and gets caught, she gets herself in a heap of trouble. In addition, her parents decide that instead of taking her on their summer trip to Madagascar to study the courtship rituals of the Bamboo Lemur, she must go stay with her aunt, uncle, and bratty cousin Emily St. Claire in Willow Falls. Tara thinks it's a good time to start over; she'll be turning 13 after all, so she might as well make the best of it and perhaps even attempt to break out of her shell (in a non-criminal manner). What Tara doesn't know is that this charmed town has something big in store for her on her 13th birthday. It's not a typical birthday. But then again, nothing is Willow Falls is exactly typical!
 

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User Review  - bigorangemichael - LibraryThing

After a failed attempt to steal a stuffed goat from the vice principal's office ends in the vice principal getting pepper-sprayed and soon-to-be-thirteen-year-old Tara suspended for the final two ... Read full review

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User Review  - JMBridger - LibraryThing

A third book in Wendy Mass' Willow Falls series that intertwines characters from her other two books with Tara, a teen who has been sent to her parents' hometown as a punishment when she gets into trouble at school. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
17
Section 4
34
Section 5
50
Section 6
56
Section 7
78
Section 8
93
Section 14
170
Section 15
183
Section 16
199
Section 17
216
Section 18
235
Section 19
250
Section 20
259
Section 21
273

Section 9
106
Section 10
121
Section 11
135
Section 12
152
Section 13
163
Section 22
290
Section 23
312
Section 24
340
Section 25
343
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Wendy Mass is the author of the award-winning books for readers A MANGO-SHAPED SPACE, LEAP DAY, JEREMY FINK AND THE MEANING OF LIFE, HEAVEN LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE MALL, EVERY SOUL A STAR, THE CANDYMAKERS, 11 BIRTHDAYS, FINALLY, and the Twice Upon a Time series. She tells people her hobbies are photography and hiking, but they're really collecting candy bar wrappers and searching for buried treasure with her metal detector. Wendy lives with her family in New Jersey. Visit her at www.wendymass.com.

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