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Author: Wendy Mass

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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, 2004

Material: hard cover

Summary: What would it be like to have your birthday on a leap day? In this book, you get the chance to find out. Our protagonist's life is like many other teenagers and she takes us through a fun-filled day. This is a young adult fantasy book

Type of Reading: anytime reading

Recommended Age: read together: 12 and up; read yourself: 13 and up

Interest Level: 12 and up

Age of Child: Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™

Young Reader Reaction: This is a great book. It has a great plot. It's a good read for seventh and eighth graders.

Adult Reader Reaction: None available at this time.

Pros: The book is fun to read. It's a great story.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow! It may be a good story, but few teenagers come back to the same book twice.

If You Liked This Book, Try: Saving Francesca SAVING FRANCESCA  

Educational Themes: The author's presentation style (first Josie's then other's points of view) offers opportunities to explore how others think … and maybe a way to learn empathy, compassion, etc.

Literary Categories: Fiction - fantasy, young adult

Date(s) Reviewed: December 2004

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