13 Gifts

13 Gifts

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Baker & Taylor
Shortly before her thirteenth birthday, shy and withdrawn Tara is sent to stay with her aunt, uncle, and cousin in her parents' hometown of Willow Falls, where she makes friends and becomes involved with an elderly buyer and seller of collectibles, who seems to be trying to give Tara some kind of mysterious message.

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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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& Taylor

Tara is sent to stay with her aunt, uncle, and cousin in Willow Falls, where she makes friends and becomes involved with a buyer and seller of collectibles, who seems to be trying to give Tara some kind of mysterious message.
When soon-to-be-13 Tara spends her summer with her bratty cousin Emily St. Claire in Willow Falls as punishment for a stunt-gone-wrong, she decides that it's time to break out of her shell. By the author of A Mango-Shaped Space. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545310031
0545310032
Branch Call Number: J FICTION MASS...W
Characteristics: 341 pages ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Thirteen gifts

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maroon_ferret_23
Nov 02, 2016

The new character Tara is a great add to the willow falls series! Love this one the most out of the series!

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Tinaandbecca123
Jul 03, 2016

I loved this book's mysteries and puzzles that needed to be solved. There were multiple parts where something was said and then later on it was explained in further detail. The character of Tara is very real and I can personally relate to her. I would definitely recommend this book to others!

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turquoisebook86
Jun 26, 2016

I love this book because each chapter had its own dilemma that is exciting! The book is amazing!

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itsmeh_
Jul 27, 2015

i thought this was a single book but i found out at the end bout amanda and leo and grace i was like oooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh now i get it

tbh its a great book!loved it totally readimg the series

im so eager to learn why amanda and leo need boards so uimma read 11 bdays

I love this book so much!!! All the twists and turns and surprises make every chapter more and more exciting!!!!

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maloreemorris
Jun 22, 2015

I loved reading this book! it made me laugh a few times!

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bhallrun
Jun 08, 2015

wonderful book!

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Fzmia
Mar 07, 2015

This book is fab

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Jasmeet123
Jul 26, 2014

When l got this book l got a book mark so this book gives you stuff

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Man123
Jul 25, 2014

13 gifts is super lucky i only get 6

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Jul 26, 2014

Jasmeet123 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 68

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Jan 26, 2014

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May 19, 2012

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bhallrun
Jun 08, 2015

This book is about a girl who does something wrong and gets sent to Willow Falls. She learns a lot about her life while she is there

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Man123
Jul 25, 2014

so goooooooooooooooooooooood

LoriaOu Dec 04, 2011

Tara Brennan gets sent to the boring and weird town of Willow Falls for the summer. The reason is unpredictable: she got caught trying to steal a goat from her principal. Soon Tara meets some new friends that helped her face the elderly buyer and seller of collectibles, Angelina. On the way, she learns unexpected information about her parents past. With lots of humour, Tara has fun with her new friends.This is book you will not be able to put down!!!

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Jul 25, 2014

pretty good you guys should read it

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