A humorous look at what it means to FINALLY turn twelve years old.
You can pierce your ears when you're twelve. You can go to the mall with your friends when you're twelve. You can babysit little Timmy next door when you're twelve. You can get a cell phone when you're twelve. Hey, you can even ride in the front passenger-side seat when you're twelve. When you're twelve, when you're twelve, when you're twelve . . . My name is Rory Swenson, and I've been waiting to turn twelve my whole life. In exactly 18 hours, 36 minutes, and 52 seconds, it will finally happen. My life will officially begin.
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Is it really 9 years old/4th grade kids appropriate book?
I glanced few pages and took the photo of the page where I landed and found such words are really disturbing for this young age kids. These are all too much distractions for them rather than helping them. From my point of view, as a parent of 9 years old, I want my kid at 9 should know what's appropriate for 9/10 years- no need to fast forward them to teenager years (let it go naturally) and they spoil their academic life by making them to dream on boys, flirting, no parents at home during boy-girl party etc, etc - -these kinds of books encourages them to dream on things which they are too young. I know my kid is a very responsible kid at school- but I don't like to take that very lightly too as kids reading books with these words at this tender age makes me nervous.
This book is a pre-teen sort of dramatic comedy that also teaches a real important and necessary life lesson that life lesson that's very well expressed. It's about a girl who has this long list and chart about things she can THINKS she wants to do since she's finally twelve. And don't worry if you don't really understand the beginning of the book because you can really understand and actually tie everything together when you finish the book. Throughout the book she finds out that a lot of the things on her list find turn out te way she hoped. In the book you will find big coincidences and lots of things that really make you think. At the end some really special people make her realize that the only reason that she did to do all of the stuff on her list is because she reached a certain age where she could do all of that stuff but not because she really wanted to. But toward the end she didn't do a few stuff that were on her list because she didn't feel comfortable doing...
Rory has an over protective mom who won't let her do anything until she is 12 years old. But Rory is special. She has a gift of understanding others feelings even when she is feeling awful. This book takes the reader on a mind-twisting adventure through the time Rory turns 12. Everything connects in ways so clever and mysterious, that in the end you are so surprised it is over, and you want to read more. I suggest this book to anybody who likes realistic fiction, along with a little mystery, and a great adventure.
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