13 Gifts

13 Gifts

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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When Alyssa must spend the summer with her aunt, uncle, and bratty cousin Emily in Willow Falls she thinks it's a good time to start over. She'll be turning 13 after all. What Alyssa doesn't know is that this charmed town has something big in store for her on her 13th birthday.
Publisher: [United States] : Scholastic : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780545437035
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 14 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: McInerney, Kathleen
hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Thirteen gifts


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Jul 14, 2018

In the third book of the Willow Falls series, Wendy Mass tells the story of a girl that visits Willow Falls for the summer of her thirteenth birthday. After Tara Brennan breaks into her school to steal items from her principal, her parents send her to the town of Willow Falls to stay with her Aunt, Uncle, and cousin. As Tara meets the people of Willow Falls, she begins to have second thoughts about coming here. But the strangest person of all is Angela D’Angelo, the oldest person in Willow Falls. If Tara can’t collect thirteen mysterious objects before her thirteenth birthday something really bad will happen. This book was great and I would definitely read it again. If you are looking for a book filled with mystery and friendship then 13 gift is the book for you! This book is a real page-turner and I couldn’t stop reading until I finished the book. I would recommend this book for ages nine and up. Rating- 5/5 stars @readit12 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

On a quest to collect 13 different items from a strange town, Tara is determined to come back to Angelina D’Angelo in time so she can be free of any consequences. “13 Gifts” by Wendy Mass is a light-hearted, humorous, and engrossing read. The connections from the previous books in the Willow Falls series come naturally and unforced, making the novel more interesting to read and follow. I would urge you to read the 2011 novel if you’ve read any Willow Falls books or if you’re interested in a funny, emotional, and magical read. @WordfulReviews of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 05, 2018

Such a great read! It shows how much Wendy has into thinking like a normal teenage girl....

This was an amazing book!!!!!!!!!

Yavril Jul 05, 2012

An amazing story. Hat tip to Wendy Mass for writing such a good story!

Nov 03, 2011



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Jun 05, 2018

MariaBinu thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 16

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Yavril thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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Yavril Jul 05, 2012

Tara Brennan seems to be followed by bad luck. First, the popular girls at Tara's school convince her to break into her principal's office and attempt to steal a life-sized stuffed goat. Second, when the principal discovers Tara, and demands to know whats going on, her "friends" leave and Tara reflexively sprays her principal with pepper spray.
Third, she gets suspended from school for the last two weeks.
Fourth, as punishment, her parents send her to Willow Falls (a tiny town where her parents grew up) to stay with her aunt, uncle and cousin for the summer, while they go to Madagascar.

Not a good start to Tara's summer. But what she didn't expect from her punishment was to enjoy it. Until, at least,
a strange woman makes her collect 13 strange objects for her 13th birthday, on Friday the 13th. And if she fails, the consequences, could be MAJOR.


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Yavril Jul 05, 2012

"...I've learned that staying on the sidelines may be safer, but life is played on the field." Tara Brennan in 13 Gifts


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