April 2, 2013
Turning twelve can be perilous
by Wendy Mass
Rory Swenson can hardly wait until she's twelve. She's got a whole list of things she's going to do, like getting a cellphone, staying home alone, wearing makeup, and piercing her ears. Rory knows it'll all be great! But reality soon sets in. She quickly loses her phone, panics when left by herself at home, and discovers she's severely allergic to natural makeup and gold earrings. It takes a while before Rory realizes that growing up only happens when you're truly ready.
Rory's growing list of calamities gets funnier and funnier as her story progresses, making for a wonderfully entertaining and comic read.