Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Addie Bell's Shortcut to Growing Up by Jessica Brody - ESSENTIAL

Brody, Jessica Addie Bell's Shortcut To Growing Up, 349 pages. Delacorte Press, 2017. $17. $17 Language: G (0 swears 0 ‘F) Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG.

It all started with Mrs Toodles, when she gave Addie the la Boite aux Reves Caches (a jewelry box). Addie wanted to be sixteen and grow up fast. While Grace, Addie's best friend wanted to be a girl and not grow up so fast. When Addie's birthday came she and Grace had everything planned out. But everything went wrong when Addie and Grace got into a fight. Addie makes a wish that changes everything. She wakes up in a different time that she does not recognize. All the drama, adventure, and boys in her life change everything. Can Addie fix this or does she stay like this forever? 

What I liked about the the book was the friendships that they had with the characters. How even when they did not have the slightest idea what is going on they look for each other. They try, and no matter what happens they stick together. The friendships are so filled with life that it makes the book so much better. 

 EL - ESSENTIAL 7th Grade Student Reviewer NM

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