13 Gifts

13 Gifts

Audiobook CD - 2011
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It doesn't take long for Tara Brennan to realize that breaking into school to steal a goat while wielding a can of pepper spray is not a good idea. As punishment for her crimes, Tara's parents send her to the sleepy little town of Willow Falls to stay with relatives she hardly knows, including her eleven-year-old cousin Emily, who, the last time they were together, ate an entire stick of glue. Tara quickly learns that Emily isn't even remotely the strangest person in town. There's a boy who sings in the bottom of an empty pool, two best friends who use blackboards to communicate, and a green-eyed girl who may -- or may not be -- dating the world's hottest teen movie star. Due to another huge lapse in judgement, Tara finds herself beholden to perhaps the strangest person of all: Angelina D'Angelo. If Tara can't collect thirteen mysterious objects for the old woman in time for her rapidly approaching thirteenth birthday, the consequences will be really bad. Like losing-her-immortal-soul kind of bad. And that's just for starters! Tara's adventures take her and her new friends to places they'd never thought they'd find, some in the real world, and a lot deeper inside themselves.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Audio ; Holland, Ohio : Repackaged by Midwest Tape, p2011.
ISBN: 9780545353991
Branch Call Number: MASS
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (10 hr., 14 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Thirteen gifts


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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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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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