12 Again

12 Again

by Sue Corbett

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Overview

12 Again by Sue Corbett

In this captivating novel, wife and mother of three Bernadette McBride makes a wish she never expects to have granted—to be young again. When she awakens—transformed into a twelveyear- old—on what should be the morning of her fortieth birthday, she is at first jubilant, and then quickly realizes how complex life has suddenly become. She enrolls in her son’s seventh-grade computer class in hopes of enlisting his help, but it’s not that easy. . . . Patrick, Bernadette’s oldest son, has no idea what happened to his mother, but he refuses to give up hope. Unless he can get her back, he faces a life of waiting on his brothers. Can Patrick do the impossible? Can he rescue his mother . . . and return his family’s life to normal?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142407295
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 319,187
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Sue Corbett is the daughter of Irish immigrants and grew up in a Long Island neighborhood very similar to the one depicted in 12 Again. Ms. Corbett has worked as a journalist for fifteen years in Missouri, South Carolina, Florida and, now, Virginia, where she lives with her husband and their three young children. As anyone who knows her will tell you, she really is half-Looney. However, she has only been twelve once. (So far.)

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A riveting first novel. (School Library Journal)

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12 Again 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is only one word to describe this book. That word is Awesome! I can't stop reading this book. It is a book with all diffrent emotions. I think the proper ages to read this book is 12-adult.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one the best I've ever read! For the adults, it takes you back to your childhood! Many funny moments and magical ones. It's a book you'll never forget!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book. When 39-year-old Bernadette makes a wish to be young again, it comes true. Then her 12-year-old son, Patrick, has to rescue her. It took me a while to figure out what the deal was with the black rabbit but I liked that. This book is so good I give it five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book "12 Again" was a fun mystery story. It was very interesting and exciting. Patrick's mom magically turns twelve before her fortieth birthday. No one knows what has happened. Only Patrick can save her and return his family back to normal. When Patrick's mother disappeared, his family feared the worst but Patrick refused to give up. He also helped his family out like taking care of his younger brother Neil. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading mystery books. I enjoyed reading this book because it had a exciting plot and characters i can relate to.
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bibi1 More than 1 year ago
I won't recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
12 Again is a story similiar to the popular movie Big in which a character has a chance to live their life at a different age then they are at now. I enjoyed Big so I enjoyed the plot of this story. Corbett incorporated Irish folklore into her story and I was interested in hearing about concoctions that the grandmother makes and about the Irish fairies. I think that the novel was very well written. Corbett uses a creative way to use the internet and emails into her novel. This was the first novel I have read that has incorporated this technology as part of its text. Although I think the ending was a bit incomplete, I think Corbett's novel has potential.