Wishes, magic, and dares abound when a tween math whiz tries to fit in at her new school by wishing on a magical cat clock only to suffer catastrophic consequences! Perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski, Wendy Mass, and Ingrid Law.
Megan Meyers has a foolproof plan to reinvent herself at her new middle school. But when she’s dared to make something exciting happen by the end of her first day, Megan gets stuck in the middle of an epic rivalry between the two most popular girls in the seventh grade. And totally panics! Megan’s reputation has always been more science-geek-meets-Humane-Society-volunteer than party-planner-fun-maker. So, with nothing to lose as her classroom’s strange cat clock chimes 11:11 a.m., Megan makes a wish. And it comes true! In the form of an enchanted teen magazine that promises back-to-school makeovers and the secrets to winning over friends and crushes.
But each wish comes with its own Pinocchio-esque side effects, and soon Megan finds herself coughing up hairballs as she makes bigger and bigger promises to her new friends. Now, if she can’t impress the school with the most spectacular kickoff event for Spirit Week they’ve ever seen—without using magic—her social life will be doomed and Megan may remain feline and friendless forever.
“Tomsic puts a pawsitively magical twist on middle school mayhem. Whimsical and wacky, The 11:11 Wish is a romp of a read sure to please young teens and tweens.” (Ingrid Law, Newbery Honor Winner and New York Times Bestselling Author of Savvy)
“While Megan's home life
is referenced in healthy doses, the action is firmly centered on the drama at
school. Megan is endearingly transparent. Readers will empathize with [Megan’s]
tenuous position and her tenacity despite the hilarious situations she gets
herself into.” And “A fine, funny fix.”
“Debut author Tomsic infuses Megan’s
first-person narrative with lots of personality and a distinctive voice, and
secondary characters are all complex and multidimensional. Light fantasy firmly
grounded in the realities of middle-school emotions.”
— ALA Booklist
“This middle grade fantasy is a strong choice
for tweens who enjoy stores about magic and social drama.”
—School Library Journal
“Full of unexpected twists and turns, this sweet, funny book is pure magic.” (Tara Dairman, author of All Four Stars)
“Readers will be enchanted by this delightful story of friends, family, fitting in, and finding yourself. The 11:11 Wish mixes the pitfalls of middle school with much humor and heart, and the results are pure magic.” (McCourt Thomas, Head of Youth Services, Lyons Regional Library)
“A magic-infused romp that will make you wince and cheer. Perfect for readers struggling to find their own voice in the tricky social landscape of middle school.” (Ida Olson, Library Media Specialist, McCormick Junior High School)
“From social outcast to social butterfly - can the enchanted cat clock grant Megan’s impulsive wish? This debut novel is full of mean girls, magic, teenage angst, and ultimately the satisfying discovery of self.” (Susan Dunn, Children’s Librarian, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library)
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