Sage Sassafras’s life is cursed! No, really.
Since birth, Sage has been plagued by the Contrarium Curse that’s set her
at odds with classmate Priscilla Petty.
Every time something goes right for Priscilla,
it goes terribly, horribly wrong for Sage. And things alwaysgo well
Sage blames the curse for all her
middle school misery—from losing a friend to failing gym to gaining a
reputation as the girl whose daddy’s in trouble. So when Sage is given a
magical candle on her twelfth birthday, she seizes the chance to turn her luck
around—with a wish to reverse the curse.
But when the
consequences of her wish take a terrible turn, Sage has to team up with her
worst enemy—before she’s doomed to a life of opposites forever.
thoughtful look at curse versus choice and an encouragement to youngsters to
make their own paths.”—Kirkus Review
magic, and pink lightning—this book is a wish come true!” —Lauren Myracle
A family curse. An
“innocent” prank. A magic candle.
sweetly magical novel is a lesson in kindness. There is magic in all of us.” –Kristen
Gilligan, owner, Tattered Cover Book Store
heartfelt and humorous story about the ups and downs of middle school, touching
on the ways acts of forgiveness can change an entire community. The 12th
Candle is a wish come true!” –McCourt Thomas, Head of Youth Services, Lyons
Regional Library District
enchanting and heartfelt story for anyone who has ever tried to wish away their
problems!” –Ida Olson, Library Media Specialist, McCormick Junior High
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