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The 12th Candle by Kim Tomsic (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

Saturday, Feb 01, 2020 at 2:29pm

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 always go well for Priscilla.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.

12th Candle is a really heartwarming story that has a lot of detail. It is interesting, has vivid words and messages that are meaningful. I like how the book is written and how it is told. If I were to change one thing it would be to provide more clarity on the father at the end. I love the theme in the 12th Candle about how to be thankful for what we have, and to not want to be or be like somebody else.

I would really recommend reading this awesome book!

Sanna, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

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The 12th Candle

- Kim Tomsic

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Middle school meets magic in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about a girl whose life flips when she wishes on an enchanted candle--perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski and Wendy Mass.

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 always go well for Priscilla.

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.