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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,320 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy Mass Narrator: Kathleen McInerney Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545422161
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A humorous look at what it means to FINALLY turn twelve years old.

NARRATOR: TBA
FORMAT: 5 CDs, Unabridged

You can pierce your ears when you're twelve. You can go to the mall with your friends when you're twelve. You can babysit little Timmy next door when you're twelve. You can get a cell phone when you're twelve. Hey, you can even ride in the front passenger-side seat when you're twelve.
When you're twelve, when you're twelve, when you're twelve . . .
My name is Rory Swenson, and I've been waiting to turn twelve my whole life. In exactly 18 hours, 36 minutes, and 52 seconds, it will finally happen.
My life will officially begin.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] delicious story about fitting in, falling down, and growing up.” 

    Rebecca Stead, author of When You Reach Me

  • “Rory’s chatty, friendly voice and relentless optimism in the face of her many mishaps are heartwarming.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Rory’s lively first-person narrative clearly expresses her emotions as she seesaws between longing and fear, confidence and insecurity.” 

    Booklist

  • “Kathleen McInerney captures all of Rory’s angst and humor as well as the personalities of her overprotective parents, her 3-year-old brother, and her friends. Rory’s stream-of-consciousness thoughts when she finally gets to drink coffee and ends up in a caffeine-induced haze are particularly funny.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Growing up doesn’t have to happen all at once, and it isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be…Mass provides a pretty entertaining and solidly worthwhile read.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Missmath144 | 2/20/2014

    " Rory has been making a list of all the things she wants to do and to have once she turns 12 (when her parents will allow these things). Now that she has them, she realizes that many of them weren't really such a big deal. In fact, she recognizes that she's still not ready for some of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reeda | 2/18/2014

    " Great book...it was funny also "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hillary | 2/16/2014

    " I Hope this doesn't happen to me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Willow Hodge | 2/10/2014

    " Not the best book I've read, It had good parts but it didn't really keep me wanting to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/5/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book, but kept waiting for something more extraordinary to happen along the lines of "11 Birthdays." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julianne | 2/2/2014

    " I really liked this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eloise Taha | 1/30/2014

    " OMG!!! LOVED THIS BOOK! I LOOOVE WENDY MASS! I STILL THINK 11 BIRTHDAYS WAS BETTER! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanna M | 1/25/2014

    " Really good book! I was laughing the whole time:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Lallier | 1/20/2014

    " Filming a movie with a famous 14 year old heart throb already points to life being so much better at 12. My girls LOVE this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zonia | 1/8/2014

    " A very fun book for an upper elementary school student who enjoyed 11 Birthdays. It was nice to read about a typical girl with typical tween girl issues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 12/15/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book but I felt like the first book in the series was MUCH better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacalyn | 12/4/2013

    " A GREAT BOOK!!!! i could't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney | 11/27/2013

    " This book was hilarious! Wendy Mass is great and I can't wait to read another one of her books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luz Alanis | 11/15/2013

    " better tham the first one!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 11/8/2013

    " Excellent. She is such a great writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 11/5/2013

    " Very cute book for pre-teen girls. A hilarious reminder that having everything you want is not always a good thing and that you are more important to others than you think. It's also a great read for adults to remember those awkward coming of age years. Oh my! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gigi | 8/19/2013

    " Cute. I read it quickly before returning it to the library for a friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tesher | 2/6/2013

    " great 2nd novel. loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbey | 12/12/2012

    " I LOVE Wendy Mass's Books! This is th ebook that got me started on reading her books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha Appelbaum | 11/20/2012

    " I read this this book a while ago so it is kind of hard to remember what is was about. But i know i loved it because i was raving about it for it for like 2 weeks!! i liked it so much i bought it! REALLY good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nasia | 9/2/2012

    " This book was amazing it is better then 11 Birthday by about 7%!!!!! Rlly rlly rllly great BOOK! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 2/26/2012

    " Perfect for 11-12 yr old girls who can't wait to be teenagers but aren't really ready for all the adult themes that come with teen lit. Hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen Unger | 12/29/2011

    " I will read anything Wendy Mass writes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/2/2011

    " A cute, if slightly more fluffy, follow-up to 11 Birthdays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alissa | 10/31/2011

    " Not the author's best, but cute. Will appeal to younger female readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaylee | 8/14/2011

    " Kept me reading the whole time. Fantastic. Couldn't put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 7/9/2011

    " I enjoyed this chatty, crazy, funny read! Although it seems very far-fetched that ALL of this could happen to Rory, it makes for a quick, fun read! Great for 3rd-6th graders! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 7/4/2011

    " Excellent. She is such a great writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cinthya | 7/2/2011

    " This book teaches you that its not good to grow up to fast and not do something just because your friends are doing it to.She learns that the hard way when ever she tries to do something grow up everything goes wrong.This is a really good book that teaches you a great lesson in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/28/2011

    " Cute, fun book. I like to read what my 9 year old daughter is reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brynley | 6/20/2011

    " I loved it!! I am almost 12 and it is cool to see her point of view of everything. It also has a very good message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emmie | 6/9/2011

    " i really liked this book, im not good at staying dedicated to one book and this one i finished in two days nonstop. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 6/8/2011

    " it's the best growing-up story ever! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/8/2011

    " The plot line is like normal, its good, not as good as other books...but its SOOO FUNNY. There are times when you can just sit there and laugh for like 10 minutes straight :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chloe | 6/7/2011

    " This book was really good! i expected it to be because it is from Wendy Mass! She had to be my favorite Author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 5/26/2011

    " great book! I read it before I turned 12 and it rocked!!!!!!! great author :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juna | 5/21/2011

    " Another awesome book by Wendy Mass! This one I really liked because it shows what a real tween feels. It's like reading about a friend of yours! :D "

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About the Author
Author Wendy Mass

Wendy Mass is the award-winning author of several novels, including A Mango-Shaped Place, Leap Day, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Heaven Looks a Lot like a Mall, Every Soul a Star, The Candymakers, 11 Birthdays, Finally, and the Twice upon a Time series. She lives with her family in New Jersey.

About the Narrator

Kathleen McInerney won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2011 and was a finalist for the Audie in 2010 and 2015. Her narrations have also earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has performed in New York and around the United States in both classical and contemporary theater. Her credits also include television commercials, daytime drama, radio plays, and animation voice-over.