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  • Published: 14 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780399555138
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $13.99

Addie Bell's Shortcut To Growing Up




A middle-school girl finds out that being a teenager isn’t all it’s cracked up to be in this realistic read about friendship with plenty of LOL moments—and a magical twist.

Seventh grader Addie Bell can’t wait to grow up. Her parents won’t let her have her own phone, she doesn’t have any curves, and her best friend, Grace, isn’t at all interested in makeup or boys. Then, on the night of her twelfth birthday, Addie makes a wish on a magic jewelry box to be sixteen . . . and wakes up to find her entire life has been fast-forwarded four years! Suddenly she has everything she’s always wanted (including a driver’s license and a closet full of cool clothes)! But Addie soon discovers a lot more has changed than she expected—including her friendship with Grace. Can Addie turn back time and take back her wish . . . or has she lost the chance to experience what could have been the best years of her life?

“I <3 this book! Smart, sweet, and hilarious.”—Leslie Margolis, author of Girl’s Best Friend

  • Published: 14 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780399555138
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $13.99

About the author

Jessica Brody

Jessica Brody graduated from Smith College with degrees in Economics and French. In 2005, she left her job at MGM Studios in Los Angeles to become a full time writer and producer. Jessica currently lives in Los Angeles.

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Praise for Addie Bell's Shortcut To Growing Up

“This lightweight, fun romp points out that big changes (some of them unfortunate) can come from small choices thoughtlessly made, and that being yourself with your equally uncool best friend is a lot better than being popular all by yourself. Also revealed: dorky seventh grade boys can actually grow up to be date-worthy! . . . Hand to readers looking for best-friend stories with a hint of romance.” —School Library Journal    “Plenty of funny moments . . . a fresh take on the age-old theme of being careful what you wish for.” —Publishers Weekly   “Reminiscent of 13 Going on 30 . . . readers will be satisfied.” —Kirkus Reviews “A perfectly brilliant book for middle school!” —Ms. Yingling Reads “Hilariously funny while still being sentimental and warm.” —Eclectic Bookworms

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