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Friday, April 11, 2014

The Last Present by Wendy Mass

The Last Present by Wendy Mass
"Amanda and Leo have a history with birthdays. Now their friend's little sister, Grace, has fallen into a strange frozen state on her birthday, and Amanda and Leo must travel in time in order to fix whatever's wrong. As they journey back to each of Grace's birthdays, they start seeing all sorts of patterns . . . which raise all sorts of questions.

Amanda and Leo are going to have to unravel the threads of the past and present - and travel much further than they ever imagined - if they're going to save Grace. Luckily, a little birthday magic always helps in the charming and funny Willow Falls series by Wendy Mass, where everything is possible and there are no coincidences."- summary from Amazon

I simply adore Mass' books- they always manage to put a smile on my face and make me think about stuff. Even though these are middle-grade books, Mass never underestimates her readers and writes these thoughtful yet fun stories that are just so compelling to read. I'm always amazed at the topics she covers and the deft hand she writes them with.

I'm a little sad to see this series end but I think Mass did a great job ending it. It was wonderful being back with Amanda and Leo, going on one final adventure with them. There's some interesting twists and turns throughout the book, and a lot of Willow Falls history comes to light. It's really fascinating and such an enjoyable read.

Overall, another great book from Mass and I'm excited to read whatever she has up next!!

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

1 comment:

  1. I have never even heard of this series but it sounds really cute. I don't read too many middle grades and yet there's some great ones out there.