Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Willow Falls


THE LAST PRESENT by Wendy Mass
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"While the tale has general appeal, it is most suited for devoted series fans, who will most appreciate the tying up of loose ends and revelation of long-held secrets. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The latest volume in the Willow Falls series finds Amanda and Leo trying to save a young girl through a series of eventful time-traveling adventures. Read full book review >
13 GIFTS by Wendy Mass
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"In equal parts philosophical and wryly humorous, this magical tale will satisfy both fans and new readers alike. (Fiction. 9-13) "
A rash decision involving attempted theft of a school mascot sets into motion a series of life-altering events for nearly–13-year-old Tara. Read full book review >
FINALLY by Wendy Mass
Released: March 1, 2010

"A couple of clunky plot points notwithstanding, Mass provides a pretty entertaining and solidly worthwhile read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Rory Swenson just cannot wait to be 12, that magical age at which her parents will lighten up and allow her some independence. Read full book review >
11 BIRTHDAYS by Wendy Mass
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Leo. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this slow-paced middle-school friendship saga, mildly spiced with a bit of fantasy, readers meet Amanda and Leo, best friends who have spent every birthday together since day one. Read full book review >