12 Again

Patrick’s mom has mysteriously disappeared the day before her 40th birthday. All she did was go to her Mom’s house!

His father says she’s on “vacation” but Patrick and his brother, Kevin, don’t buy it. They know there’s something else going on. Murder? Blackmail? Kidnapping?

Meanwhile, Patrick’s mom, Bernadette, wakes up and finds herself a tiny little 7th grader. Even more surprising, her mom – who had been killed in a car accident – is alive! It seems like her 12 year old self, her mom, and their house has been transported to modern times!

Detta is worried about her family and is super confused, but she manages to enroll as a student and makes some awesome friends. She even relearns how to do a cartwheel!

Patrick notices the new girl but doesn’t pay much attention. He just focuses on emailing his mom from his new email account.

Finally, Detta responds to her son. She doesn’t tell him who she is (in fear of freaking him out) but tells him to find some awfully odd things that sound a lot like stuff in his grandmother’s potion recipes.

Can Patrick and Bernadette work together to fast forward the clock of time before it’s too late?

I thought that 12 Again was fairly interesting. I guess it was a mystery story.

12 Again deserves 5 stars and is for ages 11 to 14.

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12 Again

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