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Summary, etc.: Seventh-grader Elsa moves to a new town and starts a new school where, with the help of her recently deceased mother and a magic locket that allows her to redo the last ten seconds in any situation, she attempts to become popular. Imagine having the power to turn back time. Not 100 years-just 10 seconds. Enough to take back those embarrassing missteps and wrong answers. Elsa's mom died suddenly one year ago, but she appears one night to grant Elsa do-over power. Elsa thinks she dreamt it until she utters the words the next morning and watches her whole world rewind 10 seconds. Elsa needs the do-over power to become cool at her new school. It's fun taking people's answers and being a star student one day, and gossip queen the next. Even the ultra-popular Slice Girls want to be her friend now. Elsa can re-do anything until she gets it right. So why doesn't her new life feel so perfect?
Subject: Conduct of life Juvenile fiction
Popularity Juvenile fiction
Magic Juvenile fiction
Middle schools Juvenile fiction
Moving, Household Juvenile fiction
Grief Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Conduct of life Fiction
Popularity Fiction
Magic Fiction
Middle schools Fiction
Moving, Household Fiction
Grief Fiction
Schools Fiction

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 038573333X
by Deriso, Christine Hurley
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Gr 5-8-Elsa is having a hard time. Her mother recently died and she is moving to a new school right before the end of seventh grade. On her first day, she is ridiculed by Darcy and her friends, the ?ber-popular clique that Elsa would love to be a part of, or so she thinks. Thanks to a special appearance by her mom and a magical family heirloom, Elsa is gifted with the power of do-over: she can rewind the last 10 seconds of her life and change it as many times as she wants to, until her 13th birthday in a month's time. No, this is not a Lindsay Lohan movie; it's a typical coming-of-age, finding-yourself-among-snobs novel. Unfortunately, the writing is average and the characters are not fleshed out. Readers don't get much more than stereotypes: Elsa, the struggling newbie; Darcy, the stuck-up cheerleader; and Martin, the cute nerd. The theme is a bit too obvious and Elsa learns her lessons all too easily. Average fare, with a fast pace and lots of dialogue but little depth.-Carly B. Wiskoff, Sayville Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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