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13 on Halloween #2020

on Halloween Roxie has the best night of her life until the popular kids decide they want to celebrate her birthday in a way Roxie never expects in her attic with a gift that s out of this world and a pact to ne

  • Title: 13 on Halloween
  • Author: Laura A.H. Elliott
  • ISBN: 9781466360457
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • 13 on Halloween By Laura A.H. Elliott, Roxie has the best night of her life until the popular kids decide they want to celebrate her birthday in a way Roxie never expects in her attic, with a gift that s out of this world, and a pact to never tell a living soul what happens next.Twelve year old Roxie wants to be like Adrianne, the popular girl who gets everything she wants a flock to prowl around the mall witRoxie has the best night of her life until the popular kids decide they want to celebrate her birthday in a way Roxie never expects in her attic, with a gift that s out of this world, and a pact to never tell a living soul what happens next.Twelve year old Roxie wants to be like Adrianne, the popular girl who gets everything she wants a flock to prowl around the mall with invitations to parties and for Hayden, the cutest guy in the eighth grade to, you know, notice her When Roxie invites all the eighth grade peacocks code word popular kids to her first ever thirteenth birthday party on Halloween, they all come and give her a gift that s literally out of this world Roxie astral projects to Planet Popular where she becomes seventeen instantly and gets everything she s always wanted, but nothing is as it seems Being a high school peacock is complicated and Roxie will risk everything to be who she thinks she wants to be Oh yeah, there s Prom, doppelgangers, a mysterious map, and lots of bad peacocks too.

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    1. With a colorful vocabulary that includes peacocks, tarantulas, hamsters, and owls, Roxie is one of the most unique characters I ve ever read in a book Roxie wants to have a party for her thirteenth birthday She feels like it is time she moves on up into the world of the Peacocks also known as the popular crowd With her best friend s help she manages to pull off the birthday party she has always wanted but her parents never let her have What she hadn t been banking on was that it was going to cha [...]

    2. Interesting idea I suppose, but I found it difficult to relate to the characters, most of whom weren t memorable at all There also wasn t a lot of imagery, and the main character was so average and superficial that I stopped caring about what would happen to her about halfway through the story.

    3. Did not finish This is a really young adult The author has created her own lingo For example, the evil popular girl tarantulas the heroine, who is too porcupine, but wishes she could dolphin It was so very annoying it made the book impossible to read.

    4. This is how 13 on Halloween begins I am sick of the way Adrianne tarantulas and hamsters and cats and owls and zebras to get everything she wants.What I thought my Kindle copy of 13 on Halloween had something wrong with it at first Why does this girl use animals as verbs Fortunately because a full book written like that would be extremely annoying Roxie backs off this practice a lot, although she constantly talks about peacocks popular kids and dodos regular kids like Roxie and, later, pumas You [...]

    5. This review was originally posted on my blog, Ramblings of a Daydreamer You can find it, and many reviews over at the blog.I don t normally read middle grade books, but when Laura sent me a request asking if I d be interested in this book, as well as her YA book, Winnemucca, I said yes because it sounded like an interesting concept.This book is hilarious Roxie is definitely an interesting character Like a lot of 12 and 13 year olds, she s worried about friends, boys, and popularity In Roxie Spe [...]

    6. I just finished reading Laura A.H Elliott s first installment in The Shadow Series, 13 on Halloween, a YA fantasy novel Roxie is the main character who turns 13 on Halloween She manages to throw a birthday party for herself without her parents or nosy brothers finding out Surprisingly, the most popular and coolest students at her school actually come to her party They are the peacocks Roxie so desperately wants to be, not a dodo as she and her best friend, Ally, describe themselves At the party, [...]

    7. This book probably deserves another star, however because this rating system is asking me how much I liked the book, it gets 3.I think there was a lot of creative, and mostly entertaining, use of language at the beginning of the book It did get old for me really fast, but it got it s point across and it did make me pause and think I didn t really like the main character, as she was stubborn, selfish, shallow, etc Then I realized, that s pretty much pre teen teenage behavior and thought that the [...]

    8. The story revolves around Roxie who has entered middle school and is hoping to catapult herself into the popular crowd at school with a party for her thirteenth birthday, which falls on Halloween A party her parents don t know she is having and wouldn t permit if they knew She invites all of the popular kids that she admires and is thrilled when they all show up.They give Roxie a unique gift which is literally out of this world Laura has crafted an alternate reality which is both believable and [...]

    9. Loved this book Great for the 11 14 set, very true and almost uncomfortable in places because of that truth I really felt for Roxie, the lead character She has a very strong voice and a problem I have no problem connecting with she wants to be popular In fact, she ll do anything at all to be one of the peacocks , including risking everything she is in a strange place called Planet Popular.The writing is strong, story engaging and the characters very lovable even when you think maybe you shouldn [...]

    10. 3.5 stars 12 year Roxie wants to be in the popular crowd She invites all the cool kids to her 13th birthday party Strange things happen and her party, and Roxie begins to realize that being popular may not be all she thought it was.My thoughts This book started a bit slow for me, but got quite interesting once it was Roxie s birthday All of the characters were well written, and easy to relate to I found myself reliving some of my teenage angst Roxie was my favorite character I liked her quirkine [...]

    11. I met Laura at the Asilomar 2012 Writers Conference and was instantly intrigued by her novel, 13 on Halloween I read it and liked it so much I offered to record it on audiobook for her I know the characters and story intimately and gladly recommend it for Tweens to Adults Roxie, the protagonist is spunky and adventurous It s the first novel in the series Check out my review on book 2, Shadow Slayer.

    12. Very good book one I couldn t put down for five seconds, you learn a lot about the characters and their personalities I definitely would recommend this book Roxie is a young teenager going through a lot including a secret place that eventually makes everything worse until towards the end when you wonder what is next for Roxie in book two, yes you catch a glimpse of the book in this one to see some of the series growing.

    13. Expertly written from a quirky 13 yr old pov Roxie is written in a way that I think most people can relate to Love how her thoughts run on and occasionally go wildly off track, makes it feel very real This is a truly original story, not like anything I ve read before.

    14. A solid No from meI couldn t force read my way though the whole book A two page list of made up vocabulary iffy writing skills prevents the story from being told in an engaging way It may have been the intention to write from a very immature point of view that I just couldn t get into, but it seemed like something only a very close friend could understand I rarely bother to leave negative reviews, but I wonder if the author would have benefited from a friend or editor telling her it wasn t read [...]

    15. CoolThis was a fun story to read It has a fantasy adventure into another world, danger, and a touch of romance It was a lot of fun to read I m off to get the next one

    16. Within the covers of 13 on Halloween Shadow 1 , the very talented Laura A.H Elliott has brilliantly exemplified the narcissism and the varying levels of maturity that sometimes plagues tweens Twelve year old Roxie still loves jumping on the trampoline, but those types of juvenile tendencies take second place to her discovery of boys especially Hayden, the cutest guy in the eighth grade , make up, and the changes a young woman s body undergoes when she becomes a teenager Overshadowing absolutely [...]

    17. All Roxie wants in life is to be Adrianne a peacock at her middle school who seems to have it all the friends, the great family, no annoying brothers and Hayden the most popular boy in school s attention Finally deciding to take her looming high school fate into her own hands she throws a birthday party inviting all the peacocks Surprisingly enough the show up and reveal a world that is revealed to every person at age 13 However, this world must be kept a secret no matter the cost.After finding [...]

    18. Even though I don t normally read books with such a young main character any, I had to give this one a try I ve always read books with my son now 15 or before he did to see if he d like them and to make sure they were appropriate, so I ve read a lot of books from different age groups 13 on Halloween would have passed my stamp of approval It s a fun, quick book that really, any age could enjoy.Roxie is in the 8th grade, and she turns 13 on Halloween She s not a popular girl, so she decides to hav [...]

    19. This book is aimed at teenagers I would say and is about wanting to be in the IN crowd which in this book are called the Peacocks , the not so IN people are the Dodo s The main character is Roxie and she is a dodo that wants desperately to be a Peacock Peacocks are beautiful, peacocks have lots of friends and are really popular.Roxie is also really into animals of all kinds and has posters all over her room of them rather than thr kind of posters the Peacocks would have on their walls.Roxie has [...]

    20. 13 on Halloween starts off with a normal girl called Roxanne, who is turning 13 on Halloween Roxanne has a best friend named Ally Just a normal girl among the students of her middle school Roxanne yearns to be a peacock, aka popular, so she sets up a birthday party at her house when her parents are out of town, and invites the popular kids That night, Roxanne learned another world called Planet Popular Planet Popular is a place where every kid, when they are 13 visits, but some thinks it s a dre [...]

    21. First things first, I love the cover There is something very beautiful about this girl s face and it made me want to read the book as soon as I saw it.To be honest, I initially struggled to get into this story The main character thinks of people as different types of animals I d never read anything like it, so it took me a while to get into Roxie s head I soon got used to it and the story slowly took off I m really glad I persisted, because I had a lot of fun jumping into Roxie s parallel world [...]

    22. A fast fun very enjoyable read Roxie is a 12 year old girl on the night of her 13th birthday She wants has an OK life a family and a best friend but wants to be popular What she calls a peacock.During her 13th birthday party her wish in a way is granted by a special birthday present But all us not as it seems Lots of fun and Roxie us a unique quirky character who is very easy to identify with During the book she learns some truths about growing up and has to come to terms with something about li [...]

    23. Allyson is going to turn 13 She has an interesting way of classifying people according to what type of animal s behavior they seem to fit There s a get together of her friends and they end up being astrally projected into another reality which she refers to as Planet Popular.She s totally obsessed on become a peacock, one of the most popular of all the girls Planet Popular seems to offer her that reward but she finds out it can come with a major price, and being massively popular may have its ow [...]

    24. 13 on Halloween is about a girl named Roxie who is about to turn 13 on Halloween She throws a party and invites the peacocks popular kids and they actually show up They bring her a gift which is actually a map that only she can read They astral project to Planet Popular where she sees the life that she thinks she wants.The book is written from the point of view of a 12 year old, so the worst words in the book are hell and damn It would be perfect for kids who are around that age To me the narrat [...]

    25. Obviously I m no longer 13 so I don t quite have the same kind of patience for waffling as a 13 year old might I lied, I didn t finish this book In fact, I never made it past chapter 2 I d lost interest as the author digressed from the main story with a lot of unrelated pieces of information While I get that Roxie has a borderline obsessive fascination with Animal Planet, I was ready to go hunt down a peacock and set the thing on fire after she mentions the freaking bird for the umpteenth time i [...]

    26. I really tried to get into this book, but I found Roxie Speak to be too much I ve read history texts with foreign phrases that required less time to decipher than the numerous different animal slang that the protagonist uses Maybe if I had a hardback copy where I could ve flipped back to the beginning of the book every sentence I could ve managed it, but it wasn t worth effort on Kindle.I m a little disappointed because I suspect that somewhere amidst all of the distraction was a good story that [...]

    27. I loved this book the only problem is Roxie speak which is Animal words use to describe something like eg there like zebras 4 5

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