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Switched at Birthday: A WISH Novel

By Natalie Standiford   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545346535 Paperback
240 Pages | 5.27" x 7.58" | Ages 8 to 12

What if your birthday wish turned you into someone else?

Lavender and Scarlet are nothing alike. Scarlet is tall, pretty, and popular — the star of the soccer team and the queen of the school. Lavender is . . . well, none of these things. Her friends aren’t considered cool, her hair is considered less than uncool, and her performance at the recent talent show is something nobody will ever forget — even though she really, really wants it to be forgotten.

There’s only one thing Lavender and Scarlet know for sure they have in common: the same birthday.

They’ve never had parties together. They’ve never swapped presents. But this year, because of two wishes that turned all too true, they are about to swap something much bigger than presents.

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Praise for Switched at Birthday

"A characteristically insightful tale that affirms the importance of true friendship and self-acceptance." —Kirkus

"In this tale of winners and losers, bullies and victims, Standiford creates authentic characters in situations most middle schoolers have experienced or witnessed." —School Library Journal

"This well-paced novel will appeal to readers who loved Wendy Mass' popular 11 Birthdays." —Booklist