The 11:11 Wish (Hardcover)
by Kim Tomsic
“This charmingly delightful and magical story introduces us to Megan, the new kid in 7th grade. She accidentally stumbles upon the magic contained in an old cat-shaped clock in one of her classrooms…when the magic becomes real at exactly 11:11 am as she silently chants an old saying of her grandmother’s. Wild occurrences and antics ensue and Megan must find a way out of them all. A perfect kids’ book club or classroom pick—or just to read alone, The 11:11 Wish has themes of being the new kid, social acceptance and fitting in, and bring true to who you are; issues that many kids struggle with. The book would be a great tool to tackle them. And it’s such a fun book at the same time! I thoroughly enjoyed it!” —Kristen Gilligan
— Kristen Gilligan
“A pawsitively magical twist on middle school mayhem.”—Ingrid Law, Newbery Honor-winning author of Savvy
Megan Meyers has a foolproof plan to reinvent herself at her new school. Good-bye, dorky math nerd; hello, friend magnet! But her first day at Saguaro Prep starts off weird to the tenth power.
When she’s dared to “make something exciting happen,” Megan is thrown into the middle of an epic power struggle between the two seventh-grade Spirit Captains. So with nothing to lose, Megan wishes for “some magic” as her classroom’s cat clock chimes 11:11—and is granted an enchanted teen magazine promising miracle makeovers and sure-fire secrets for winning friends and crushes.
But magic can have dangerous side effects, and as her social life grows exponentially worse, Megan begins to wonder if wishing was ever a purrfect idea.
About the Author
Kim Tomsic has been the new girl at eight different schools, where she earned a variety of conflicting labels: the dork, the cool kid; the pretty girl, the ugly girl; the smart kid, the normal kid; the worst at sports, decent at sports; and the shy girl, the talker. She kept one label: the talker. Kim now lives in Colorado with her husband, two children, and two dogs; all five keep her laughing. The 11:11 Wish is her first middle grade novel. Visit her at: www.kimscritiquingcorner.blogspot.com.
“Debut author Tomsic infuses Megan’s first-person narrative with lots of personality and a distinctive voice, and secondary characters are all complex and multidimensional. Light fantasy firmly grounded in the realities of middle-school emotions.”
— ALA Booklist
“Readers will empathize with [Megan’s] tenuous position and her tenacity despite the hilarious situations she gets herself into. A fine, funny fix.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Tomsic puts a pawsitively magical twist on middle school mayhem. Whimsical and wacky, The 11:11 Wish is a romp of a read sure to please young teens and tweens.”
— Ingrid Law, Newbery Honor Winner and New York Times Bestselling Author of Savvy
“Full of unexpected twists and turns, this sweet, funny book is pure magic.”
— Tara Dairman, author of All Four Stars
“Readers will be enchanted by this delightful story of friends, family, fitting in, and finding yourself. The 11:11 Wish mixes the pitfalls of middle school with much humor and heart, and the results are pure magic.”
— McCourt Thomas, Head of Youth Services, Lyons Regional Library
“A magic-infused romp that will make you wince and cheer. Perfect for readers struggling to find their own voice in the tricky social landscape of middle school.”
— Ida Olson, Library Media Specialist, McCormick Junior High School
“From social outcast to social butterfly - can the enchanted cat clock grant Megan’s impulsive wish? This debut novel is full of mean girls, magic, teenage angst, and ultimately the satisfying discovery of self.”
— Susan Dunn, Children’s Librarian, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library