About the Book
It's Amanda's 11th birthday and she is super excited; after all, 11 is so different from 10. But from the start, everything goes wrong. The worst part of it all is that she and her best friend, Leo, with whom she's shared every birthday, are on the outs and this will be the first birthday they have spent apart. When Amanda turns in for the night, glad to have her birthday behind her, she wakes up happy for a new day. Or is it? Her birthday seems to be repeating iself. What is going on?! And how can she fix it? Only time, friendship, and a little luck will tell.
- Leo and Amanda have been friends since they were babies. Who is your oldest friend? Why do you think your friendship has lasted through the years?
- Why do you think Amanda tries out for the gymnastics team?
- Do you think Amanda made the right choice by not talking to Leo for an entire year? Why or why not? Have you ever had a fight with a friend that lasted a long time?
- List a few instances of Amanda and her friends worrying about things being “cool” and discuss if the cool choice was the right choice. Have you ever had to make an uncool choice? How did it feel?
- Leo and Amanda let their true selves show on the day without any consequences. What would you do if you had a day with no consequences?
- What does Amanda do differently during gymnastics try-outs when she makes the team? How does she feel about finally making the team?
- Why do you think Amanda tries out for the marching band? What does Stephanie think?
- Amanda says there are no do overs in life. What do you think she means by this? How can you apply this to your own life?
- Amanda and Leo learned many things from repeating their eleventh birthday. Choose either Leo or Amanda and discuss a way the repeated birthday affected his or her relationship with one other character.
- What evidence from the book hinted that Angelina was somehow involved in repeating their birthdays?