Book Review: Finally by Wendy Mass

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Age Recommended: 12 and up

This book was hilarious and most everything in this book was something I could relate to.

Finally 12


Rory Swenson has been waiting for forever to turn twelve! Whenever she has asked for something, her parents have said: “when you’re twelve”. And now she is! Rory’s list of things includes: getting a phone, getting her ears pierced, getting contacts, getting a pet, and many other trivial things.

Also, a movie is being shot at her school! Rory and her best friends are trying out as extras and they get selected! They will now be able to meet a famous movie star! Rory wants to be perfect when the crew arrives so she gets her ears pierced- only to find out that she’s allergic to gold. She tries to shave her legs, only to shave off some skin as well. She attempts to get contacts but ends up scratching her cornea!

Eventually, Rory just gives up. However, the main actor of the film notices Rory and is actually nice to her! Rory can’t believe her luck and the actor also ends up shooting a scene with her. But then Rory tries to babysit a girl and it leads to chaos.

Will her luck ever change?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Finally


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