Magic, Birthday, Curse, Friendship, Bully, Intermediate, Excellent
For her birthday, Sage receives a magical candle, on which she can wish for anything she desires. She knows immediately that she wants to reverse the curse that has been plaguing her family for decades. It seems only terrible events happen to her family—her dad is in jail, her mother is struggling to put food on the table, and Sage is terrible at math. On the other hand, good things happen to her family’s nemeses, the Pettys. But as the curse is reversed, Sage realizes that the Pettys’ lives are not as perfect as they seem and that she has many of her own blessings that she took for granted.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The 12th Candle,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 41:
10, Article 24.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol41/iss10/24