11 birthdays

when the same day starts over and over again!


On their first birthday, they learned to walk. On their 10th, they learned that there are some words you can never take back. Amanda's 11th birthday should have been a happy day. But Instead she has to dress in an itchy costume her mother picked out for her hollywood themed party. Meanwhile, across town her x-best friend, Leo,is celebrating his birthday with a huge bash including a hypnotist, a football star, a giant iguana, and a rock band. SO not fair to Amanda! Amanda can't wait for the day AFTER her birthday so she can stop thinking about the fight that led her and Leo to have separate parties for the first time in there life. There's just one problem. The next day is her birthday all over again.

main charecters:

Amanda Ellerby-protagonist
Amanda Ellerby is best friends with Leo Fitzpatrick. Well, she was. Amanda is in 5th grade with Stephanie and Leo. She has an older sister Kylie and Amanda has blonde hair.

Leonard (Leo) Fitzpatrick-protagonist
Amanda Ellerby's best friend until their 10 bithday. Leo is in 5th grade with Amanda and Stephanie and has dark black hair.

Angelina D'Angelo-antagonist
She has lived in Willow Falls forever. She has a birthmark shaped like a duck on her cheek that always seems to wiggle. Angelina is actually the only other person besides Leo and Amanda that knows what's going on.

Amanda's best friend who is in 5th grade. Stephanie is very athletic. She's the one who's making Amanda try out for the cheerleading team so they can be popular next year.

in-text citations:

In the story, Amanda says; "ok, I'll keep working on it tonight". In this sentence, we can assume that Amanda is a kind of girl who never gives up and always wants to try to do harder.



Setting: The setting of the story takes place in a quiet city called Willow falls. In-text citation: "she whooshed down the hall of the Willow Falls Birthing Center." In this non-dialogue sentence, we can assume that they live in a city called Willow Falls.


Rising Action:

Rising Action: Almost every year, Amanda spent her birthday's with Leo. In-text citation: "it's hard to believe that if the birthday palace hadn't been double-booked, Leo and I wouldn't have celebrated our next 10 birthdays together." In this non-dialogue sentence, we can assume that Leo and Amanda had celebrated all of their 10 birthdays together.



Climax: when the same day starts repeating. In-text citation: "In the story when Amanda first wakes up on the day after her birthday, she notices that something is wrong and asks all these questions to herself; Why is my alarm going off on a Saturday?, Why is Kylie up so early?, Is kylie playing a trick on me?. Also she has a dialogue with her mom that is, "what do you mean I'm not looking forward to my party? my party was yesterday!"In all of these questions we can assume that the day is repeating.

(mass 57,58,59, and 60)

Falling Action:

Falling Action: Amanda and Leo start talking to each other again. In-text citation: "you say you're really sorry for everything you said?". In this sentence, we can assume that Leo and Amanda are talking to each other.

(mass, 222)


Resolution:Amanda and Leo start talking to each other and start helping other people. Soon they celebrated their birthdays together and it all stopped. In-text citation:

Amanda says,"you have a big present for me and want me to bring everyone over?" In this sentence, we can assume that Leo and Amanda are talking to each other and that Leo is trying to celebrate their birthdays together again.

(mass, 222)

5 methods of characterization:

Description: Caring, hard worker,

Dialogue: she says,"I'll keep working on it tonight"(mass, 13)

Inner thoughts and feelings: she usually feels left out.

Opinions of others: she thinks that her friend leaves her out of somethings

Point of view & type of Conflit:

point of view: Third person limited

type of conflict: person .vs. fate/God

*THEME*(subject: friendship):

The theme is that true friends are never apart, because through-out the book it totally focuses on the troubles that they are having in friendship. They will have to get together to solve the mystery.


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