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Thirteen Plus One (The Winnie Years #5)

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  2,473 ratings  ·  179 reviews
Winnie has finally gotten the hang of junior highN gaining two fabulous BFFs and a perfect (OK, sometimes perfect) boyfriend in the process. And with graduation just around the corner, the countdown to high school has begun. Not that Winnie is obsessing about it, since she has a whole bunch of things to check off her To-Do-Before-High-School list. Big things, like owning h ...more
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Published May 1st 2010 by Puffin Books
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Cindy
So much disappointment.

I remembered that I really liked Eleven and Twelve back when I read them in 6th grade, so when I found out about this I was all for it. I mean, it was a break from all this nonfiction analyzing literature that I had to do in APLAC class!

To my dismay, I found that this particular installment of the series is not only bland and boring, the plot is an empty shell. Winnie has transitioned from an insecure adolescent who had boy problems in the past books to... What?! A comple
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Emma
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 Marla
Great story about 14, friendship and boys. I wish the PG-13 stuff had been omitted so I could recommend it unconditionally, but some parents will not be thrilled with that content for their tweens. Good lessons.

I'm glad the series is ending, so it will stay on the sweet side of growing up and not get too risque.

Likes:
* Chapter titles are the list of things Winnie wants to do in her 14th year, ala New Year's resolutions. Better than normal monthly chapters.
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Marilyn
I think " Thirteen Plus One " was an enjoyable book to read during the summer. It was a good summer book because most of it was about getting out of school and summertime.This book had a nice balance of funny and intense moments. Although I thought this was a very good book you might ask your self why I did not give it a five star rating. Well some parts of " Thirteen Plus One " were slow and maybe even, just a little, boring. Sometimes I even felt as if i were reading the same part of the story ...more
Elizabeth
Thirteen Plus One by Lauren Myracle is the fifth book in a series called "the Winnie Years". They all are based around Winnie Perry and her growth as she gets older. I remember liking the books before Thirteen Plus One but I found Myracle's latest novel boring, and therefore skimmed much of it. I didn't find the plot line very compelling or interesting, and never felt sure if Myracle was trying to paint Winnie as a self-absorbed character or a "good" character. I thought that she sort of switche ...more
Emily M
i really enjoyed reading this book it was about love and friend ship and diana ended up doing something really cool that winnie knew was going to happen, cinnemen (sorry about spelling) thought that she would never like boys again after what happened last time but you'll have to see to find out if she really ends up meaning this. Sandra goes to collage, baby maggie is growing up, ty takes home a peinguin. lars and winnie aren't doing soooo well, sometimes they are doing fine but sometimes they d ...more
Leila K.
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Shayla Parker
3.5 stars

This was actually a reread for me since I read this a few years ago when I was 13 or 14. I had a lot of different feelings reading this book. A big feeling was my annoyance. Winnie is seriously annoying sometimes. She's a drama queen! Like really, your boyfriend couldn't read your mind and know you wanted a cupcake for your birthday in March and in July you're STILL upset about it? Really? I don't think I've ever met a single person who thinks like Winnie does, all dramatic-y, about stu
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Mariama
This book is about a girl named Winnie who just turned turned 14. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her two best friends, Cinnamon and Dinah. Winnie is in eighth grade and is about to graduate from junior high. She has a boyfriend named Lars who she really liked for a really long time. When it was her birthday, she expected him to get her a cupcake. When she didn't get one, she was really upset. She was getting angry because she expected everyone to know what she wants. Even her own mother didn ...more
Aniqa
I'd started this series when I was about ten or so (ironic) and probably finished the four books in the series by age 12 and for some reason, I never got around to reading the fifth book. I went to the library the other day, picked it up and was reminded on why I loved this series so much when I was to younger. Winnie, she can be annoying at times and so spineless but the thing I love so much about her is that she is genuine. Lauren Myracle has a way of going inside the minds of teenage girls an ...more
Shayla
Thirteen Plus One Lauren Myracle 290 pages

Thirteen Plus One is about Winnie and how she grows up to be to be a 14 year old girl. She is having so much fun growing up but she is also having some problems. When Winnie finds out that Dianah is stealing Winnie just can’t believe what her best friend did. When Winnie goes to Dianah’s house to see why she stole Winnie finds out something amazing. That Dianah actually did not steal, but if Dianah didn’t then who did? Then Winnie finds out that Dianah h
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Londyn
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Readerrabbit11
I have read the other books in this series by Lauren myracle, eleven, twelve, and thirteen. They were excellent and I couldn't put I down. It was thrilling and entertaining the entire time. Not once was I bored. I am expecting this book to be as humerous and exciting as the rest.
Sandy A
Thirteen Plus One by Lauren Myracle is my most favorite book of all time. The main idea of this book is "Be young and forget about what everyone else thinks because you're too young to care." I remember reading all of the rest of the books (Ten,Eleven,Twelve, and Thirteen) in the series right when I turned that age, but the books in this series were all just so good, that I had to read Thirteen Plus One. The main character is Winnie
and throughout the book she is living her 14 year old life, she
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Kelsey Ehmann
I loved this book! It was absolutely amazing! It was about a girl named Winnie Perry and her two best friends. It told about their journey through 8th grade and getting ready for there freshman year. This book had a lot of drama, breakups and, fun in it!

The theme of this book was to live in the now and not the future. There was also a goal of this book, that was to check everything off her To-Do-Before-High-School list.

I would recommend this book to anyone that is in 7th through 10th grade.
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Dania710
This book is just as great as the other ones. The only thing about it is, the older she gets, the more the vocabulary gets more adult-ish. But everything else is DELIGHTFUL!
Nithusa
This book is really really good. I wish that a read the first 4 books. I would recommend this
to everyone you likes books about friends.
Lydia LaPutka
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Sarai
This was a nice story about a regular person and her friends and the things that happen to them the year before they go to high school. I have not read the other books in the series, but didn't feel like I was lost or left out of anything. Nice, solid writing. The only thing I did not like was the penguin scene, because it seemed a little "out there" compared to everything else in the book.

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Winnie Perry is fourteen now, and the countdown to high school is shaping up to be as ev
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Laura
SLJ recommends this for grades 5 - 8. I was a little skeptical that a book about a 14 year old high school freshman-to-be would be appropriate for 5th graders but it really is. There's some boyfriend kissing and a mention of erections with a short discussion of Judy Blume's Then Again, Maybe I Won't.

Winnie is facing the same problems that many middle school students face -- she isn't sure about her boyfriend, her friends have complicated problems too, she still feels guilty about her former bes
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Olgaod96
Winnie is now officially 14 and her countdown to high school has now begun. She finally has almost everything she's ever wanted, and iPhone, an awesome boyfriend, 2 BFFs. The one thing more that she needs is a chocolate cupcake from Sugar Sweet Sunshine; a perfect gift from her x10 perfect boyfriend. When he doesn't show up with her perfect present, she gets upset. But, that's not the only thing turning her world upside-down. Dinah starts talking to weird Mary Woods, her mom doesn't have enough ...more
Hannah
I liked this book. I liked it because it is full of adventures. This book has a good plot. The sequence of the book is easy to follow and made sense. The vocabulary is easy to understand. These characters are easy to relate to. The characters that go on adventures are Winnie, Cinnamon and Dinah. Winnie is a 14 year old girl who is very creative and funny. Cinnamon is a 13 year old girl who is spunky and adventurous. Dinah is a 12 year old girl who is sensitive and sweet. Winnie was a good frien ...more
Olivia
Let me just warn you, this book doesn't follow the format of the first three. At the beginning, Winnie turns 14 and she makes a list of things to do before high school, and each chapter is her accomplishing something new, with the title of the goal as the chapter title. So the book stops in early September, at her high school before she goes in. Winnie is almost 14 1/2, so it only covers half a year. I was a little sad it wasn't her whole 14th year and didn't have 1 month for every chapter, but ...more
Karla Medina
"Thirteen Plus One" is about three best friends, Winnie, Cinnamon, and Dinah, who live in Atlanta and are a summer away from high school. Winnie Perry, the main character, is finishing middle school and is really anxious about starting high school, so she makes a list of goals to accomplish in the summer. During summer she and her two best friends go to a camp to save sea turtles in DeBordeiuo, South Carolina. There the girls all make new friends and learn many things. But, during summer camp Wi ...more
Katrina J
Thirteen Plus One is a terrific book because there was a lot of mystery, a ton of drama, and it was relative to girls.
Winnie made a to-do list before high school, it has a lot to do with spending time more friends and acting older. Winnie just turned fourteen, and her boyfriend, Lars, gave her a crappy gift for her birthday, when she gave him all signs she wanted a cupcake.
During the Summer, Winnie finds out Lars has to go to Germany with his Mom. So, Winnie decides to go from Georgia, to S
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Christy
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Hana
I think this book was really great so far. Winnie figured out that friends was all she needs for her 14 year old years. Her and Lars ( Lar's is her boyfriend ) had a complicated relationship after she went to this Turtle rescue camp. Winnie was about to cheat on Lars, but then she thought to her self "He's the one who asked me out, so why should I let him down." In the book it states "I'm worried about life!" (8) This means that she's worried about life, but life actually turned out to be friend ...more
Selin Mandani
I really loved this series by Lauren Myracle. Winne has been having problems with her boyfriend Lars, and shes also sending off her older sister to college. My favorite quote from the book would have to be "I know you're only in eighth grade, but next year you'll be a freshman.And after that pff" She sliced her hand through the air "It goes quick Winnie, enjoy it, gobble it up- but when its time for you to go? Go" This quote from her sister Sandra, but I relate to it. Right now I'm in eighth gra ...more
Bailee Koehler
I enjoyed this book. I found myself even laughing out loud at some parts. Lauren Myracle is really good at creating a teen character that is believable. This is a great teen chic-lit, and I would recommend it to girls in middle school.

Winnie, the main character, is finishing her last year of middle school. She is really anxious about high school and makes up a list of goals to accomplish before she reaches high school. When summer comes around, she and her two best friends head off to a camp in
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Britney colin
Jan 27, 2014 Britney colin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: angelica
i like this book because it was well detailed and because im into book that are dramatic and i thought it was so dramatic.One of the dramitic part was that megan was putting stold stuff like makeup and clothes into this girls locker and so then the girl was taken by the cops and they were investingating her but then they found out it was megan so she got suspended from the school.
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Lauren Myracle is the author of numerous young adult novels. She was born in 1969 in North Carolina. Lauren Myracle holds an MA in English from Colorado State University and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. she has written many novels, including the famous IM books, ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r.

Her first novel, Kissing Kate, was selected as one of ALA's "Best Books
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Other Books in the Series

The Winnie Years (5 books)
  • Ten (The Winnie Years, #1)
  • Eleven (The Winnie Years, #2)
  • Twelve (The Winnie Years, #3)
  • Thirteen (The Winnie Years, #4)
ttyl (Internet Girls, #1) Shine ttfn (Internet Girls, #2) Kissing Kate l8r, g8r (Internet Girls, #3)

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