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Eleven (The Winnie Years #2)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  4,647 ratings  ·  467 reviews

Winnie knows that change isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when it means her best friend, Amanda, might be dropping her for someone else. Throw in a grumpy teenage sister, a cat who gets trapped in the wall, and a crush who has pinkeye, and you’ve got one big mess—one that Winnie’s not going to clean up! Winnie’s decided that she’s going to remain exactly the sa
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Penguin Group (USA) (first published February 9th 2004)
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Kallie Polk
Book 1:This book is about an 11 year old girl named Winnie who is not like other girls. She doesnt care about the way she looks or how she acts unlike most girls do. When summer comes and sixth grade is inching closer Winnie finds that her relationship with her best friend,Amanda, is gradually fading. Amanda is now getting caught up in boys and fashion. When Winnie and Amanda go to the beach together in the summer,Amanda is wearing a colorful bikini while Winnie finds herself wearing a tattered ...more
This book is the voice of any tween girl. Winnie is like any other girl - she's growing up, she has family, friends, enemies, and crushes. Most importantly, she has Amanda, her BFF who is pretty, sweet, and popular. As sixth grade approaches, she finds Amanda being taken away by a rich and snooty girl, Gail. While trying to cope over the loose of Amanda, she befriend DInah, and clumsy, not so popular girl who is looking for a friend. You'll watch over the months as Winnie grows and changes as a ...more
I apsoloutley luv this series
The Rusty Key
Reviewed by Rusty Key Writer: Becca Worthington

Recommended for: Girls age 10 and up.

One Word Summary: Charming

This is an entirely wholesome and heartfelt book that perfectly captures the joy, awkwardness, delight and heartbreak (and for adult readers, the nostalgia) of fifth grade. Lauren Myracle has a powerful way of fully immersing herself in Winnie’s world. As the primary theme, the pain and loss of growing apart from your best friend is fully and honestly explored, and the book is a remark
Michelle Arrow
I knew it that this will be a perfect tween book for me since when I read this book, I was 9, a tween. I absolutely loved it! I love how it expresses that in the next few coming years when you're a tween/teen, there will be some rough times, with your friends or boys, but you need to live your life and leave those bad times behind and live the present, not the past. Myracle takes the perfect role of an eleven year old girl, who is just the perfect touch to make the book great.
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Zharit Brand
This is a book that may talk to some girls. To give them advice on how to grow up and how sometimes it will be hard to. It is about typical 5th grader problems that a girl Called Winnie goes through, like losing your best friend, and being bullied. My critique of this book would be good one because It has a lot that you can expect when about to turn eleven. The connection that I could do to this book would be Text-to-self connection because I have been thro
Lilia Burns
I loved the book Eleven!! It shows how much can change during 1 year. If i was in Winnie's shoes, I would be very nice to Gail because she is new, and she would not have a reason not to like me. If I was in Gail's shoes, I would at least give Winnie a chance. Maybe Gail just wanted to be friends Amanda and Chantelle but she should at least be civil. She just makes fun of Winnie and Dinah. I also think it was nice of Dinah to cover up after Winnie didn't invite Amanda to Benihana. But I thought i ...more
Wendy Robinson czenszak
We listened to the audiobook in the car. I don't know if it's because we listened to the audiobook, but I thought this was horrible. Most of the characters were extremely unlikeable. The narrator sounded like a 6 year old instead of an 11 year old. The men's voices made them all sound like idiots. We had to stop listening because it put us all in bad moods. My 9 year old actually got nervous while reading this that this is what she'll have to look forward to. It would've been much better if ther ...more
Brianna Lewis
I liked the book "Eleven". It is a book about an eleven year old girl who loses her best friend to another girl. This book takes place at Winnie's house, the eleven year old girl, and at her school.

I really liked this book. I got to a point in the book where I just could not stop reading. I kept on telling myself that I was going to stop reading but I could not. It was really well written because it had details that made it that much better. I learned from this book that you should never dwell
Eleven By; Lauren Myracle 201 pages

Eleven is a book about Winnie. This time Winnie is in 6th grade. Winnie has some problems with some people in her grade (Gail). When Winnie has these problems she just ignores them and moves on in life. Winnie becomes best friends with Dinah and is not the best friends with Amanda. Winnie lives in Atlantis, so during the winter times they do not get much snow. When Winnie gets a huge snow storm she is trapped inside of her school. Because in Atlantis they have
By Lauren Myracle

Review by Sofia Carlberg
Winnie is a girl who is in 6th grade and is a very nice to people. She has many friends. The other main characters in the story are her mom, her dad, her sister Sandra and a little brother named Ty. She has many “ups and downs” in the story. One of them is that Winnie has a best friend named Amanda and they have been friends for a really long time. Now Amanda and Winnie are splitting up in the story and Winnie gets jealous because Amanda now has a n
Gianna Douglas
This is one of the best books I've ever read. I do like most books I read, but this book was different. I'm eleven, just like Winnie in this book, and I know exactly what she is going through. In this book I felt like I was Winnie because her life seemed to be the exact same as mine. I am losing a friend, just like Winnie losing Amanda. I found people that were just like Winnie's new friends. After i read this book I found myself reading Twelve, Thirteen, Thirteen Plus One, and Ten. I highly rec ...more
this whole series is good. the author does a really good job making the story realistic to an eleven year olds life
Oct 16, 2008 Allison rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: girls around the age of 11
Recommended to Allison by: my older sister
I really liked this book so i read the sequel, Tweleve and I hope to read he one after that, Thirteen soon!
Judi Paradis
Winnie is at that age when kids start to find that some of their friends are going over to the teen world and they are not quite ready to follow. Winnie is a great kid, and she likes kid stuff--playing jump rope and dress up, acting goofy, and putting on shows. Amanda, her best friend forever, is starting to act a bit embarrassed by all this, is talking a lot about boys, and wants to wear makeup. Things get even worse when Gail, a "mean girl" from Chicago moves to town and forces Amanda to choos ...more
This one is 4 1/2 stars. It is absolutely adorable, so perfectly describes being eleven...and I love the way Myracle so aptly describes the pitfalls of tween girl friendships. Winnie's actions are realistic...and we can't help but cheer her on as she struggles with her desires to have genuine friendships, to be unique without being awkward, and to set the record straight with the mean girls. I loved this book. It so perfectly captures what it's like to be in sixth grade. Brilliant in its breezy ...more
I've read better
Lydia LaPutka
I am a huge fan of reading junior fiction, especially if it has elicited any type of controversy. I am a teacher, and I was having a discussion with our elementary school librarian about a local Utah school that got in trouble for pulling a Patricia Polocco picture book off their shelves. That led to a conversation on book bans and other controversial book. She expressed surprise about the content (appropriateness?) of this book series, so, of COURSE I had to check it out!

This first book was ve
Sarah Michele
Jul 30, 2012 Sarah Michele rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 8-10 year old girls (and their parents)
Shelves: trex-s-favorites
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May 21, 2011 Olgaod96 rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who can read and are over the age of 9 and people older than age 11
Recommended to Olgaod96 by: My sister
Shelves: 3rd-tri-books
Eleven is about a girl named Winnie Perry. In the beginning of the book, Winnie's 11th Birthday party sort of gets messed up because of Louise and Karen, best friends. It all has to do with the electric chair in Winnie's house. Amanda, Winnie's best friend, joins everyone else at the electric chair too. After that, Winnie and Amanda are back to normal. Later, things start to change dramatically for Winnie, whether she wants it to or not. She loses her BFF to a new girl named Gail Grayson, who mo ...more
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Eleven tells the story of Winnie, from the time she turns 11 in the March of fifth grade to the time she turns 12 in the March of sixth grade. My kids had mixed views of the book so I was curious about whether I would like it or not.

The book is incredibly easy to read, with the story moving right along, one chapter for each month. It is not at all disjointed or choppy despite obviously only covering a handful of events from the year. The author does an excellent job of pulling it all together in
Jestin (inbeTWEEN Books Blog)
The book "Eleven" was a fantastic book! I liked it so much I zoned out at school when friends were trying to talk to me! In this book Winnie is a nice person and tries to be nice to everybody. She sticks up for her friends when she can see they're being left out. Dinah, Winnie's friend is very shy and nice. Her other friend Amanda is energetic but leaves Winnie for the popular girls!
I enjoyed this book because well I'm eleven too! But of course not only for that reason. I like it because it sta
Title(s): Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen
Rating: A+

Review: I decided to review all of these books together because, well, I read them all together. I read the first one on a whim, a decision to develop myself "professionally" (because I dream that, when I'm finished with my MLS program, that I'll be a kick-butt YA and children's services librarian in a public library who will help reluctant readers find the book that will help them turn the corner and develop a lifelong love of reading). I read plen
Myracle does an amazing job of capturing what it is like to be eleven in this novel, told from the perspective of 11-year-old Winnie. She goes through the emotional roller coasters of losing a best friend, bullying, standing up for outcasts, building new friendships, developing crushes on boys, navigating a relationship with her teenage sister, and more. The awkwardness and discomfort is often palpable, while the language and pop culture seems right out of a 5th grade classroom (though this book ...more
Amro Halwah
Eleven by Lauren Myracle is a non-fiction and part of a series of 3 book. It is about an 11 year old girl called Winnie who is not like other girls. She doesn’t care about girls or fashion like other girls do. When summer comes and sixth grade is close Winnie finds that her relationship with her best friend, Amanda, is fading. When the school year starts Amanda gets a new best friend, Gail, and Gail doesn’t like Winnie. So, therefore Amanda and Gail aren’t as close as before. During the school y ...more
Dec 16, 2012 Marla rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mother-daughter book club fans
Really cute story about a year in the life of an eleven year old girl and the trials and tribulations of (a few months of 5th and) 6th grade.

* Winnie's birthday is in March like mine
* Had some unusual and old fashioned names in the book
* Middle school girl problems and incidents were very realistic (view spoiler)
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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)
  • Twelve (The Winnie Years, #3)
  • Thirteen (The Winnie Years, #4)
  • Thirteen Plus One (The Winnie Years, #5)
ttyl (Internet Girls, #1) Shine ttfn (Internet Girls, #2) Kissing Kate l8r, g8r (Internet Girls, #3)

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“Amanda bit her lip. "You're not... trying to be funny or something, are you?"
"I'm not rying to be anything!" I said.
"All right, kids," the photographer called. "On the count of three. One, two-" She broke off, straightening up from the camera with a frown. "Excuse me. You in the turquoise? I need you to face forward."
I rotated my body as best I could.
"All the way, please."
I turned so that my shoulders werre even with everybody else's, only now my head faced Gail instead of the lens.
Gail pressed her lips together. "Stop it!" she said.
"Winnie?" Mr. Hutchinson said. He walked to the end of our row. "What's going on?"
"I can't," I whispered.
"Can't what?"
"Can't move my neck, it's stuck." Tears burned in my eyes, and I blinked hard to keep them back.
"Mr. Hutchinson, she's faking," Gail said. "She's trying to be funny and she's ruining everything.”
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