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Eleven (The Winnie Years #2)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  5,437 Ratings  ·  499 Reviews
Meet Winnie, age eleven. 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 Winnie decides that the rest of the world can do what it wants, but she's going to remain exactly t ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Penguin Group (USA) (first published February 9th 2004)
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Katelyn The first book of the series is Ten, the second is Eleven, the third is Twelve, the fourth is Thirteen, the fifth is Thirteen Plus One, the sixth is…moreThe first book of the series is Ten, the second is Eleven, the third is Twelve, the fourth is Thirteen, the fifth is Thirteen Plus One, the sixth is Thirteen Plus Two, and the last one is Sixteen(less)
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Beck
May 24, 2011 Beck rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Kallie Polk
Jan 23, 2009 Kallie Polk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Lesli Diaz
Sep 15, 2015 Lesli Diaz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What I thought about this book while I was reading it was that I liked it a lot because it had many details about what she did every day for one year until she turned twelve years old.I will recomend this book to girls in my class.
Adrien
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
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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
Michelle Arrow
Dec 09, 2012 Michelle Arrow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Allison
Oct 16, 2008 Allison rated it it was amazing  ·  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!
Danielle
I've read better
Barbara Herrera
Nov 21, 2011 Barbara Herrera rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i loved this book.
Lizzy
Aug 31, 2012 Lizzy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


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Becca
Jul 13, 2008 Becca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this whole series is good. the author does a really good job making the story realistic to an eleven year olds life
Lindsey
Dec 19, 2016 Lindsey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book gives a good message that growing up is hard. I liked the first book in this series more than this one: there were mulitple things and characters I disliked. Winnie's sister had her worst moments, and I hated whom she chose as her boyfriend. I was disgusted by the behavior of Alex Plotkin, and I hated how selfish Toby and his brother had been when Winnie was trying to ask Toby out. Most of all, I hated that sweet Amanda was being forced to hang out with demanding Gail, leaving poor Win ...more
Heather
Jan 31, 2010 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mg-reads, series
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
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Alana Haeuser
Mar 05, 2017 Alana Haeuser rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very hooking story, I enjoyed reading it very much. It is true to life!
Karen
Nov 30, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lauren-myracle
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Samantha H
Dec 08, 2016 Samantha H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think Eleven would be a relatable story for a young teen girl. The main character’s name is Winnie and she and her best friend wanted to be in the same homeroom. When the beginning of the year came around, they weren’t in the same class and slowly, the two friends grew apart. This is relatable because it also happened to me and some other people I know.
Carmen
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
Jacqueline
May 12, 2008 Jacqueline rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jf
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
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Kathy
Eleven
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
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Olgaod96
May 19, 2011 Olgaod96 rated it liked it  ·  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
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
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Sarah Michele
Jul 30, 2012 Sarah Michele rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 8-10 year old girls (and their parents)
Shelves: trex-s-favorites
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Katianna
Jan 04, 2016 Katianna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eleven by Lauren Myracle is an interesting book. Amanda and Winnie are the best of friends and have been for quite some time. However, in the summer of fifth grade, things started to change. When they went to the beach together, they started to notice things about the other that are different. By the time sixth grade comes around, Amanda and Winnie act like they weren’t ever friends. Amanda goes off with a girl named Gail Grays and Winnie goes off with a girl named Dinah. Will their friendship s ...more
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
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 Marla
Dec 15, 2012 Marla rated it really liked it  ·  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.

Likes:
* 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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Amro Halwah
Jan 25, 2013 Amro Halwah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kelsey Ehmann
Mar 29, 2015 Kelsey Ehmann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall, this was a good book. It had a lot of drama and excitement that happened in it. I would defiantly recommend this book because it was a great book! It's theme was to never give up on your friends and it doesn't matter what your friends act like just know that they will have your back.
It was about the exciting life of Winnie. Winnie is a teen who just turned eleven. It tells about her friendships and even some romance with a guy. Her friendships have its ups and downs but they always t
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Zharit B.
Feb 18, 2014 Zharit B. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eleven
By Lauren Myracle
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
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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)

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“Amanda bit her lip. "You're not... trying to be funny or something, are you?"
"I'm not trying 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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