13 Gifts by Wendy Mass.
Summery:After getting in a bit of trouble with the principle Tara has been punished by getting sent off to her parent's old home town, while they go and study lemurs in Madagascar! There she stays with her aunt and uncle and her cousin Emily. It's been pretty dull until an strange old lady (with a duck shaped spot on her face) tells her that she must find a bunch of strange objects for her. She is told she must do so to right a past wrong... So Tara sets out to find them...doing odd jobs in exchange for the items on the list. And her new friends (who are a little weird too) are game to help her! Somehow they seem to understand what she is going through...
Romance:Crushing, liking, parents loving, a love potion, and boy stealing (love potion and boy snatching in the past). Mention of kissing a poster and admiring someone.
Violence:Yelling/arguments, pepper spraying someone.
Other:Not really anything...she kinda steals a comic, but then returns it feeling bad.
What I Thought: A little confusing, but a fun book. Enjoyable even for someone a little older... but mainly for tweens.
Rating & Age:3 stars. 11+