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Forever Twelve

Forever Twelve


Forever Twelve

About the Book

What if you were twelve for all of eternity? From the award-winning author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl comes a magical mystery about a group of kids who have been alive for hundreds of years.

At the elite West Archer Academy, all the students are gifted, but four are exceptional. Though the Evers look twelve, they're actually centuries old, possessing knowledge and talents that make them extraordinary. And boarding school is the perfect cover for their brilliance -- and their secret. 

It's supposed to be a typical year in the anything-but-typical lives of these "kids" . . . until Ivy Stewart shows up. She resembles an Ever who went missing more than seventy years ago. And Ivy could be the key to unlocking their curse. 

But ambitious Ivy is at West Archer to achieve her own extraordinary goals, and nothing will distract her. Or so she thinks! With the desperate Evers determined to find answers, and her former classmate -- and laid-back cool guy -- Ronan determined to protect her, Ivy soon finds herself swept up in a mystery ony she can solve. 

Will her life be changed forever . . . and ever?

Product Details

On sale: October 3, 2023
Age: 8-12 years
Grade: Grades 3-7
Page count: 368 Pages
ISBN: 9780593429624
Reading level: Lexile: 600L | Fountas/Pinnell: W

Author Bio

Stacy McAnulty is the author of many books for young readers, including The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, The World Ends in April, Millionaires for the Month, and Save the People!: Halting Human Extinction, among many, many others! A former mechanical engineer, Stacy writes about math and science with authority. Visit her online at stacymcanulty.com or follow her on social media at:

Twitter: @stacymcanulty
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"A unique, mesmerizing mystery!" —Kelly Yang, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of New From Here and Front Desk

★ "An intriguing premise, complex characters, and a compelling mystery make for a series opener that will leave readers desperate for the next entry.... Fantastic." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This book will appeal to fans of multiple perspectives and American history." —Booklist

"The appealing boarding school setting, cliffhanger ending, and thematic focus on how to cultivate strong, long-lasting friendships are sure to invest readers in this paranormal series opener." —Publishers Weekly