Leap Day


What would it be like to have your birthday on a leap day? In this book, you get the chance to find out. Our protagonist's life is like many other teenagers and she takes us through a fun-filled day.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The book is fun to read. It's a great story.

Content Awareness Factors:


Young Reader Reaction

This is a great book. It has a great plot. It's a good read for seventh and eighth graders.

Type of Book:
This is a young adult fantasy book
Educational Themes:

The author's presentation style (first Josie's then other's points of view) offers opportunities to explore how others think … and maybe a way to learn empathy, compassion, etc.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
13 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
12 and Up
Age of child:
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Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow! It may be a good story, but few teenagers come back to the same book twice.

Title Leap Day
Author Wendy Mass
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers © 2004
ISBN 0316537284
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Fantasy
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Knopf Books for Young Readers, Imprint Knopf Doubleday © 2004
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