You guys made THE LAST PRESENT a bestseller!

How awesome are you all? You helped THE LAST PRESENT to turn up at #13 on the New York Times bestseller list its first week out! It’s all very exciting! Maybe I should listen to you and think about writing an offshoot of the series or something…hmm…

I’m still going through the comments on the last post, but I wanted to say how moved I am by your thoughts about the book, and the whole Willow Falls series in general. I think you’ll find I used almost all of your suggestions for what you wanted to see in The Last Present. So this was really a collaborative effort. ๐Ÿ™‚




  1. Addalyn on October 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    That is sooooooo exciting! 13th! Yes, please write an offshoot! I LOVE WILLOW FALLS AND WENDY MASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would love to see Amanda, Leo, Rory, Tara, David, Grace, and eeeevvvvveeeerrrryyyyoooonnnneee else again! your books have inspired me so much! You put so much effort into The Last Present so of course it is the 13th best seller. It’s so great that you tried to put everyone’s suggestions in. I feel like I’m really part of a book! On a scale fromn one to five, your books are a 10!!!! And lets keep hoping for a movie for A Mango Shaped Space!
    Keep up the good work!!
    Sincerely, a WFWM book lover,
    Addalyn *P.S. WFWM- Willow Falls Wendy Mass*

    • Kaia on February 14, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      I absolutely LOVE your books!!!!!! I only read the Willow Falls series, because I can’t pick up any other ones! I finished “The Last Present today, and I literally cried because they were over! I wish I had a friend like Leo, because most of my friends are boys, but the longest I’ve known any of them is 9 years (I’m 11). This was the best series I have EVER read!!! Could you please please please make more? I think you should make them from Leo and Connor’s points of view. I feel like, because they are done, my best friends are moving to a place where I can’t contact them. I really felt like I WAS the main character in each book. PLEASE make more!! Thank you so much for making the best books EVER!!!

      • Kaia on February 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm

        Sorry, I’m correcting myself. You should write them from Leo, Connor, AND David’s point of view. Thanka again!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Wendy Mass on February 16, 2015 at 7:06 pm

          So glad you liked Willow Falls!! Just wanted to let you know that Graceful actually will have ALL the main characters points of view! It was fun for me to get the boys in their for a change. :o)

          • Jonathan on March 4, 2015 at 8:36 am

            Hi Miss Mass
            I love you willow falls books. how much are you planning to write? I hope the number is between 100 to a billion and more. I love it I read the books at least four times. I hope all your books are bestsellers and most of all I hope you keep on writing the willow falls series!


  2. Liz on October 9, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Hi! Congratulations on The Last Present being a bestseller! I just wanted to say that I LOVE your books and think you are very talented! Please write a offshoot of the series!!! It would be cool if the book could be from point of view from Jake Harrison or a young version of Angelina! Your books are amazing and I think that The Last Present perfectly wrapped up the Willow Falls series! I can’t wait to see what great book you write next!


  3. sara on October 9, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I’m so happy to hear that!

  4. Cam on October 9, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Already! That is amazing! I can not believe it. But you totally deserve it. You are such an awesome author. You are my favorite.

  5. Maryam on October 9, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    OMG. OMG. OMG.

    You really deserve it, though! That book was so adorablecutenessawesomeness. My best friend is reading it right now! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Ashia on October 9, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Oh my gosh Wendy Mass you are so amazing and a huge inspiration! Even though I’m in high school, you are still my favorite author of all time and I absolutely love your book 11 Birthdays. Haven’t gotten a chance to read your newest books yet but I definitely will have to find time for that! Ever since I was 10 years old you’ve been my favorite author and I have read 11 Birthday eight times and many of your other books multiple times. I even bought my sister her own copy of 11 Birthdays for her 11th birthday! I hope you keep writing amazing books and that someday I will get to meet you! (one time I sent my dad to meet you during a soccer game just to get my book signed which I still have) I love your books so much and I think you’re an amazing author! Thank you for your inspiring and entertaining stories. ~Ashia(:

  7. Lecette on October 9, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I love the willow falls series so much, i cant believe it’s coming to an end! Your are a great author so you will probably write another great series. I also love A Mango Shaped Space and Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life! I heard on your blog last year you may be coming out with a movie from one of your books is that true? I really hope so… Keep writing your amazing books, i will forever be a fan. Your books have changed my life!

    Best wishes!

  8. Sarara on October 10, 2013 at 7:02 am

    I litterly just finished reading it. Such a good book !!! Glad it was a best-seller. Congratulations!!! I think it was a really good book and I am sad it is the last in the series. I love it Mrs Mass!!!

    PS: Now about that sequel to a mango shaped space……… and good idea for branch off into new series…graces life and all the lives she touches(don’t forget about the other willow falls residents):)

    • Sneha on November 7, 2013 at 9:28 am

      Hi! I have not read The Last Present yet, but I cannot wait to because I just finished 13 Gifts and it was amazing! I am sad that the last present will be the last book in the series…….

    • Rose on November 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      I am so sad that I can’t hear more about willow falls and Angela.
      Please write more about Grace ,Amanda, Leo ,Rory,and Tara
      .I’m only 9 and in fourth grade and ahead of my grade level so its
      hard to find an apropiate book that’s not magic tree house EWWW!:)

    • joanne on January 13, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      I love this series you can’t end may be make a story where isgrace finally get powers and a new evil kid comes to town and you now made David SEE THE SHOP SO THERE STILL MORE TO WRTE AND MAYBE THEY ALL GET LITTLE POWERS just please end the series

    • joanne on January 31, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      I Think you should make a book from grace’s point of view and make them each get a little of grace’s power and now can do something special like amanda and leo can time- travel to any time just by tihk it and saying time to go and then time will stop , rory can change her power to anything she want every time she is nice and says time to change , tara can read people mind without them know and no matter how far away ,david can run though time if he goes at 120 mph and the time he says then is the time he travels too andwho is with him travels too and there an new kid who has dark magic name Quina and it would be called TRAVEL FOR MAGIC because they would have to go to her birthdays to make her nice

      • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:35 pm

        Love your imagination!!! You should write the book for me!! Just may take you up on your suggestion…

        • Shikha on May 2, 2014 at 10:46 pm

          Hi!!! I totally LOVE the last present! I love seeing all the group of friends together. I also like seeing Amanda and Leo’s relationship. It’s hilarious!Are you going to write another series with Grace having the vortex? I wish your series was never-ending. I really hope you write more books about Rory,Tara,Amanda, Leo, David, and there friends too. I always make up endings for your Willow Falls Series.Thank you for writing books that help me travel to another world!

    • Ally on July 14, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      please wrote more books about willow falls it is such a great series and I really don’t want it to end oh and every soul a star was such a good book it made me want to read books you inspire me

      • Haleigh Hook on January 6, 2015 at 8:22 pm

        I completely agree! I love this series so much and more would me amazing ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Martha Seaton on December 31, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      I loved all the books too! I really want graceful to come out because I love Amanda and Leo together.

    • Martha Seaton on December 31, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Hi wendy I LOVE all of the books in the series. I’m soooooooooo excited for Graceful go come out. I finished the last present in one day. I’m a really big fan. I don’t know if I can wait til April for Graceful. Thank you for doing the series. One of your biggest fans,

  9. Sarah on October 10, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Congrats! (Technically, I’m the one who bought it a week before it was in stores–remember me? ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s a big deal and you really deserve it, you did a more than exceptional job on the entire series! Two bestseller books!!!!! Yay!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ So glad for you, keep updating us on Space Taxi and any other books please!

    • Sarara on October 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      My name is Sarah to but I call myself Sarara because otherwise it would be confusing. You are so lucky to get the last present early and to receive so many comments from Mrs Mass. (Yes I am am a little jealous of you…but only a little bit.)

  10. Isa on October 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    What about Every Soul a Star? Post more often. Sorry if that sounds mean.

    Good writing,


    • Wendy Mass on October 11, 2013 at 9:11 am

      Hi Isa, sorry to say that i don’t think there will be an Every Soul a Star sequel any time soon, although i’d like to. If that changes, you’ll hear it here first!

      • Isa on October 11, 2013 at 8:35 pm

        I live in MA and wanted to know if you’d be signing books @ the Boston Book Festival or the NCTE Convention? I REALLY hope you are!!


      • Sarara on October 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm

        Hi Is a/Mrs mass There has to be a sequel to Every soul star there just has to be!!! ๐Ÿ™

      • Meera Patel on October 30, 2013 at 8:58 am

        Will you also tell me? I loved you’re book Every Soul a Star, and The Last Present, they were big hits.
        You rock

      • Riley on November 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm

        I feel totally stalkerish reading other peoples comments and all but NO NO NO write a Every soul a star sequel PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. I don’t even need it soon, I can wait two years. That’s my max but still… If you don’t I will write it for you… It’ll be awful but I’d write it for you. I just bought a copy of Every soul a star and am falling even more in love with Jack.

      • Alena on November 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm

        WHAT??? ur not doing a sequel to every soul a star?? but that’s the best book ever!!!! it was so amazing there needs to be another book!!!!! can u pretty pretty please write another book???? that book touched my soul and got me wishing the moon shadow campground exsisted so i could go there and see all the stars in the sky and it made me wish i could see an eclipse of my own. i wish u could write a sequel

      • Leah hale on May 19, 2014 at 7:43 pm

        Wendy, you are my favorite author and I just wanted to tell you how much I love your books!!
        Not only are your books really relate able, they also are really unpredictable, and I think those are great qualities to have in books. I would just like to thank you for making great books for kids to read.

  11. Isa on October 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Willow Falls offshoot!

  12. Kaitlyn on October 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Hi! I don’t know if Wendy Mass actually reads this, but I’ll just write it like she/you is reading this.
    I fell in love with your books when reading Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, and fell in love with space after reading Every Soul a Star. I so love your relatable characters who express a great uniqueness that I love! When I went to the library, and couldn’t find A Mango-Shaped Space on the shelf, I realized was because I was looking under W for Wendy because I feel like I know you! (Not to be creepy). Please excuse my many grammar errors. Thanks for your amazing books that make me feel like I can be in a fairytale, look all over for keys, and so much more! Please keep writing! =)

    • Wendy Mass on October 11, 2013 at 9:10 am

      That’s so funny about looking under “W”! I love that story! And don’t worry about grammar errors, I make them too–only i get to have an editor to fix them! (and thank goodness for spell-check! I spell the weirdest words wrong, like “tomorrow” i get wrong all the time for some reason! ;o)
      hugs to you!

      • Mathilde on October 11, 2013 at 1:10 pm

        I always spell “tomorrow” wrong too! I put in 2 m’s and only one r. Tommorow!

      • Aarohi on December 6, 2013 at 9:25 pm

        You’re funny author.

        • Aarohi on December 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

          I mean a funny author. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Sara on January 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm

        Hi I just finished this book and I loved it soooooo much!! I even marked the part at the beach with Amanda and Leo. I loved it so much!!! PLEASEEEEEEE write more books about willow falls it’s my all time favorite book series please!!!!!!

        • Kristie on February 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm

          i marked that page too

  13. Kt on October 10, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I am reading The Last Present right now and I absolutely love! 13 Gifts is my favorite but The Last Present might be my new one!

    • Tessa on November 24, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      Same!!!! The Last Present is now my favorite, but mine used to be 11 Birthdays or 13 Girfts! You should read her other books too (if you havn’t all ready). They are all AMAZING!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Alyson on October 10, 2013 at 9:17 pm


    WE DID IT!!!

    Congratulations, Wendy Mass! You totally deserve it! Your books are the best, and this was by far my favorite Willow Falls book! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Aubrey on October 10, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Wow! I haven’t read it yet (I have a hold on it at the library) but this must mean it’s amazing! Well, of course it is. All your books are amazing!!

  16. Maddy on October 10, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I’m sure EVERYONE WOULD LOVE one last book in the Willow Falls series!!!!!! It’s my favourite series of all time, and when I finally got The Last Present, I spent 2 days reading it non stop, and when I finished I read it again! The book was everything I expected and more, which is why I was so sad when it ended ๐Ÿ™ . I was reading through the comments on the last blog, and I have to say I agree 100% with Addy. Like she said, when I finish a great book I kind of just sit there staring at it, thinking about everything. (She explained that WAY better then me)
    Well, congratulations on The Last Present being #13 (like 13 Gifts! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) on the New York Times Bestseller list! Please consider at least one last book on the Willow Falls series!
    (By the way, the spine on the book is sort of the same pattern as the table on the front cover)
    I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED The Last Present, and keep writing!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Marita on October 11, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Yay! That’s so great! Now why isn’t it #1? You so deserve it! Thank-you SO much for this series!

  18. Parker on October 11, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Hi Wendy,
    I’m so happy that you have the last Present on the Bestseller list! You deserve it 100% I was looking a little closer at the list, and I was super happy to see not one, not two, but THREE of my favorite authors up there. (You, of COURSE, being my favorite) I also saw Out of my Mind (Sharon M. Draper) and Insurgent/Divergent (Veronica Roth). Keep writing, because it’s really only a matter of time before the rest of the world catches up to your amazingness and puts ALL of your books up there.

  19. Sophie on October 11, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Congratulations Wendy! The last present was a really good book. I really think you should consider writing more books about Grace. All the books you write are awesome, especially the Willow Falls series. Please consider writing more Willow falls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. 1110cg on October 11, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    I just got my copy in the mail! It is my favorite series of yours! Please write more ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Megan on October 12, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Please, PLEASE write another book to the Willow Falls series. They change lives, i swear. And For your twice upon a time series, are you thinking of doing a little mermaid one? That is my favorite fairy tail (Pun intended…tail, like mermaid tale? no? o.k.) because i played her in a musical, the happiest moment of my life ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank’s Wendy, Keep writing!!!!! -Megan

  22. Abbey on October 12, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I literally just finished reading “the last present”. It was so good! I especially enjoyed “13 gifts” because my birthday is July 13th. I am a huge fan of your writing. I loved every soul a star, the twice upon a time series, and just about every book you’ve written. I’m 11 years old, and I started reading your books when I was 7. I’ve read all of your books at least 4 times each. You are my all time favorite author and I would love to meet you sometime. Please respond to this!

  23. EZ forever on October 12, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I just bought The Last Present! I didn’t know it had already came out and actually screamed in joy when I saw it on the shelves of the bookstore I go to! Now I’m going to find a comfortable place and finish reading this positively amazing book. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Katie on October 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I absolutely love your books,you firt hooked me with jeremey fink and the meaning of life it was so good that all the time I find my self thinking about what would happen if what I just did had happened differently, after reading that I read the candymakers which I had tried to read before but had to turn back itno the library,so I bought the book and couldnt put it down then cam every soul a Star which really touched me with all the emotions you worked in then I remembered I had a book by you I had bought a long time ago by mistake (a now happy accident) It was 13 gifts,halfway through the book I realized it was a 3rd book in a series (!!!!) I finished it then went to my public library and borrowed 11 birthdays,I showed it to my friend and realized I remembered her telling me how it ended a few months ago(!!!) Though happily I wasnt really listening bcuz there happemed to be a little girl screaming at the time (I was at a public park then) once I was reading it during the end of class and got so obsorbed in it that I didnt realize that she had dismissed the class!!!! I even went found myself vacuuming while reading! After that I hunted down Finally,it was hard! My school library and public library didnt have it, by the time I got it I realized it was worth the wait. After finishing I reread 13 gifts to touch up on my forgotten details, after that I went to barnes and noble overjoyed to see The Last Present under the “new books” section,it took abot 10 minitues of begging but my softy librarian dad finally agreed to buying it for me. I finished it a few hours ago and am still in awe about it all I was just in tears when the secrets started revealing themselves. Arw you going to write another about grace and her struggles to balance out being an average girl and being…magical like Angelina went throuh or just about her life in general I know you said you wernt going to but I am sure that your fans would LOVE for you to write about grace more. PLEASE all your fans would LOVE IT…(I think I am repeating myself…)
    if you read this sorry about it being long winded but I just love you so much, please reply if you are actually reading this,
    Question:Which one did you have the most fun in writing in the willow falls series?
    -Katie,12 yrs (almost 13)

  25. Katie on October 13, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Hey katie again I realized I forgot an important thing,after reading jeremy fink and he meaning of life I developed a sliht obsessiom with keys (preferably old) and now have a collestion of over 150 each unique and special to me each reminding me of jeremey and lizzy
    -katie 12, almost 13

  26. Liz on October 13, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Hi! Congratulations on The Last Present being a best seller!! Please write an offshoot of the Willow Falls series!!! It would be cool if it could be from point of view of Jake Harrison or a young version of Angelina! I just wanted to say that I LOVE your books and think that you are very talented! Also, The Last Present perfectly wrapped up the Willow Falls series!!! There were certain points in the book where I started spazzing out because I was so excited about something happening in the story! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see what amazing book you write next!!

  27. Julia on October 13, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Congradulations! I pre-ordered the book a long time ago and it was supposed to come in September, but it still hasn’t yet :(.

  28. MorningTime4 on October 14, 2013 at 1:59 am

    I haven’t read The Last Present yet but congrats! I really seriousy need to get it (oh dear library, why do you make me grow anxious by the day? Waiting is the worst thing that you can make kids, tweens and teens do). I’m re-reading A Mango Shaped Space and honestly II just fell in love with the book entirely again! Seriously, whenever I go read one of your books it always feels like I’m greeting them and going with them. on their fun adventures. Probably the reason why you’re one of my inspirations in writing! I am going to miss Willow Falls once the series is done (a part of me is like, “Don’t leave!” :'( ) If there was a spin-off series that would literally be awesome! I’d love to see Amanda. And Leo. And Rory. And Tara. And Grace. And Daxid. And Angelina. And– okay, now I’m starting to get a little carried away here. Can’t help fangirling. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy writing!

    xoxo Morning

    P.S. Sarara said something about a sequel to A Mango Shaped Space; I know it’s a stand alone book but it would be amazing if there was a sequel. xD

  29. Bentley Rae on October 14, 2013 at 11:38 am

    a offshoot would be amazing! the willow falls series are the books that inspired me to start reading.. (that would be 11 birthdays!) I can’t believe this wonderful series is already coming to a close….i’m already 15 and it seems like just yesterday I was picking up 11 birthdays at the age of 10! hope you do a offshoot, I think it will make a lot of people happy including me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Katie on October 14, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I was up until 1:30 reading the last present! I also did that for The Candymakers, II birthdays, Finally and 13 gifts. Your books are sooo good and you are the only author that makes me stay up soo late to read. I have read all of your books and can’t wait for more to come out.

  31. Katie on October 14, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I was up until 1:30 reading the last present! I also did that for The Candymakers, II birthdays, Finally and 13 gifts. Your books are sooo good and you are the only author that makes me stay up soo late to read. I have read all of your books and can’t wait for more to come out!

  32. Winnie-The-Pooh on October 14, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Omygoodness, this is amazing! When I heard about The last present, My Best friend and I split the cost, like Bitsy and Mabel (those are the names right?) from Jeremy Fink. We each read it in one night and loved it to death. I find it funny that it was # 13 because the characters are 13 and such. I REALLY REALLY REALLY hope you write an offshoot. I think it would be amazing and you can tell whoever makes the decision about whether or not you get to publish it that at least 2 girls will buy a copy and make all their friends buy it to. Sorry if I sound obsessed, I just love your books so much, they’ve been such a blessing in my life. God Bless You Wendy Mass!

  33. Sarara on October 14, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Anyone who hasn’t read it yet read it now it is the best book EVER!!! Thank you for being who you are Mrs Mass you are truly amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Hannah on October 16, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Probably going to order Pi in the sky from Walmart, but I can’t wait to read and see if my suggestion made it in there! (Something about Sawyer and is awkwardness if I remember right.)

  35. Amanda on October 17, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,

    Your novel Every Soul a Star was a brilliant mix of wonder and creativity. The entire book made me feel like I was living the lives of Ally, Bree, and Jack, even though I knew what was going to happen a split second before it did. Just the same when the astonishing events did occur I felt that it was the first that i had ever known or heard about them. Overall your book was excellent and an anticipating read.

    One thing that troubled me about our book was the Stelaโ€™s son. Though he was very entertaining and humorous, I thought that his role was insignificant and could have been replaced. I would like to know your thought process when you brainstormed him and how he impacted the story. Another suggestion that I have is about the word eclipse. I understand that you wanted to emphasize the fact that the eclipse was an important event, but I felt that after a while the word was getting too repetitive and I was getting tired of reading it. Overall, I did not have many questions or comments about the book because, as i already mentioned, you are a great writer and your book was very well written!

    Throughout the book I felt that the characters that I most connected with were Jack and Ally. I connected with Jack because I like to try new things and make the most of bad situations. In your novel, Jack has a chance to go to the Moon Shadow campground. He takes it and in the end it was one of the best decisions that he could have made. Also, I connected with Ally because sometimes I have a hard time accepting the facts. When Ally had to move, she refused to think of what was going to happen to her and decided not to ignore it. With the assistance of Bree and Jack, she learned to accept the fact that she was moving and look forward to it. What I learned from Ally is friends can help you get through hard times and admit the road ahead.

    In complete, Every Soul a Star is an excellent novel. I made connections with the characters, felt like i was living in the book, and dug deeper to think about what I would have done differently. This was a great book and I will continue to read more and more of your books. Hopefully, they will all be as good as this one was.

    Yours Truly,


    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Amanda thank you for the beautifully written and thoughtful letter! Wishing a magical new school year.

  36. Hope on October 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Congrats!!! I read The Last Present and it was awesome! I thought I had it figured out, but then the ending totally surprised me. That’s one thing I really like about your books, the ending always turns out differently than I predicted. I’d love a sequel to Every Soul A Star, that would be awesome. I’m sure whatever you write next will be great. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Alison on October 17, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Hi, Wendy! I LOOOVEEE the willow falls series! You’re my favorite author EVER! I’m so excited for the last present, still waiting to read it though! Dx Your my rolemodel, my inspiration, and favorite author roled up into one. I really hope you make a willow falls spin-off series, I would DEFINITLEY read it! I can’t wait! Talk to you later Wendy! Byeee!

    One of your biggest fans EVER,


  38. cookiemonster_11 on October 17, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I’m reading that book now! I love how you can see so many of the characters from pervious books in this sequel. I’m so excited to finish it!

  39. cookiemonster_11 on October 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I couldn’t help but notice that all of Wendy Mass’ books aren’t showing the eyes of the characters. Even in the sleeping beauty book “The One Who Took a Really Long Nap” she is wearing a sleeping mask. Maybe the publisher is showing something that this book will be extraordinarily special.

  40. cookiemonster_11 on October 17, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Congratulations on your bestseller book! It deserves to be on the list! It’s so good and I haven’t even finished it yet! I couldn’t believe it that there was a new Willow Falls book! I love that series, but didn’t remember that Ms. Mass mentioned that when she visited our school a few months before the end of the year last year.
    I just want to say:
    Wendy Mass I really admire who you are as a writer and a person. I enjoy having a role model to look up too that also enjoys writing!

  41. Cathy on October 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    My sweet daughter LOVES your books and so do I!! Thank you for writing fun books for both tweens & their moms! We bought The Last Present the first day it was available on the Nook and have read the entire Willow Falls series. What a great series! Congrats on the best sellar list- well deserved!

    • Wendy Mass on October 18, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      I love hearing from moms!! So glad you guys enjoyed it!!

  42. CEA on October 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    You are brilliant! You make me feel like I’m living in a story. Your characters are so lovable and sweet and I feel totally relatable to them. Maybe I should have said related…hmmm….. I want to be an author when I grow up and I hope to be as strong with my writing as you are. Congrats on the best seller list, you totally deserved it on this one!

    Ps. I could not stp reading The Last Present!

  43. Ali on October 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Hi! I absolutely LOVE all your books!! I can’t wait to read The Last Present!!! I am obsessed with Willow Falls, and you have inspired me some much! I have tried (and failed) to write many novels because of you, but only end up with short stories. any tips on how to make it longer? Oh, and PLEASE make another Willow Falls book!!! I almost died when i thought 13 Gifts was the last book!!!

  44. Carli on October 24, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I read it the second day it came out. I LOVED IT. it was a great way to sum up the incidents that lead up to the book. I fell in love with 11 birthdays the first time i read it back in 5th grade. I love how I can relate to Rory’s wishing to grow up, and thirteen gifts kept me guessing until the end, and the last present was what I expected and WAY more, that’s why I was sad to finish the series .I really love your books. The Willow Falls Series is my favorite series of all time. Maybe you could write a new series about Grace and her training with Angelina. Congrats Wendy Mass and keep writing ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Joy on October 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I love your books Mrs. Mass ! I first read The Candymakers when I got it for my birthday and I loved it so I read more and I was hooked! Thanks for writing these. I cant wait to read the fourth Willow Falls book!!!!

  46. Megan on October 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Congratulations on making the top thirteen! I am sad that the series is ending, however. An offshoot would surely have a reception just as enthusiastic as The Last Present had, so think on it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ As I’ve been reading the Willow Falls series since I was eleven (my age matched the characters’ until the last book), I must commend your skill; you brought Willow Falls and its characters to life so perfectly that it felt as though the town was real. Putting down The Last Present felt as though I were saying a bittersweet goodbye to some old friends. No doubt I’ll be reading it again, though! As an aspiring author, I’m sure to pick up a few things from your writing.
    Many thanks for the adventures,
    P.S. Imagine my surprise when I learned that Angelina and Grace share my birthday! It really brought the connection to a personal level, even if it did mean I stopped wishing I’d been born in Willow Falls! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  47. Selena on October 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    WOW cant believe it. love the book favorite book. my favorite series ever!

  48. Victoria on October 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I absolutely loved this book! I really like a lot of books, but without a doubt the Willow Falls series are my favorite books in the world! I loved how you included all of the characters in the action of it all. I have a hard time putting down a good book, but I can never tear myself away from these books, even after reading then several times. I have signed copies of the first three books, and I can’t wait to have my own copy of this one, too! I am really glad that you wrote these four books, they always brighten up my day. I really like how you wrote the last book in Amanda’s point of view. I think that it really tied everything together. I also really loved the scenes when Amanda and Leo had some, shall we say, “special” moments (especially the ocean & beach scene). I don’t usually like that sort of stuff, but those were some of my favorite parts of the book. Oh who am I kidding, the entire book is my favorite part! Have I mentioned that these are my favorite books! Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of other really great books, but these will always have a very special place on my bookshelf (and in my heart)! I hope this doesn’t sound crazy, it’s just that I really love these books. You have done an amazing job, and personally I think that this book should be number one on the list! Keep up the great work!

  49. laure on October 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    You should continue wrighting the willow falls series its amazing to see people my exact age having fun with there friends (some now boyfriends/girlfriends) its an amazing series

  50. Linden on October 28, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I LOVE your books and I have read all of the Willow Fall series in which I thoroughly enjoyed every copy cover to cover at least twice (sometimes even more:-) I think it would be awesome if they came out in movies and I would definitely come see it in theaters. I am so happy for you to get it #13 on the best selling list…what a big accomplishment! Do you think there will be a movie? And do you know what the expected date for the Candymaker’s movie to come out? Thank you so much for writing such amazing literature for young girls/boys to read!

  51. Camille on October 31, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I’ve read it a million times now! I LOVE it! I want it made into a movie! I wanted it to go on forever and ever!

    Wendy Mass #1 Fan
    Camille A. Weston

  52. Lemma on November 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I’m really upset that I wanna cry because these are the only books I get really excited about reading. I really want another birthday book because 11 birthdays has been my favorite since I was in fifth grade( 2 years ) but I realized when I saw it and it said “The LAST Present” I knew this was the last. I really hope you can think of more ideas for willow falls books because I love them all! Especially Amanda, Leo, and Ray. You are the best writer and I don’t care when I get too old to read these books! If you make another, which I’m really, really, really hoping for, I’m gonna read it. Keep being the best author ever!โค

  53. Sarah (a kid) on November 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    More I love this make more make more please please pleeeeeaaaaase!!!!

  54. Amber on November 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Please write another willow falls book!!!!!!!!! I love the series so much!!!!!! I would read 20 more willow falls books they are so good!!!

  55. RM1(SS) (ret) on November 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Finished reading it yesterday – a very interesting conclusion to the series, and not at all what I was expecting. Add me to the list of those wanting more Willow Falls stories!! (Movies of all four books sound good, too, but I shudder to think what Hollywood would do to them….)

  56. Jenna on November 9, 2013 at 9:12 am

    PLEASE make a new book for the Willow Falls series….I fell in love with it and read all of the books in 2 weeks! I LOVE this series! Please make a new one!!!!

  57. Kelley on November 9, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Hi!!!!!!! I loved the book the Last Present! I finished it in 2 nights and thats amazing for me. I am 9 years old and I read the willow falls series and Mango Shaped Space. I am planning on reading the rest. The Last Present is the best book I have ever read in my whole entire life!!!! Thank you SOOOOOO much!!!!!!! I think you should make another series like willow falls I really enjoyed it.

  58. Lydia on November 9, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Hey Wendy!
    I finished The Last Present! Best Willow Falls Book EVER! Its SO good, but SO sad! I never, ever, ever, thought of Angelina that way! And Grace….. just WOW! I really love how you ended the series, how you told us the secrets. I really wish that the series could continue, but I understand why it can’t. Each of the books involved Angelina and her powers, and it can’t really be about that anymore, (I won’t say why because I don’t want to spoil it) so I really DO NOT know what the next book would be about! I guess it could be about Grace, but it wouldn’t be right without Angelina. But could you right a new series, a follow up series, that still has Leo and Rory and everyone, but when they’re all a little older, and Grace sort of takes the place of Angelina? I would really like it if you could!
    Thanks, The #1 Willow Falls AND Wendy Mass Fan, Lydia

  59. Rechelle on November 11, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Congrats! I loved the book! It was real good. The Willow Falls series is the best series i’ve ever read. Could you make a movie for the series?

  60. Alice on November 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I just finished it a couple days ago… and
    OMG!!! I LOVED IT! I kinda knew Amanda and Leo would come to that, but I didn’t know it would be this soon… ๐Ÿ™‚ And the truth about Angelina was mysterious too, I thought it would stay secretive like forever! So much of my questions were answered in this book, thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

  61. Abigail on November 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I just finished reading The Last Present. I love how much thought and feeling you put into your writing and I love all of your books. I hope you do think of writing a sequal to Every Soul a Star.

  62. Casey on November 16, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Dear Wendy,
    I absolutely adore your books, I finished the Willow Falls series a was sad it was over! Luckily I found the twice upon a time series, I love princess Rose! You create such likable characters. I suggest you make more twice upon a time books. Oh and if you can turn all your books into movies

  63. U on November 16, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Hi ๐Ÿ™‚
    I just finished reading The Last Present, and i must say, I loved it! I’m probably not your typical audience, (being 18) but for some reason, I always enjoy things that are not really for my age. Like cartoons.. yup. cartoons are the only thing i watch on TV. Speaking of cartoons, I had one question, Ms. Mass.. While i read the last book, i couldn’t help but notice the subtle references to a specific cartoon I absolutely love. The part about Grace being in a “catatonic” state, and “we’ll laugh about this some day” and the part about the smile of the “Cheshire cat”. I feel weird even suggesting this.. but did you get these ideas all from the same place? A specific DC cartoon that I’m not going to mention because its highly possible that you have no clue what I’m even talking about and my whole saying this is pointless? I like to think that its just a coincidence, but after reading all the books in such a great series, I’m not sure i believe in coincidences anymore ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Other than this, I did want to say, you should definitely write a sequel.. I love your stories, and ill probably be reading them no matter how old i get!
    If you do answer my question, thanks in advance! If not, I’m just happy to know that I can actually tell you how much i enjoyed reading all your books. Thanks again.

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 3:57 pm

      Lol about coincidences!! I know it’s been forever since you wrote but I just wanted to reach out and thank you for everything, I always read my childhood books after I was a child as well! While I’m not quite sure which DC cartoon you meant here I’m pretty sure it wasn’t based on anything else but if you do see this, feel free to let me know what you meant. Big hug to you for being you!!! – Wendy

  64. Emily on November 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    When i finished the last present i cryed because i knew it would be the last book in willow falls. But wendy cant stoping making the willow falls books. They are so amazing! plz dont stop making the books!!!! leo, amanda, rory, Tara, david, and grace are stuck in my mind and they will not come out untill there is another book in the willow fall series!

    I am sorry wendy for being so rude like that but i need another book!

  65. Margaret Nevala on November 17, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I lllllllllllllllllooooooooovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeddddd this book!!!!!!!!! I also loved the other books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I loved this book so much I gave it to my mom to read!!!!!!!!! I am a BIG fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Maryam on November 22, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    It deserves to be first! ๐Ÿ˜€ It was amazing! Both my best friend and I loved it. That book is now my absolute favorite. ๐Ÿ˜€

  67. Haley Michelle on November 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Dear Mrs. Mass;

    In 2009, an eleven year old girl walked into a bookstore hoping to purchase the fourth book in the Septimus Heap series. When she walked out of the book store twenty minutes later, it wasnโ€™t Queste that she had cradled to her chest. It was a book by an author sheโ€™d never heard of, but she already knew she was going to love it.

    The book was 11 Birthdays, and the author was you.

    That evening, the girl stayed up until three oโ€™clock in the morning to finish 11 Birthdays, and when it was over, she rearranged all of the books on her bookshelf, fitting 11 Birthdays into the most accessible place. When she woke up the next morning, she pulled it back off of the shelf and began reading it again.

    Over the next year, she read the book exactly eleven times. And when she walked into her local library one hot summer day in 2010, the only book she picks off the shelves is Finally. Sheโ€™d waited a long time for this. She knew it was going to be just as good.

    That day, as she sat in the car while her mother went about her errands, she squealed not-so-quietly as her favorite characters from 11 Birthdays made appearances, and when she finished the book before dinner that evening, she picked 11 Birthdays back off of her shelf and began reading again.

    In 2011, she turned thirteen, but still jumped up and down excitedly when she purchased a copy of Finally, and swore sheโ€™d keep it in better condition than her copy of 11 Birthdays, which was, by then, falling apart from being read so many times.

    For Christmas in 2011, she received 13 Gifts, and stayed up late into the night reading it. When she woke the next morning, she cradled the first two books and the Kindle the third was on, and she waited. She waited for two years.

    In November of 2013โ€”yesterday, in factโ€”the girlโ€™s mother brought The Last Present and The House of Hades home for her from the library. The girl had been waiting for The House of Hades for a long, long time, but just like that first day in the book store four years ago, she chose the Willow Falls series over anything else. She laid aside NaNoWriMo, and she prepared herself.

    Before reading it, she concluded that, at fourteen years old, the end of the Willow Falls series was also the end of her childhood. She pulled her worn-out copies of 11 Birthdays and Finally, and powered up her Kindle, so that she had all three books surrounding her as she began the process of reading the fourth.

    ‘This isnโ€™t really the end,’ the girl thought to herself. ‘I can always reread them.’

    Nevertheless, when she finished The Last Present seven hours later, she cried. She probably sent a billion texts to her best friends, raving about how her childhood was finally over, but she was happy about it. Because everything had worked itself out in a way that she could never have imagined. Because Leo and Amanda had finally gotten together, because the book was from Amandaโ€™s point of view again, because there was time travel, because Angelina Dโ€™Angelo got her happy ending.

    But, mostly, because The Last Present began in the same place 11 Birthdays had. Willow Falls Birthing Center.

    This morning, when the girl woke up, she cradled the book in her lap, and smiled ruefully. Sheโ€™d grown up with these characters, and maybe their story was officially over, but in a wibbly-wobbly way, it really wasnโ€™t over at all.

    Because the girl could always read the books againโ€”and she knew she would, in the near future.

    The girlโ€™s name is Haley, and that girl is me.

    Today, I stand having followed these characters through the toughest time of my lifeโ€”middle school. Three months ago, I began high school knowing that there would be no fifth book that featured another girl finding herself with a magical twist. But I knew Iโ€™d always be able to reread these books, and your other ones.

    Three years ago, I read A Mango-Shaped Space, and I cried over a book for only the second time in my life (the first time was Pictures of Hollis Woods, which is completely understandable). When I read Every Soul a Star and Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life three years ago, I was reminded that even though life doesnโ€™t really have magic like in the Willow Falls series, there is everyday magic.

    So, at fourteen years old, Iโ€™m coming to the close of the first semester of my freshman year of high school, and I know there wonโ€™t be another book in the Willow Falls series. But I also know that there are still other books by you, Mrs. Mass, that I havenโ€™t read yet, and I always have the power to reread the ones by you that I already have.

    Iโ€™m turning fifteen in three weeks. And thatโ€™s relevant to this comment because I find it absolutely astounding that youโ€™ve figured out a way to completely enrapture the attention of teenagers, as well as the age range the books are actually geared towards.

    Iโ€™m not the same little girl who walked into that one bookstore so many years ago and, on a whim, bought a book about a girl whose birthday repeats itself just because the storyline sounded fantastic. But I think that, emotionally and mentally, your stories will always be ingrained in my life. Theyโ€™ve helped me through some of my hardest days, just by being there and presentingโ€”especially in A Mango-Shaped Space, The Candymakers, and Every Soul a Starโ€”real emotions that I have always been able to relate to.

    This wasnโ€™t supposed to be this long, honestly. And I wonโ€™t keep you any longer.

    Thank you for writing 11 Birthdays, Mrs. Mass. Itโ€™s changed my life.

    The girl who fell in love with words because of you.
    ~Haley Michelle

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Your last sentence has to be on my list of all time faves! Thank you!

  68. Tessa on November 24, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    You are my all-time favorite author! I am a 6th grader so it’s super fun to relate to the Willow Falls characters. (My friend’s name is Tara and she’s the tallest girl in the grade! She also was the girl who got me so into you, coincidence? Not in Willow falls.) I love how you make the series realistic fiction but you twist the plot so well that only after you finish reading, did i realize it was fantasy! They plot was so creative and ingenious. I have read 9 of your books and loved every single one of them.
    Thank you for writing so many great stories. Thank you for inspiring me to want to be an author! Thank you for being truly amazing!
    Keep writing,

  69. Emi on November 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    You are my favorite author! I wish the Willow Falls Series would go on forever! I actually feel as if I know all of the characters, especially Amanda and Leo. And everyone else ๐Ÿ˜› Willow Falls seems like it would be such an amazing place to live! I also like all of your other books, especially The Candymakers, which I got last month for my 12th birthday. I really hope that all of your books are made into movies; I’d watch them all in the theater, and buy them so I could watch them over and over and over and over…
    P.S. and over and over and over ๐Ÿ˜‰

  70. Abby on November 25, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I Loved The Last Present! I love all the Willow Falls series! I am sad that it is ending though. But there could totally be more! You are an awesome writer!

  71. Hannah Schmidt on November 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    OMG, i love this book SO much. i just finished reading it too and it is by far my favorite in the willow falls series. 11 birthdays is my second favorite it is probably because i just LOVE Leo and Amanda such cute characters and they are so sweet together!
    PLEASE don’t end the willow falls series PLEASE!, i am begging you they are my favorite thing in the world!

    • Lauren on December 8, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      I Love all of the Willow Falls books!! I really hope you don’t end these books either!!

  72. Kt on November 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,
    I would love it if you made more books from this series. I have read every single one of your books and this is, by far, my favorite series. I read them in nonstop for a few days when I first get them. Also, please make a movie out of this series. It think it would be a big hit. My friends and I are your #1 fans!

  73. Camila on November 26, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Wendy you are an AWESOME author i am 11 years old and i cant wait untill your next book. I am your number one fact , i also live in northwest new jersey !!! If you will be signing books anytime soon? That would be great.

  74. Macy on November 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass, I’ve just got to say that I’m your biggest fan. I just finished reading the Last Present like 2 seconds ago!!! Will there be another book in the Willow Falls series? I just love the books, you are my favorite author ever!!!

  75. Ashley on November 27, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Hi! So I am in LOVE with the willow falls series, and so is the rest of my family. When my brother and I were young, my dad would always read us a book before bed. As we got older, our schedules got busier and we stopped reading at night together. When we found out about 11 birthdays, we managed to find time to read it together, and now we make time to read together whenever a new willow falls book comes out. I love spending time reading and cuddling in bed together and your books are the only ones we read! We would LOVE LOVE LOVE it if you kept going on with the series. I’m dying to know what happens to Angelina and grace.
    And CONGRATS on the ny times!!!


    • Wendy Mass on November 27, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      Hi Ashley! I’m honored to have been a recurring part of your nightly reading routine! That’s really awesome. Thank you for sharing that with me! I might write some short Grace stories, and of course I’ll let you know on the blog, but I’m not sure when that would be. I tried to stuff a lot into the Last Present since I really planned that to be the last one…
      Please give yourself and your whole family a big Thanksgiving hug for me and I hope you’ll keep reading together.

  76. Jennifer on November 27, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    My daughter has never read a book at home….with this series of books she turned the tv off and couldn’t put your books down. She read them in record time.

    Will there be another book in this series? My daughter also would like to know if there are any plans for a movie of this book series?

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!

    • Wendy Mass on November 27, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      I’m so glad your daughter enjoyed them! Turning off the TV, that’s big stuff! (in my house it would be putting down their kindle fires, which they are not actually READING on ;o). The Last Present is supposed to wrap up the series. I might do some short ebook stories, but honestly I’m not sure yet. Maybe she’d like some of my others, though. And so far the rights to the books are up for grabs, movie-wise. Thanks so much for writing me and hugs to both of you! :O)

      • Katei on December 2, 2013 at 6:06 pm

        Please make another book in this series!

  77. Alex on November 27, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Hi there Wendy, my name is Alexandra and I just finished reading The Last Present and saw you had a web site and immediately wanted to write you. I LOVED the last present and thought it was the best in the series. I didn’t put it down for two days, and now that I have finished it, I am so sad to hear it is the last of the series.
    I have always been a fan of yours ever since my vacation I took 2 years ago with my family where I first read one of your books 11 birthdays, and for the whole trip I read it and took it with me wherever I went. Now I have read almost all of your books and love every single one. I have always been a slow reader and very picky about books, but then after reading your work, I read anything you write. Honestly I have never finished a whole series before, until the Willow Falls series!
    You are my inspiration to not be afraid to put your ideas out there and if one person doesn’t like it, it doesn’t matter. Whenever I am in class I just put on a smile and pretend to be you. So thank for being you Mrs. Mass and I can’t wait for your future books and sequels to come out. ๐Ÿ™‚
    sincerely, Alexandra
    P.S. Sorry to talk so much, I just can’t believe I am talking to you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and congrats on the best seller, you definitely deserve it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. Cede on November 28, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Oh yes write more!!!!!! Write them forever!!!! They are the best books I have ever read ever (well all of your books are amazing but the willow falls ones are the best <3) I have read all of your junior fiction books (I'm waiting until I'm older to read the teen ones) and have noticed some patterns in your books it feels like I know you!!!!! I really don't care what books you write as long as you write some more!!!!! (Keep in mind that everyone wants some more action in willow falls)
    You are awesome:)

    • Wendy Mass on December 16, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Hi Cece, you’re very funny!! I promise I’ll keep in mind that you want another book. Watch for some news in the next few weeks. :o)
      Happy holidays!!

  79. Supriya on December 1, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Hi! I guess it’s a little late to comment, but I just want to say that I loved The Last Present. I wasn’t sure whether I should buy it or not, because I don’t usually buy hardcover books; but I knew I hadn’t made a mistake in purchasing this one. The colors were amazing – lots of applause to whoever designed the colors on the cover. And that’s only the first amazing thing about this book. ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved the little inside jokes, like when Rory mentions that she had too much coffee once. That made me laugh. I waited 2 years for this book, and was most definitely not disappointed! It deserves to be a bestseller.
    One question – is the bunny THE BUNNY? (that is, was Kyle R. secretly Connor’s bunny? Or one of her kittens?)

    • Wendy Mass on December 6, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      Hey there! Love that you caught the bunny thing! I tried to time it right so he’d (she’d) be Kyle, but i think it turned out better as one of its babies. I’m so glad you took the plunge and got the book and enjoyed it. xo

  80. Hannah Schmidt on December 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    OMG, it would be amazing if they made movies for this series! please please please!

  81. piper on December 1, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    my favorite book is 11 birthdays, then 13 gifts, then 12 finally, than the last present, but they were all amazing!
    you should so make a second series.
    you could make it about life for Amanda, Leo, Rory, Tara, & David (and maybe Jake too) after everything. maybe they could all get stuck in time like in 11 birthdays or something.
    but PLEASE writ another book!
    I normally don’t like “girly” books like this but your books were really good and your a really great author.
    I know your probably not gonna read this but still…
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE write another book.
    i’m kind of running out of good books.

    thanks for writing in the first place.

    P.S. please write another series
    P.P.S. if you do make another series (or book) you shouldn’t make it about grace you should make it about Amanda, Leo, Rory, Tara, & David (and maybe Jake to)

    • Aaron on December 12, 2013 at 12:14 am

      Lol I’m a guy to and I’ve read the series on my kindle like 2 or 3 times in a row lol

      • Aaron on December 12, 2013 at 12:17 am

        There should be a new book about everyone from willow falls but in like 20 years in the future

      • Wendy Mass on December 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm

        Awesome!! Love to hear that! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Aaron on December 16, 2013 at 10:57 pm

          I would also like for there to be movies in the willow falls series!!

  82. Emily on December 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    When you say short storys of grace what do you mean exactly?

    • Wendy Mass on December 6, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      I may have some news on that in a few weeks…stay tuned.

  83. Grace on December 6, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Hi Wendy , I loved the willow falls series !! I could totally relate to the characters. I. Agree with maddie I think that you should make another book in the willow falls series. Please consider a fifth book in you willow falls series I would love to figure out how grace likes having those abilities and would love to hear if David finds out about Angelina’s abilities.

    Your biggest fan , grace. โœŒ๏ธ

  84. Ramla .A. Awsome on December 7, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I’m probably your latest writer, but i have to say I LOVE THE WILLOW FALLS SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’ve been trying to get a hold of the last present but there are just to many people who want it on hold. Also
    ‘Do you do school visits? I’d Love to meet you one day. I swear i haven’t turned on the TV in a week because i’m to busy reading your books. Also ‘Can you put your books online?’ because everyone is taking them out. Last but not least I LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL YOUR BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( I SAID THAT)


  85. Emily on December 7, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Hey Wendy,
    Where can we look for grace updates? Iam checking this blog EVERY DAY! I sit on the edge of my seat in school, waiting to get home and check. The suspence is killing me!!!! Can you let us wendy lovers know ASAP?

    Thanks For Your Time

    P.s. sorry If i used improper grammer or spelling ( i have reading problems. If i want to read a book i have to listen to it on audio book

    • Wendy Mass on December 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Hi Emily! Can’t have you running to check every day! I’ve been waiting till I have something really solid to report, but I can tell you you haven’t seen the last of Grace. I promise I’ll blog about the details when I have them, probably after the holidays. I love listening to audiobooks too! Big hugs to you!

  86. Lisa on December 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    My daughter LOVES this series so much she read 11 birthdays at school a while back and then about 2 months ago i found her the sequels. she has not watched barley any TV since i got them for her (and you know how a mom feels when your child decides to read rather than watch TV!) she would like to know if you are going to make movies about this series and she would also like to ask you to PLEASE write more books in this series!


    • Wendy Mass on December 16, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Hi LIsa! Yes, I can relate to being happy for something to beat out TV! I’m glad she enjoys them! As of now the movie rights are up for grabs. I’ll let you know if that changes, and also if there are going to be any more books. :o)
      Happy holidays to you both!

  87. Caroline on December 11, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    It took me three or four days to read this book, but that’s only because I had other stuff going on. I loved it soooooo much. I got it on the day it came out, and all my friends were like,” What? Where did you buy it? Can I read it? It came out already?” And I was like, “What do you mean ALREADY?” I’ve been so bored waiting for it to come out!”

  88. Wendy Masses #1 Fan on December 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    OH MY GOSH!!! I would be so happy if Wendy answers my question at the end. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!!!! Right now I’m reading Finally and 13 Gifts before I read The Last Present. The first book I read that you wrote was 11 Birthdays. I loved it and decided that you are my favorite author!! I’ve also read The Candymakers, A Mango-Shaped Space(which by the way, congrats on the award) and Leap Day!!! Loved A Mango-Shaped Space!!!! So sad and my favorite book!!!
    Anyway, when I’m older, I want to be an author just like you!! Can you give some tips for my success??
    Tons of love,

    • Wendy Mass on December 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      So glad you like the books, Tatiana! Tips–I wish I had some magic formula (trust me, I’d use it myself!) and every writer has a different way they create stories. The tips you’ll hear a lot are: if you want to write, you have to READ. Everything! And then put your butt in the chair and write. Find a topic that fascinates you, and try to spin a story around it. Keep a writers notebook and record your thoughts and experiences. There are more tips in the Q&A section of my website (although i really need to update that). And under the resources tab you’ll see an article about an outlining method that I use.
      Happy Writing!

  89. Brooke on December 13, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I read all the Willow Falls books and I loved them. They are amazing. I have just started to read the Twice Upon a Time series and I’m loving it. Your work is great and I can’t wait for more!

    • Wendy Mass on December 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      I’m glad you found the fairy tale series, i had so much fun writing those. I only had a month to write Rapunzel so I worked on it 18 hours a day. A labor of love! ;o)

  90. Zoe on December 14, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    OMG!!!! i love your books for williow falls. they are the best books i have ever read. i just finished The Last Present and i cant stop looking at the cover! i beg you please make more of the willow falls books!!! they are just so wonderful!!

    Zoe, #1 Fan

    • Wendy Mass on December 16, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      HI Zoe! (same name as my old cat!), I do that sometimes with covers, too! (not that one though, b/c i can’t read my own books after they’re published! too many things I’d want to change!). I promise I’ll post any updates to the series on the blog after the holidays. So glad you liked them! Happy holidays to you!

  91. Robinson Family on December 14, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    My Children[(Lyrica (10), Jacquelyn (9), and DJ (6)] LOVE your books. We just finished “The Last Present” and the Willow Falls Series. Lyrica’s favorite book was “Candy Maker” and mine (Momma) was “Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life” and Jacquelyn’s was “11 Birthdays”.
    I will keep checking your “events” tab to see when you will be at another book store. We are in Pennsylvania and would definitely drive so my children could meet you one day.

    Thank you for sharing your amazing gift with us! Happy Holidays!!

    Robinson Family

    • Wendy Mass on December 16, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      I love that you all have different favorites! I’m honored you read all those together. :o) I’ll update the visits section whenever anything comes up but as of now I don’t have anything on the near horizon, just a lot more books to write (don’t tell anyone but i’d really rather be reading over the holidays than writing. Alas!!) I wish you and your family of readers a wonderful holiday season!

  92. Swenie on December 15, 2013 at 11:34 am

    After listening to The Last Present on the audio, i kept listening to the interview you had and i came up with a random story idea aha.
    so it was something like
    title could be like “switching birthdays” or ” Grace’s New Disaster” something like that,
    it could be about:
    Grace was trying out some new enchantments, she was thinking about like ->> Amanda, Rory, Tara, Jake, Leo.
    and she accidentally messed up and wind up with switched bodies ( Grace and Amanda switched, Tara and Rory , Jake and Leo. )
    and so they try to find Angelina, so she could help grace(aka amanda) change the enchantment. since angelina lost all her power, grace had to figure it all by herself with some help. while this is happening, the kids find out each other’s life

  93. Mo on December 15, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I haven’t read The Last Present yet, but Every Soul a Star is my alltime favorite book! It would be really cool to have a sequel!

    Thanks for spending time writing such GREAT books,


  94. Lily Shen on December 15, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Oh my gosh, I haven’t read it but I can’t wait to!! I love the Willow Falls series. It’s the best!!!

  95. Nick on December 16, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Congrats on your bestselling book! You are truly honored to make the NY Times list! I was reading your previous comments and saw that making a movie of The Last Present was up for grabs. And if you don’t mind, I have a few questions. Could a thirteen-year-old direct/produce this movie? If so, could we start with 11 Birthdays and work our way up to The Last Present? I know it is a lot to ask, but I would love to help direct/produce/star in this movie. If you could give me any details, that would be wonderful. If not, I understand. I just thought it would be amazing if you would give a younger person a shot at making this book come to life. I would do anything needed to make your Willow Falls series come to life and make your books a hit on the screen as well. I would love it if you would consider letting me work with your wonderful books.
    Anyways, I just wanted to say how blessed I am to be able to read your books. They have definitely made a huge impact on my life. I am very thankful for you, and that you are sharing your amazing talent with the whole world. God Bless You.

  96. Andrew on December 16, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    You should send this book series to a movie producer and have them fall in love with this series and decide to make a movie about these books !!! Agh ! One of my favorite series of books ever !!!

  97. Yasmin on December 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Hi, I’ve read all of your books! I loved them! I think you should write a next one as a surprise to readers. Just what’s been happening at Willow Falls, the relationships (I actually really wanted to see more of the Rory/Jake one too, besides the other ones!), Grace,etc. It should be in Leo’s point of view(that would be interesting!) or somebody else in that group of friends. I love “that group of friends”! While reading the book, I found myself wishing I lived in Willow Falls and was friends with them! Man, I wrote a lot. Sorry of it’s to many suggestions! :D:s By the way, where is Willow Falls?

    • Wendy Mass on August 27, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      Willow Falls is a mix of places I love. Wouldn’t it be fun to live there?! I hope you enjoy the new Candymakers also.

  98. Audrey on December 23, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Yay! I bought it (and finished reading it the day I bought it) In September! SUCH a good book! I really like how Stephanie was in it I missed her. Great job Wendy Mass!

  99. Sadie on December 24, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Maybe something about the next generation of Willow Falls kids (kids of David and Tara,Leo and Amanda,etc…) and the kids having to deal with Grace being mysterious.

  100. Delaney on December 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I literally just finished the last present. I was so excited about it and it did not disappoint! It would be amazing if you did an offshoot series. 11 Birthdays has been my favorite book since I first read it in third grade and I am in 7th now! Can’t wait to read your next book!

  101. Ella on December 27, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    PLEASE keep making books in the willow falls series! It is my favorite series in the world! I love your books!

  102. Abigail on December 29, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    I’ve always wanted to do this (commenting), but never had anything good to write. ๐Ÿ˜› Anyways, I LOVE Willow Falls. I just read The Last Present in about 6 hours! Honestly, these books are my favorite ever. I wish I could live in that happy little town and be friends with the whole gang. The characters are like family to me, and these are what I refer to as my “default” books. When between books, I go back to these. I’ve reread them so much my covers are falling off (Thank goodness for hardbacks!). Thank you so much for writing these books; they give me endless joy. I must say, as I read the book I was filled with a melancholy feeling, loving the book but knowing it was going by and would too soon be over. ๐Ÿ™ When I grow up, I hope to write and spread joy the same way you do. So thank you for the lovely visits to this jaunty little town filled with characters that always bring a smile to my face.
    Lots of love,

    • Wendy Mass on January 2, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      Hi Abigail! I love the “jaunty little town” comment! I’m honored that they’re your default books! I had a bunch of those growing up and i still go back to them. Thank you for being so special! (ok, that’s a lot of exclamation points but i mean it. :o)

  103. Jessica Gonzales on December 31, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Mrs. Mass
    I finishedThe Last Present yesterday, and I must say… It’s was absolutely AMAZING.!!!!!
    Best Willow Falls book ever.! You are beyond awesome when it comes to writing books.
    The Willow Falls Series is my favorite series EVER.!!!
    Thank you so much for writing them, 11 Birthdays and The Last Present… My goodness…. Absolutely perfect, they’re my all top favorites of the series… Mostly because the main characters are Leo and Amanda (;
    Did I mention that I finished all the books in less than 3 days.??
    Well, I did.. Because they were all so amazing.!!! I’m re-reading the entire series all over again.!!
    This will be my 4th time ๐Ÿ˜€
    Your BIGGEST fan, Jessica <3

    • Wendy Mass on January 2, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Hi Jessica, wow, less than 3 days? That’s amazing! I wish it only took three days to write them! Doesn’t seem fair. ;o)
      Thanks for your kind words, you are very sweet!!

  104. Natalie on December 31, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    ******I looovvvveeee the Willow falls books so much!! My favorite book was 13 Gifts, but I really like Amanda and Leo too! Please please pleaseeeee write more books about Amanda, Leo, Tara, Rory, David and Grace! These are some of my favorite books EVER!!! I was soooo sad after finishing The Last Present because the series is over ๐Ÿ™ Pleaseeeeee write a follow up series! (Even though I already said that!) I really hope the books get made into movies, too! That would be AMAZING!!!!*******

    • Wendy Mass on January 2, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Hi Natalie! I promise I’ll let you know some news soon that will hopefully make you happy. No frowny-faces. :o)

  105. Robyn on January 1, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I just finished The Last Present today, I was perfect Mrs Mass.!!!
    I read 11 Birthdays when I was 9, and the following year I read Finally; the next year 13 Gifts.. And now the newest Willow Falls book. I was so sad when I realized that after I’d finish reading The Last Present, that there wouldn’t be anymore Willow Falls have such an amazing gift, I’ve actually developed a little crush on Leo.. ^_^ I have to say though; The Last Present and 11 Birthdays are my favorite, mainly because Leo and Amanda have such an adorable realationship between each other ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for giving me an amazing childhood with your Willow Falls books; they’re outstanding.
    Love, Robyn <3

    • Wendy Mass on January 2, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      Hi Robyn! You’re so sweet, thank you!! That’s funny about the Leo crush, i always meant to put more of his poems in the books but writing poetry does NOT come easily to me so I always put it off and then somehow the deadline approaches and the book gets handed in without it. Oops! ;o)
      Thank you again for your kindness.

  106. Claire on January 2, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Hi Wendy!
    I just borrowed The Last Present from one of my friends a few days ago, and I’ve already read it 3 times! I enjoyed it so much and I cried (not literally) when it was over because I realized that it was the last book in the series ๐Ÿ™ It would be amazing if you made a willow falls offshoot, or possibly another book in the series ๐Ÿ™‚ I seriously can’t get enough of your writing especially this series! I hope to see more Leo and Amanda in the future! Keep up the great work!

  107. Claire on January 3, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Hi it’s me again haha
    This is just an idea, but what if you write 1 book (preferebly a long thick book :)) containing many different short stories about the characters lives and adventures. Examples could be stories about their relationships, stories about Grace and her powers, or stories about them growing up and what they become in the future (like if they have kids, if Grace lives as long as angelina, etc.) This is just a thought that I’m throwing out there! You don’t have to use it, but it would be great if you considered it! I absolutely love your work! Please keep writing!

  108. Rose on January 3, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Hi! I loved the willow falls series! Probably my favorite works from you ๐Ÿ™‚ I would have to say that I haven’t stopped obsessing over how cute Leo and Amanda’s relationship is since I read this book! I would LOVE an offshoot of willow falls, or maybe a book about Leo and Amanda’s relationship? ๐Ÿ˜‰ anyways you’re a very gifted writer and I can NEVER get myself to put your books down!

  109. Rose on January 4, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Hey Wendy!
    I hope you saw my last comment! I loved your willow falls series! I have 2 questions about the book, first where is willow falls located in the book? Is it in the U.S.? My second question is, in the last present you mention that the duck-head shaped cane appears in the diner again, you never really did say why or how it appeared again or how annie didn’t know what the kids were talking about, so how did it appear? It would be great if you answered my questions because I am very curious! Love your work Wendy!

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 11:16 am

      Hi! I didn’t really base the town on a real one, although I bet there are some Willow Falls around (I’m afraid to check lol). I feel like I figured out the cane again in the last book — Graceful–so hopefully I did! Big hug to you!! -Wendy

  110. Emily on January 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    So wendy,

    do you have any solid matial that us wendy fans can look forward to???
    I cant wait till the next book comes out!!! I have read the last present 4 times now.
    i love how evry time i read it i find something new. i am actually writing my own
    sequal to the last present. But it’s not the same:( please report any matial you have so far.

    emily B

  111. Hannah on January 5, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Oh my gosh I LOVE your books!!!!!!!!!! The last present was so awesome and when I finished it I was so sad because there are no more willow falls books

  112. Anjelica on January 11, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Hi I absolutely love your books please tell me if you are going to have anymore books turned into movies because when Jeremy fink and the meaning of life came out I was still a toddler also keep me posted about any future books because so far all the books you have wrote I have absolutely loved

  113. Olivia on January 13, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I am so obsessed with your books Mrs Mass!
    I just finished reading The Last Present and it is AMAZING! I love the relationship between Amanda and Leo, and I was kind of surprised with Tara + David but it’s a really good idea!!
    I am so disappointed the the Willow Falls series is over! Maybe you could make an Epilogue in the future where Grace is the “Angelina” and she transfers her powers to someone else, that would be interesting.
    I wonder if they will make movies out of your books….. I would try out for the part of Amanda ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh, if Willow Falls was real…..
    I will keep reading all your books over and over again,

  114. Macrina on January 14, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I really love your books.
    I read Rapunzel: The One with All the Hair (Twice Upon a Time #1) in school when I was 11 and loved it. When I found out there was Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap (Twice Upon a Time, #2), I literally dragged my mom to bring me to the library and find it. Then when Beauty and the Beast: The Only One Who Didn’t Run Away (Twice Upon a Time, #3) came out, I went to buy it.
    But I really fell in love with the Willow Falls series as I felt a connection with them as I understood what the characters were going through(especially Rory and Tara). Coincidentally, I read Finally a month before my 12 birthday and I am born on the 14th of July.
    I just read The Last Present for the 3rd time this week. Anyway, I hope you write a follow-up series.

  115. Alexa on January 15, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I would love it if you did an offshoot of the series! Or really any of you books. I love them all and want to know what happens to Josie, or Ally, Bree, and Jack, or Jeremy, or anybody! Thank you for writing so many amazing books, i love them all.

  116. Carrie S on January 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Hi! I LOVED the Last Present. Please write more. What happens to Grace? Do Rory and Jake keep going out? Do Tara and David get closer? What about Amanda and Leo? Does more stuff happen with them? What about Conner and his parents? Do they handle Grace’s powers? I really need to know. I almost started crying when the book ended! PLEASE WRITE ANOTHER BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Last Present is one of my favorite books ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  117. Allie on January 20, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    You Have to write more Willow Falls books! When I finished The Last Present, I literally felt like my best friend had died and the world was over! I miss those characters soooooo much and I loved watching them get older.I also need oh so desperately to see them in a movie if you can do that (I think I would be a great Rory)!

    • Wendy Mass on January 20, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      Ahh! Wouldn’t want you to feel that bad after finishing the book! I’m thinking of a way to bring the characters back, hang in there!

  118. Allie on January 21, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Yay!!!!!! Thank you so much!!

  119. Anna on January 21, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I love the Willow Falls series too,I read these books called warriors also and there are like 27 of them and I so want that to happen with the Willow Falls series! I hope that you come out with so many more!

  120. Lyla on January 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Hello Wendy Mass!!!

    Your books are sooo magical that I cannot describe them!!! I’ve just finished the last present momentarily and it was amazing!!! Please don’t stop the series: ( That would be a nightmare to me…
    I love your books sooo much that I can’t stop reading them…in fact, I’ve read the series over and over 12 times but I can’t get over it. : ) please write more books to the willow falls series!!!
    No series has ever made this much of an effect on me, your books are my favorite and always will be!!!
    Thank you for your magic!!!
    — Your #1 fan and always will be…Lyla:-)

  121. Your Biggest Fan! on January 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Ms. Mass, I just finished reading your book. I loved The Last Present and all of the Willow Falls series! Although I am sad that you won’t be writing any more of them, I think that you did an excellent job on The Last Present and that it was a good book to tie all of the series together. It was fun to see the characters develop and grow more mature throughout the series. Even though Eleven Birthdays was my favorite (Mostly because I myself as a person am more like Amanda, but I just really loved it), all of the Willow Falls series were amazing; at the end I wanted to visit the town myself! I love all of your books that I’ve read, and I can’t wait to see what else you come up with in the future!

    -Your Biggest fan!

    P.S. If it isn’t too big of a deal, I would love it if you could reply ๐Ÿ™‚ If not, that’s fine too, I’m sure you’re quite busy and all with writing and your life ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you for your insightful comments on the series! I really did try to wrap everything up in The Last Present. It was fun (and challenging!) to make them each a year older in each book, and to see how they would change. Between 11 and 13 is a big difference! Thaks again for your kind words!!

      • Your Biggest Fan! on February 19, 2014 at 5:46 pm

        Wow! Thanks SO much for answering! It really means a lot to me ๐Ÿ™‚ And I totally agree with you on 11 and 13 being a big difference; I know that from experience!
        Thanks again,
        -Your biggest fan ๐Ÿ™‚

  122. GiGi on January 30, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Hi wendy! Me and my friends loved your books especially willow falls. we are BEGGING you to write another. Prefrebly about amanda and leo <3. Thank you! – GiGi

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      How could I resist begging? Maybe begging with Candy would do it…
      (kidding. sort of!)

  123. KateKintail on February 1, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Silly question, but I only just stumbled upon 13 Gifts in the library and now want to read the whole series ๐Ÿ™‚ My question is: where is this Willow Falls? Did I miss the name of the state in which it is located? (I’m earreading it on audio so I can’t easily go back and re-read to see if I missed it). I’m trying to place the setting of the book on a map and having trouble without the state. Thanks!

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      It’s never really mentioned what state it’s in…figured it’s easier that way and adds to the mystery of it. I think of it as a warmer state though, like one that gets very little snow. (boy, i’d love to live in one of those kinds of states this winter! NJ has been brutal! Yikes!)

  124. Lila on February 1, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass!!!
    Your books are amazing and I can relate to them soo much!!!
    I am Amanda when I try to solve problems.
    I am Rory when I do a mistake.
    I am Tara when I have to do something different.

    Thank U soo much for your books!!!!!! Please don’t stop the Willow Falls series!!! That would be a nightmare!!! This series is my favorite…all the time!!!; ) Please tell me you are writing another book to go on with the series!!!; )

    — Lila

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Hi Lila! I love the comparisons to the characters! Very clever! Going to write a new blog in a few minutes…think you’ll be happy.

  125. hannah on February 3, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    I read about a hundred books but I never found such a great book like this one

  126. Jess on February 4, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your books! The last present was more than amazing, but after hearing it was the last book in the series, I was heartbroken. Amanda and Leo are my favorite characters EVER. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make follow-up/ sequels to the book! And make them on Amanda and Leo!!! I want them to be a really cute official couple!!!! Please consider this and don’t make the last present, the last book! PLEASE as your next project (after Space Taxi) please make a Birthday book #5 on Amanda and Leo and make them a coupleeeee! SQUEE! I’m sooo enthusiastic over your books! Please make more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (on willow falls series! ON AMANDA AND LEOOOOO!) Please reply back to my letter! I know you get so many and unfortunately, can’t answer to every single one, but when you land among this one, please answer it!

    • Wendy Mass on December 10, 2022 at 11:09 am

      You’re too funny!!!! I’m sure you’ve found book 5 by now, guess I just couldn’t let the Last Present be the end after all. I’m sorry I didn’t see this before. All my best wishes to you!!

  127. Krysten on February 4, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    man, i love the willow falls series soooo much!! and when i finished the book i felt happy because i was so addicted to the book that i ended it in less than 48 hours.:D but i was so sad because i thought the series might be over! if is is over i will try my best to find more books to read but today i jumped off the high diving board for the first time for more of Amanda and Leo (LOL)! i love your books so much i would really, absolutely love if you write more books!
    -Krysten (:

  128. Kristie on February 5, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    hey, Wendy, did you know there is an actual place called willow falls in Wisconsin. i live there so i’ll have to go and see it. i’m 14 years old so i’m shocked that i haven’t been there yet in the 14 chances I’ve had in my life. hm… weird. BTW i love your books. they are amaze!

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      Wow, really? That’s very cool! I wonder if it’s anything like THIS Willow Falls! Probably colder! I don’t think it snows in this one. :o)
      xo Wendy

  129. Melanie on February 9, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Hey Wendy Mass! Sorry this is kind of late but I LOVED the willow falls series! I just finished the last present yesterday. It was the best book ever! I really would love some follow up books! I would love to see Amanda and Leo’s relationship continue! They’re so cute together! I read the beach part with them so many times because I loved it so much. I always wanted them to become a couple! This series is my all time favorite. I don’t want them to stop! I feel so sad that I finished reading them and will for sure be reading them again!!! Also if you right a follow up book, make sure you include what happens to Angelina De Angelo afterwords! And include Tara and Rory! I love all the characters! You’re so creative with coming up with characters. How did you come up with Willow falls? I love picturing the town and characters as I’m reading. I wish there was a movie so bad!!! PLEASE write more if you can! I love these books and I am in love with Willow Falls!!! Please respond:)

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      You have no idea how many times I wrote that beach scene! Must have been 50! I kept calling my editor at every step changing a word here or there up until the final day before printing! I’m glad you liked it. Stay tuned for news in moments…
      Thank you for your letter!!

  130. Rory Swenson on February 11, 2014 at 10:57 am

    OH MY GOSHHH!!!! You are my FAVORITE writer!!!!! Your book, The last present was Rory is my favorite character. (like my name ๐Ÿ™‚ ) you are soooo creative and amazing. I would love if you replied to my post . . . I LOOOVE YOOOUR BOOKS

    Happy Valentines Day,

    Your Biggest Fan,


    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too, Real Rory!! (Rory was one of my favorites to write–so optimistic and good-natured. ;o)

    • Stephanie on October 22, 2014 at 2:30 am

      It must be awesome to have a main character in one of Wendy Mass’s books with the same name as you! My name is Stephanie just like Amanda’s friend in ” 11 Birthdays” !

  131. Autumn on February 11, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    OMIGOD! You have NO IDEA how much I loved this series. I read every one of them in like..a week. I am totally obsessed! I am seriously thinking about trying to changing what people call me to Rory next year. You are my favorite author above and beyond. I want (so much) to grow up to be as good an author as you. Becoming an author has been my life-long dream. I AM SO YOUR #1 FAN!!!!!!!!! PLEEEEEEEEEASE do not end this series. I emailed you but I can’t express my feelings of how good a writer you are enough. I want to be able to make kids like me feel like they want to be transported into my books (like I feel about your books), your style of writing is what i LOVE is what I figured out. You are the best author ever. I have read so many books in my life and SERIOUSLY these are the best books ever. No offense to any other authors but seriously.

    Your BIGGEST #1 fan ever,

    P.S. Please pardon any grammar or punctuation errors.

    • Wendy Mass on February 15, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      I think Autumn is as good a name as Rory! I have a hard time saying her name, I kind of trip over the “r’s”! She’s fun to write about though. Stay tuned for big news…

  132. Emelia on February 15, 2014 at 11:34 am

    please make a follow up on the willow falls series and make them based on Amanda and leo! pleassssssssssssse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  133. Emily on February 15, 2014 at 11:45 am

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ GREAT JOB WENDY!!! <3 THIS SERIES!

  134. Emily on February 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Wendy, I can see why it made the best seller!!! And for some reason I cant stop thinking about Tara and David. And I kinda have a crush on David. Shhh

  135. Emily on February 15, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Sorry i keep commenting But i cant stop. I just love this series so much and i need another book! But, If someone in Hollywood (I know someone will btw!) I would be perfect for Amanda or Tara! I always wanted to be just like them! They seem so… Cool and amazing. If you are reading this, Remember me! ๐Ÿ˜€ And again I NEED MORE BOOKS D:

  136. JM on February 16, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I love your books!! cant wait for the next one to come out!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  137. Some girl.. on March 6, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    okay so I really liked the book, it is really good and the plot is awesome! but I kinda was disappointed about Amanda and Leo. I mean they kiss and then nothing else happens, they pretend that never happened? or just talk about it when their alone and that’s it, I think you should have added a little bit more romance in it. Also I think you Have to write a new book I mean look how many people mention it in the comments! imagine how many people would want to read it! I think it should be about the woman with the duck birth mark dies and at the time something changes, I think you should talk about Amanda and Leo dating or something, and I think you could bring some more characters, the 1st book should be spectacular! everybody would love a 2nd book ! please keep it in mind!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  138. lizbeth on April 1, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Write the books in Leo’s point of view please please!!! Sorry I just love your books. My friends say that I am enticted to your books but I can not help it there so good!!!!Please write another book!!!

  139. Isabelle on April 2, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Just got done reading last present!!!!! Love it !! I know you said that it was going to be the last one it the series but please write another!! I’ve almost all of your books!

  140. Melody on April 6, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Hi, Mrs Mass
    I have juz read finished the last present and i love it!
    I really hope that there will be a sequel!
    This is my fav book among all the others in the willow falls series!

    Hope you continue writing books!

  141. Ashley on April 8, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I love this series. Write more books.

  142. Bailey on April 14, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Please write one on Leo’s point of view! I’m sure it would be AMAZING!!!!!!!! I’m about halfway through 13 gifts, and why a stuffed goat, WHY?!?!? But, I love Tara, and ABSOLUTELY LOVE that you included Rory, and Emily is Tara’s cousin? Mind = Blown. Keep up with the Willow Falls series!!! (Hope the last present explains why Angelina disappears so much and the duck on her check. once again, LOVE IT!!!)

  143. Lucy on April 14, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE write another Willow Falls book. I simply CANNOT WAIT to see what happens with Amanda & Leo’s relationship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  144. Mary Clare on April 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Dear Wendy,

    At my book fair one year, my mom bout me 13 Gifts. I think it just collected dust for 6 months. Then I pulled it out and fell in love with it. Then I read the rest and was totally in love with Leo, so I just had to read the Last Present. I’m so glad to have got to understand friendship can form in unlikely places and that there are no coincidences.

    ~Mary Clare

  145. Amelia on April 23, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I just read the book it was absolutely fantastic!!!!
    You did such a great job with this book!
    I’m sooo excited for the next book. I was wondering a lot at the end of the book about Tara’s letter and Amanda and Leo’s romance! I’m really hoping something happens between the two!
    I also can’t wait to start reading the Twice Upon a Time series. I’m planning on purchasing all of them on my Kobo!
    Your one of my favorite authors now! I love the way you write! How the story starts off one way and ends totally differently. No one can predict what your going write. that’s what I really love about you

  146. Julianna on April 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I read it, and I am literally in love with it! A work of art is what I call it!

  147. Emma on May 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    The Last Present looks like a great book! I have not read it yet because I am reading Sleeping Beauty now! I LOVE your books Mrs. Mass! One of my favorite books of yours in this series is Eleven Birthdays because some boys do not have a girl for a very good friend because they are afraid of what other boys will think of them and this book could teach them it is ok to have a girl for a friend. I also loved it because when Amanda’s birthday kept going on day after day no one understood but her and Leo. I would love to know how the idea came about for this book!

    • Wendy Mass on August 17, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you and I loved that it was their connection.

  148. Luna Mason on May 23, 2014 at 10:51 am


    I just wanted to say how eager I am to read this book!!! I’ve been waiting for FOREVER. I just finished my last final yesterday (unfortunately I had to take it with a 102 fever raging…yikes, I hope I did well!), and I wanted my mum to get it for me from the library since it’s FINALLY available (I never get why they never have enough of your books. ๐Ÿ™ it’s very unsatisfying), but she had to go somewhere else.

    I also wanted to say a big THANK YOU! The first time I read one of your books (11 birthdays, and it was a very long time ago, but that story’s still fresh in my mind…*blushes* I reread it A LOT) was when my mum and dad went to California, and I’m a very avid reader (I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy when I was 7), so I went to the library every day, to get new books.

    I was getting pretty lonely (I had read most of the books already in our small library’s children section), when I saw your books in the new arrivals section. I picked two of them up (11 birthdays and Every Soul a Star), and I read them in one sitting!!!!

    Since then, I’ve read almost all of your books. (Leap Day was a bit mature for me..and I haven’t read your once upon a time series) I’ve been haunting your site for a VERY LONG TIME (sorry if that seems a bit stalkerish…)!!!

    You’re my favorite author, and you’ve inspired me so much…you’ve also given me a wonder filled childhood!!! You also inspired me to write my first novel, and chased away loneliness and sadness. I could always count on picking up one of your books (I have no idea how many times I’ve borrowed them) and getting lost in your worlds. Thank you soooo much! I wouldn’t be here without you. =)

    -Luna Mason

    • Wendy Mass on April 1, 2023 at 1:54 pm

      What a lovely letter to find! I wish I could reach back in time and give you a hug and now you’re well and grown up! I’m so glad you found the books at the time that you did, and honored that they gave you solace and companionship and inspiration. I’d love to hear how you’re doing if you see this! Sending love and hugs back the many miles and years and hope you feel them! xo, Wendy

  149. Suki on June 18, 2014 at 12:40 am

    This book was absolute perfection. Amanda and Leo are so cute together, and I have been waiting for them to be more than friends for the longest time. An spin off in Leo’s point of view, or maybe even going into the future with their relationship would be super cool. I am so sad that the series has ended, as I love these books. Hope you see this Wendy, and keep on writing.

  150. Jessica on June 19, 2014 at 10:50 am

    This post is probably late, but I’m just so excited! In 5th grade I was a HUGE fan of the Willow Falls series! I borrowed 11 Birthdays from the school library and fell in love with it! Since then I’ve purchased the entire series up to 13 Gifts and have read the three of them multiple times. I searched desperately for news of a sequel but came back with nothing. Perhaps it was still too early or I didn’t look in the right places. Eventually I gave up the search. Well today, I’ve finally found out about the Last Present and this 9th grader is gonna read it! I absolutely can’t wait to go get it! Also if the series were to continue, I think it would be amazing if the next book was in David’s perspective (My favorite character). Since I haven’t read the Last Present, I understand if that’s not possible due to some reason I’m unaware of yet. I still think it would be cool though.

    Thank you Wendy Mass! You were the author that originally inspired me to be an author someday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  151. Tara (ha not) on July 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Willow falls is my fave series! YOU NEED TO DO ANOTHER ONE! Either
    A) Graces point of view
    B) David’s point of view
    C) Angela D’ Angelo’s point of view


    When I was at school I looked at my text book and then of the authors was Angela D’ Alasso

  152. Caroline on July 17, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I just finished reading “The Last Present”, and I love how everything comes together in the end of the book! I think so far that is my favorite book of all time! I loved reading every minute of it, and I hope you decide to come out with another book in the series!

  153. Farah on July 31, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Hi Wendy!
    I am one of your biggest fans! I loved every single on of your books so far and I am hoping that you will continue with the Willow Falls series and maybe even make movies out of the 4 of the Willow Falls books that you have already! I hope that I can meet you at a book signing one day! Also, my favorite books so far are Mango Shaped Space, The Last Present, and 13 Gifts!

    • Haleigh Hook on January 6, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      I really hope you make them into movies as well because they’re so amazing!
      (I think I’d make an awesome Amanda ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  154. Isabel on September 7, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make a spinoff series of the Willow Falls series! I loved the series so much and I just really, really ,really want to know what happens with Amanda, Leo, Rory, Tara, David, and of course Jake!!!! I’m begging you, please, please, pretty please make a spinoff of the series.

  155. Annabelle on September 24, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    OMG!!!!! I love the willow falls series!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhhh! I’m sorry if I sound like I’m crazy, but its just such an amazing series. Keep up the awesome books!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  156. Stephanie on October 22, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Wendy, do you know where I can buy “The Last Present ” for the cheapest price?
    P.S. I love,love, love all of your books! I know it’s probably to late, but will you please reconsider starting up the Willow Falls series or just writing a spinoff to the Willow Falls series! Every single second I had the time, I found myself staring at the next page, while reading “13 Gifts”! Can you schedule a book signing in NYC if you get the chance because I have so many questions I would like to ask you in person?

  157. Mia on November 15, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I read all the books in the willow falls series. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED ALL OF THEM!!!!! PLEASE DO ANOTHER BOOK IN THIS SERIES.
    HUGE FAN, Mia

  158. Kate on December 29, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    That is so great! I could not stop reading it, literally. (I think it kind of made my mom frustrated when she told me to fold the clothes and I said one more page over and over again ๐Ÿ™‚ ). Anyways, I always look forward to reading your books, knowing they will be fabulous. My favorite is A Mango Shaped Space. It is so amazing to learn about synesthesia; I thought the pheromone part was especially cool! It has inspired me look into neurology when I grow older. Keep up the great work!

    • Kate on December 29, 2014 at 11:33 pm

      Is it possible for you to give me a hint on whether or not A Mango Shape Space is going to have a sequel? I can’t even think about the idea, it is so awesome! Anyways, please let me know! ๐Ÿ™‚

  159. Merry on January 4, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I hope you write me back that would be AMAZING!!!( just like your books!) I’ve read 11 birthdays, finally, and 13 gifts but I never read the last present because I never knew about it! Not until I found this website!

  160. Merry on January 4, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Sometimes I write my own books it’s so fun to do. Sometimes I’ll base them on dreams I had or real life crazy stories or I’ll even write about real boring things but change up some details or characters to make it existing, funny or even scary. My first book I wrote was when I was around 6 years old, it was made out of construction paper, yarn and it was written in chalk and finger paint. It was about a egg that hatched into a ” fishenstein”. But now I have two different journals getting full of wonderful stories. I have just one question how do I get them published?

    Your fan, Merry

  161. Merry on January 4, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    You’re my favorite author you’re even better than Robert Munch! No offense Robert. Thanks Wendy for writing the willow falls books!

  162. Haleigh Hook on January 6, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Hello Wendy,
    I don’t know if you’ll read this but I thought I’d write to say that I love the Willow Falls Series!! They’re by far the best books I’ve ever read except I haven’t been able to locate Finally or 13 Presents but, from what I’ve heard, they sound amazing!
    I cannot express in words how happy I was when Leo and Amanda finally kissed!!! It was so well written! And the characters are amazing too!

    Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

  163. me on January 31, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Please make another Willow falls book I LOVE THEM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So much i think Amanda and Leo and Tara and David makes really cute couples and congragulations

  164. Nicolle on January 31, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Hi Wendy I love your Willow Falls series please make more i love them so much if you don`t i probably will die!!!!!!!!!

    I think Tara, David and Amanda and Leo are such cute couples. When I grow up I want to live in a town just like Willow Falls.

    When i saw that The Last Present had came out I literally screamed so loud

    CONGRATULATIONS on your best selling book you really deserve it your a really great author and it seems by the other comments i`m not the only one who thinks it .

    As it said on the first page on The Last Present “ In every moment something sacred is at stake“ the willow falls series is at stake ; ]

  165. Nicolle on January 31, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    You’re my favorite author i love you and your books

  166. Nicolle on February 1, 2015 at 12:01 am

    hello Wendy I love your Willow falls series so much please please please pretty please make another on I have an emotional connection to every character in all of Willow falls even minor characters played a big part to make the story perfect .Please reply to one of my comments it would make me feel heard thank you so much for making these books perfect i love them so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  167. Grace on June 30, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    I REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Throughout the series I really did hope that There would be another book from Amanda’s point of view! I also really wanted AManda and Leo to be a couple! you paint such a beautiful picture with your words!! I totally saw each scene!

    • Wendy Mass on July 25, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      You paint a beautiful email with yours!

  168. Grace on June 30, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    I really did hope Amanda and Leo kissed in one of the books! When I read that chapter I screamed! I read it 3 times in 1 and a half days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  169. Grace on June 30, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Hi Wendy,
    I LOVE YOUR SERIES!!!! I wish there was some way I could be brought back to Willow Falls for the 6th time! I’ve always wanted Leo and Amanda to be couple! It is kinda of like you made people want them to be a couple in the first book!! If it wouldn’t be any trouble I would love if you wrote back!!!
    from a very red headed girl,
    named Grace,
    p.s Amanda, Grace, and Leo are my favorites
    p.s.p.s Grace reminds me of Ginny Weasly from Harry Potter and Conner reminds me of Ron Weasly

    • Wendy Mass on August 10, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      I think Grace and Ginny would have made great friends! ????????

  170. Diana and Anayeli on July 8, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Dear Wendy Mass,

    My name is Diana and my friend’s name is Anayeli. We like 11 Birthdays. Why don’t you write a book where you can see Amanda and Leo’s faces? We can’t wait to read all your books!

    Diana and Anayeli

    • Wendy Mass on April 30, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      Thank you! Good idea and how fantastic to be book buddies!

  171. Sparkle on July 9, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Wendy mass I’m totally your biggest fan when I read your books I literally can’t put them down untill there done I will make everybody read your books pleasepleaseplease wright another willow falls book

    • Wendy Mass on July 19, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Thank you for making everyone read my books! I hope they enjoy them as much as you!

  172. sparkle & shimmer on July 16, 2016 at 5:22 pm


    • Wendy Mass on July 19, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Hi Faith! Thank you for loving the Willow Falls characters as much as you do! I hope you love the new book on the Candymakers characters just as much. Happy Summer!

  173. Natalie M on August 23, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass! My name is Natalie and I recently read “The Last Present.” I have read all of the Willow Falls books and my favorite was “12 Finally.” When I read your books the characters come alive in my head and I can see everything happening. The descriptions you write are perfect. My favorite characters are Amanda and Leo because they say what is on their mind and I think they are really funny. I think you are an awesome writer and you inspire me to be a better writer. My only question is which in the Willow Falls Series is your favorite book and why?
    Keep on writing!

    • Wendy Mass on May 16, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      Itโ€™s so hard for authors to choose a favorite amongst their own books, but here are favorites of mine from others! I loved the Narnia books, all the books by Edward Eager, Judy Blume, Paula Danziger, Beverly Cleary, E.L. Konigsberg and one of my favorites was a novel I read in seventh grade called Allegra Maud Goldman by Edith akonecky. xo

  174. April on January 31, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    Hi Wendy Mass, I love your books so much. Your books should become a movie series I adore Willow Falls. Every time I read your books they capture me in Willow falls with all the characters it would make such a good movie series. I read your books so many times my friend’s mom gave me your first two books I loved them and I bought the rest of your series. I even recommended them to a teacher and she loved them too. My favorite book will always be 11 birthdays and The Last Present. They are my favorite because Amanda and Leo have the best relationship. I stayed up so late finishing your books always making me laugh. You are the best author ever. I have read a lot of your books too besides the Willow Fall Series.

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