Get a cell phone. Stay home alone. Go to the mall with a best friend and no parents. Wear makeup. Get contact lenses. Attend a boy-girl party. Rory Swenson has been waiting her whole life for those things! Any time she asks her parents for something, they always say, “When you’re twelve.” Well – in exactly 18 hours, 36 minutes and 52 seconds, it will finally happen. Rory’s life will officially begin!