Thirteen candles is about a girl who's name is Julia. Julia is just turning thirteen and to her surprise when she goes to blow out her birthday candles (thirteen of them, hence the title) that they blow out on there own. As they are watching the video of her family and her best friend singing 'Happy Birthday' their seems to be a shadow behind Julia it looks exactly the same as her. She thinks it is just her shadow but after the shadow saves her life she is starting to get suspicious. I think it is a really good book and recommend it to people that like graphic novels.