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If Wishes Were Horses: A Novel

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
If Wishes Were Horses is a moving coming-of-age novel that explores the depth of friendship, the hope for redemption, and the heartbreaking choices one must make in a difficult, brutal world.

It's 1974, and 16-year-old Star Hennessey is living with three other foster children in a broken-down central New York town. The daughter of an alcoholic prostitute, Star has so far es
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ebook, 256 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published March 14th 2003)
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Sheila
Jan 14, 2008 Sheila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is more than a coming of age book. It is a book about overcoming the past and overcoming what society feels about you. It is about a 16 year old girl who has an alcoholic prostitute for a mother, who has lived a good portion of her life in foster care and just happens to get pregnant by another boy in her foster care home. It is a book that takes you through a rollercoaster of emotions but the ending makes you believe that you can achieve whatever you choose to achieve. This was an excellen ...more
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yucky...depressing book. zero...absolutly zero plot what-so-ever...painfully boring. I would have given it one star, but I did appreaciate the author's poetic style at times...but not enough to pick up another book of hers anytime soon.
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