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Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
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it was amazing
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Read in January, 2010

** spoiler alert ** I LOVE JANETTE RALLISON. FULL STOP.

i couldn't put down the book. at all. i literally finished it in 46.5 minutes (yesh i counted), and re-read it countless times before i had to return it to the library.

but in any case.
fan-girl moment aside, this book was... just... wow.
*speechless*

the plot seems pretty much simple, really, yet like the rest of Janette Rallison's stories, they hold a deeper meaning that questions the basis of human character. in a way.
which is basically why i love her books so much.
(well, that plus the fact that her writing style rocks and her plotlines are always ridiculously appealing. to me.)

basically 17-year-old Annika Truman, the protagonist of this story, would do anything for her 7-year-old brother Jeremy, who is stricken with cancer. literally ANYTHING, to help him believe that he can survive his upcoming surgery.
hence she tries to convince him that a genie would grant him any wish - only to find out that his one wish was for his television idol - Robin Hood (well... kinda. a modern, teen version of him, in any case) - to visit him.
so from that point on, the plot basically revolves around Annika travelling all the way to Hollywood to drag said actor back home, complete with detours (of sorts), disappointments, and unexpected love. kinda.

Annika is, quite simply, a lovable, funny, headstrong protagonist. her plight (and her relationship with her family) makes her easy to relate to, and her actions understandable.

PLUS THE ENDING. I LOVED THE ENDING. well... in a way.
sure, it pretty much broke my heart over the whole Jeremy bit (no he did not die, if that's what you're wondering. not yet, anyway), but everything else was just... perfect.
the plot rose to it's climax and resolved itself almost seamlessly.

In a whole, Just One Wish was a total perfect read. Heartwarming and beautiful, with just the right mix of romance and humor, strengthened with the unmeasurable love between family, and a wish.
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