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The Wish by Gail Carson Levine
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Oct 05, 2011

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bookshelves: childrens
Recommended for: Kids
Read in October, 2008 , read count: 2

The Wish tells the story of Wilma Sturtz, a painfully unpopular young lady suffering through middle school. (I feel her pain.) When she helps an old lady on the bus, she is granted a wish. She wishes to be the most popular person at Claverford, the school she attends. Unfortunately, she hadn’t realized that she had only ten days left at Claverford…

You can probably fill in the various Lessons Learned (TM) from there. Though the book is somewhat predictable, the journey is very entertaining. Levine creates engaging, three-dimensional characters who are easy to love (or to hate) and fun to root for. I heartily recommend the book for kiddos.

And yes, I am much too old to be reading these things. Look, this is how I unwind. Some people drink; I read books intended for kids a third of my age.

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