As You Wish

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Written by Chelsea Sedoti

In Madison, everyone gets a wish on their 18th birthday and it always comes true. Not always in the way you want it to, however. Every other person in his age group have had their wishes picked out for months, even years. Eldon isn’t so sure. He’s seen how wishes have put strain on his family, his parents’ marriage, his friendships, and even his relationships. His mom wants him to wish for their family to have money. His friends want him to wish for things. Will he choose to make a wish? Is there a single wish that would make a difference for him? Will he be able to live with the consequences?

An intriguing, unique plot. the author does a great job of weaving a tale of magical realism. The secondary characters are a little one-dimensional, but the main character is easy to like. Despite the slow start to the plot, the age-old premise of “Be Careful What You Wish For” will intrigue readers. Recommended for readers who like realistic fiction with magic mixed into the story.

Review by Jessica Moody, Olympus Jr High Media Center
Rating: ★★★½✩ (3.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 7+

As You Wish
Written by Chelsea Sedoti
Sourcebooks Fire
417 pages
Release Date: January 2, 2018
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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