Wish

Wish

by Alexandra Bullen
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Wish 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 414 reviews.
whiskeywonder More than 1 year ago
I was given this book by a friend who is a fan of young adult fiction and told me this is the best book she read all year. I am not usually a fan of this genre and was hesitant to read it, but then...I spent the next four hours lost in the world of the book in what was a moving magical story of love and loss and coming of age that actually made me laugh out loud several times, and I am sad to admit, cried at least twice. I highly recommend this book to any one who likes young adult novels, magical realism, romance or stories about families coming back together. I have never written a review for a book before, and this one was the first to ever compel me to do so. Enjoy it.
jamiesuerich More than 1 year ago
Ive had this book for awhile and for some reason just kept over looking it. Got it as a free book when i first got my nook. After reading it i cant believe i waited so long. Really a great read.
Sophie_Spinnett More than 1 year ago
This is a good book about grief, love, magic, sisterly affection, and many other things. The main character Olivia has recently gone through the loss of her twin sister Violet when she comes across a dress shop and receives a dress that will grant her one wish, and she wishes for her sister back. Throughout the book Olivia and Violet have many adventures while using Olivia's remaining two wishes. And all this time she has a huge crush on the skater boy Soren. This is a very god book and deals with a lot of real problems one might go through in their life, though i don't think anyone will ever have magical wish granting dresses. :) I highly recommend this book.
SJYALitExaminer More than 1 year ago
This is a story that transcends reality and makes the reader feel as if they are personally involved with the characters. We are not separated by pages and words in a book. We are engaged and vested in the fate of our character. This is the book that you stay in bed to read a bit longer, and this is the book that you clear your schedule to treat yourself to a quiet afternoon. I am giving this book 5 stars because Bullen's writing is clear and articulate, and it is a story well-told. I think that she could have written sappier, but she didn't. She respects her readers enough to make this a real story with a magical element. Bonus: I was pleasantly surprised to find out this was set in San Francisco, with the ability to make this book a travelogue for a newbie in town. Regarding the teen drinking in the story, I thought Bullen hit the nail on the head with her description of the children of wealthy parents who attend an exclusive school in a very open city. Teenagers experiment and when they have their own cars, keys to the summer home, and free reign, they are going to emulate adult behavior. It's what they've seen, and it's what they know. These are cues teens pick up from the adults in their lives. Does that mean Bullen is encouraging underage drinking? No. She is simply an observer who is writing about teen behavior. That's what makes this a real story. There is no sugar-coating here. Teens who want to experiment are going to do so. Onto the story itself: As the story unfolds, we learn that Olivia has been uprooted from all that she knows to find herself in a new school, in a new state, and without her fearless twin sister to help navigate the social mores. Her parents are distant. Her first friend at school exists only because their two moms work together, and - worse than that - he wears squishy mushroom-colored loafers. And then she sees a boy. One who meets her eyes and smiles like he knows her. But, of course, he is dating the prettiest and most popular girl at school. In her complete and utter loss, Olivia does the very best she can with what she has. She finds a tailor, Posey, who can fix dresses to suit the wearer in a way that is unexpected. In fact, Olivia has no idea that her bad night had a purpose, and her wish to see her sister again is about to come true. It is only in re-tracing steps and asking questions that Olivia realizes what a gift she has been given. So, if you had just one wish.what would you wish for?
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Ive just finished this book and i must sat....AWESOME!!! I love how Olivia is finally moving on without her sister Voilet to help her. This book has even me to look for shooting stars.
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You cannot find a book simlar to this one because Wish is so unique. You can try to predict what happens but you are probably incorrect. It is filled with many wonderful twists and turns. I totally recommend this book to anyone with a love for adventure and romance!!
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This was the best book ive read all year! It is full of excitment and fun! And now that theres a second book, i need to read it. Keep up the good work Alexandra Bullen!
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I read this book A long time back. I lent itas paperback and the person nver gave it back. But i remeber being hooked. I love it and think anyone should read it!
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Simply amazing
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