The Wish

The Wish

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The Wish by Gail Carson Levine, Ariadne Meyers

There is nothing wrong with Wilma Sturtz that a little popularity won't fix—or so she thinks. And luckily for her, she meets a witch on the subway who makes her wish to be popular come true. Almost instantly, Wilma becomes the center of attention at her junior high school. She has more friends than she can keep track of and forty invitations to the Graduation Night Dance—plus someone is writing her love poetry. What more could a girl want? But what will happen when the wish ends? How can Wilma make sure she is never unpopular again?

In this original modern-day fairy tale, Gail Carson Levine takes an ordinary girl and gives her an extraordinary chance, and along the way reveals the truth about what it really means to be popular.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807287460
Publisher: Listening Library, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Edition description: Unabridged, 4 Cassettes
Pages: 58
Product dimensions: 4.57(w) x 7.01(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gail Carson Levine's first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books include Ever, a New York Times bestseller; Fairest, a Best Book of the Year for Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, and a New York Times bestseller; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; A Tale of Two Castles; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction books Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink, as well as the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf and Betsy Red Hoodie. Gail Carson Levine and her husband, David, live in a two-centuries-old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

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Wish 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 96 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book this past summer and it was great. I kept wanting to turn the page and I could hardly put it down. 'The Wish' is about a teenage girl who wishes that she was the most popular girl in school but eventually learns that the people who matter in her life will like her for who she is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Book was cool and Funny. I couldn't put it down. Some parts of the book were sort of odd though. If you like teen fantasy and romance. Then this book is definetly yours.
pinkfairytale More than 1 year ago
This story was a huge letdown. I read Ella Enchanted first and loved it! I followed it up with Fairest and enjoyed it as well. But this book... I mean really what happened to the sweet fairytale? The girl this story is about is in 8th grade and of course wants to be popular! She is a relatable character but her whole story is so strange. It is set in our time- which makes it even more weird. While on a bus ride our main character gives her seat to an elderly lady and in thanks the ederly lady tells her that she will grant one wish. Willima (the main character) wishes to be popular...and here begins the story. This book was nothing like Ella Enchanted so if you are looking for a similar story look elsewhere. There were quite a few things to watch out for in this book - In 8th grade this girl had no problem agreeing to meet a guy she likes for a kissing sesion. Her friends were a bit boy obsessed and each had boyfriends. I did NOT think it sounded right at all. For one because of the setting -moderen- and the whole wish thing... it just didn't work out for me. I know that middle schools are very much like the one featured in this story but is was just so silly to think of 8th graders being in love, going to dances, partying, and just generally acting inmature by trying to act mature and fit in. I hope I don't scare anyone away from this story. I read a few reviews before hand and others seemed to really enjoy it. Maybe the reason I didn't like this book is because I loved Ella Enchanted's sweet story and I like old fairy-tale settings to go along with a... well, a fairy-tale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a intresting book I liked it a lot! Wilma's persanality is so much like mine! I Recommend it,thumbs up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is so lifelike because so many people try to fit in but can't so..... you know but in the end she should be happy because she got to know her "friends" personally(fears, life before popularity and more) as a kid (now I'm thirteen) I didn't fit in and people always made fun of me, but when I got to seventh grade people would talk about me but not as much and now in the eight grade I got a whole lot of friends, so this book means so much to me because I see it from my own personal view.
Tanna_L More than 1 year ago
In the beginning a girl named Wilma was going to school and then she let and old lady have her seat and the old lady offered her a wish and then she asked to be the most popular person at her school. and when she was at school e bunch of people started throwing notes at her and she thought tnhat some of them were wierd. I really liked this book it was awesome I hope you like it!!!
Morenabustamante More than 1 year ago
Wilma Sturtz is invisible and miserable at school. One day she meets an old lady on the Subway in New York. The old lady offers her a wish, Wilma immediately asks for popularity, she asks to be the most popular kid at school. Wilma an eight grader forgets that she will graduate in three weeks and her popularity will vanish. When her wish came true she has more friends that she can keep track of, forty dates to the Grad Night Dance, and a secret admirer writing her love poems. Everything was great, until she realizes that there's a loophole in her wish, and her time in the spotlight has almost run out. Wilma's wish has ended after they graduated. I like this Book, The Wish because it was very good because it talks about popularity and romance. I think everybody has the wish to be popular specially when you go to a new school and you don't know anybody and nobody wants to talk to you. Be Careful what you wish for.
feilunhai183 More than 1 year ago
I find it very fun to read, from the beginning to the very end. Very page turning. Recommended
fantasygirl11 More than 1 year ago
I read this and I thought it was pretty good. But if you're truly a good reader than you should be able to comprehend what she was going through. She had no friends and no one wanted to be friends with her. The only reason she wished to be popular is because she thought the lady was joking. But anyway this is a truly a good book that teaches you being popular isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really weird. She had really mean friends, and it was kind of a cliffhanger, like will her friends like her anymore? I mean, I was kind of hoping for one of Gail Carson Levine's instant classics, like Ella Enchanted or her princess books, but this one was really disappointing. It had a good idea, but the story was not great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Wish is an amazing book. I think anyone who likes funny and romantic book this is the one you want!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The wish is an awesome book about wilma Sturtz and it relates to a kids everyday life! It is like a true book. (except for the witch) But i recomend this book to anyone who likes to read! Thanks ! ~!Books Rule!~
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Wish is a heartstopper. I wanted to keep reading every page. If you enjoy fantasies, a little love, and big decisons we all must make, then you'll love this book. It was everything I was looking for in a book. GREAT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think it was awesome this is one of those books that you can read over and over it makes me really really happy she is like my best friend i love this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book...Gail Carson Levine certainly has a gift for telling the truth and putting it beautifully...This particular book tells about friendships: discovering them, losing them, fighting for them. Again, this was a wonderful book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book to tell realistic feelings toward popular and ordinary people. This book has to be read by anyone who has experienced these kinds of thoughts, which is everyone.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When most people think of when they think "popular" is the mean blonde jerk girl who has fifteen boyfriends. (No offense to people with blonde hair, because I've known plenty of sweet blonde girls, it's just that I've noticed that 90% of mean girls in my life are blonde.) But popular really means that you're nice so lots of people like you as friends, they can rely on you to be a good person. The best popular people are the ones who aren't afraid to lose their popularity as long as they stay true to themselves. Never read the book, but from what I hear it sounds too teen romancey. I hate teen romance.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all her books
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Merfairy613 More than 1 year ago
A wonderful modern day fairy tale.
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