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The Wish List (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

The Wish List (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Eoin Colfer
 

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Eoin Colfer has made millions of fans around the world with his much-loved character, Artemis Fowl, the star of his hugely best-selling series. Now, in a beautifully written novel that is already breaking records in his native Ireland, Colfer introduces readers to a lovable but troubled heroine, who has been given the opportunity for a special kind of redemption. Meg

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Eoin Colfer has made millions of fans around the world with his much-loved character, Artemis Fowl, the star of his hugely best-selling series. Now, in a beautifully written novel that is already breaking records in his native Ireland, Colfer introduces readers to a lovable but troubled heroine, who has been given the opportunity for a special kind of redemption. Meg Finn is in trouble-unearthly trouble. Cast out of her home by her stepfather after her mother's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. But after her latest stunt, finding a place to sleep is the least of her worries. Belch, her partner in crime, has gotten her involved in the attempted robbery of an elderly man, Lowrie McCall. And things go horribly wrong. After an accidental explosion, Meg's spirit is flung into limbo, and a race begins between the demonic and the divine to win her soul. Irreverent, hilarious, and touchingly hopeful, The Wish List takes readers on a journey of second chances, where joy is found in the most unexpected places.

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The Irish author who created the criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl returns with this heavenly, stand-alone book about a girl out to save her eternal soul. With his knack for suspenseful plot twists and intriguing characters, Eoin Colfer tells the spirited tale of young Meg Finn, a girl who is accidentally killed by her partner-in-crime during a burglary. Fortunately for Meg's soul, one last-minute act of kindness rescues her from being sent through the tunnel directly to hell; after winding up in limbo instead, the girl's spirit returns to earth in the hope of eventually going through "the Pearlies." To make the heavenly cut, Meg goes to the aid of the elderly Lowrie McCall, a down-and-out bloke who has four wishes on his list before he dies. Sound simple? It would be, but the trouble is, the bad boy downstairs has an eye out for Meg's soul, too, and he's sent a "Soul Man" -- a vicious dog-boy creature, who happens to be Meg's deceased murderer -- to retrieve it. Colfer's energetic romp through heaven, hell, and all Irish points in between is a blissful trip. Even though The Wish List doesn't have the in-depth, magical, hi-tech lingo that the Artemis books are known for, it does have its share of cool gadgets and otherworldly hijinks that will keep fans turning pages. A quick read that'll just keep you thirsty for more from Colfer. Matt Warner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781417626427
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

EOIN COLFER is a former elementary school teacher who became a publishing phenomenon with the New York Times bestsellers Artemis Fowl and Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident. Previously, he has written several other bestsellers in Ireland, including The Wish List.


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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland
Date of Birth:
May 14, 1965
Place of Birth:
Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Education:
Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987
Website:
http://www.eoincolfer.com

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The Wish List 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 137 reviews.
I_read_books More than 1 year ago
I love all of Mr. Colfer's books, but this may have been my favorite! I really liked the plot--it was simple and easy, yet fun and exciting, and I like the way the story turned out, and the realism behind it. It was very funny, and the characters were believable, and I would definitely read it again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, lot of action, and well written. A creative idea. In the begining, it may seem a little confusing, but you'll catch on write away. I liked the characters, and the conclusion. Others will too. It is about a girl who commited crime, and when she dies she is in between heaven and hell. The girl, Meg, must help and old man complete his Wish List, but its not as simple as it seems..........
hukid More than 1 year ago
Eion Colfer, The Wish List is a bittersweet book about doing the right thing for people that like fantasy. The wish list takes place in a town called Dublin. The main character is Meg Finn in Eion Colfer's, The Wish List. Meg Finn is a ghost after a gas tank explosion. She wasn't good enough to go to heaven but wasn't bad enough to go to hell. Meg goes back to the real world as a ghost and tries to make herself a better person. Meg helps an old guy named Lowrie McCall that she tried to rob when she was alive. Will Meg make it to heaven or will she go to hell or maybe she will do absolutely nothing and stay in the middle? Eion Colfer's readers from all around will love the wish list because of its amazing parts about respect, love, and life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have ever read. I know if you read it , it will be your favorite book to. This book is showing with God ALL things are possible.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is sooo good! I'd been waiting for it for a long time, and found it in the used bookstore I haunt. You really get attatched to the characters and can't wait to see the outcome of the story.. I'd reccomend this book to anyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is gonna be awesome£! I cannot wait!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, another book form Eion Colfer, I love his books. I still hope that there is a fourth in the Artemis Fowl series. I can't wait to read The Wish List.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Wist List is funny and exciting! I recomend it to everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book completely blew my mind and helped me stretch my imagination. At times it was a bit confusing, but if I kept reading it all came together. I totally recomend this book to preteens and up. My mother also loved this book so definatly a good book for adults to! I know yu wil love this book as much as I did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is probably one of the best books I have ever read and that's saying something because I have read over a million books. If I had to to pick on what shelf it would be on it would probably be on the same as Artemis Fowl.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book a little confusing at some parts. Grade leavle 6 and up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the book some time ago and i got abuot a third thourgh it and shabam it all just went to pieces it wouldnt open and i never got to the end. I will find out tough
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is easily my second favorite book. Colfer pulls readers in with a unique plot. The first scene is a litttle intense. I would recommend this book to people who like a bitter sweet ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book`s sample really makes me want to buy it but my mom is stalling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yup. Get it. It is a seriously awesome book.
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I loved it. Yet again, Eoin Colfer shows us that the bonds of friendship can tie any two together, no matter what. Thank you Eoin, and I hope you all enjoy this book. Absolutely wonderful.
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