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Friday, August 6, 2010

You Wish by Mandy Hubbard

Released: August 5, 2010
Publisher: Razorbill
Rated: YA
Buy You Wish here

Kayla McHenry’s sweet sixteen sucks! Her dad left, her grades dropped, and her BFF is dating the boy Kayla’s secretly loved for years. Blowing out her candles, Kayla thinks: I wish my birthday wishes actually came true. Because they never freakin’ do.

Kayla wakes the next day to a life-sized, bright pink My Little Pony outside her window. Then a year’s supply of gumballs arrives. A boy named Ken with a disturbing resemblance to the doll of the same name stalks her. As the ghosts of Kayla’s wishes-past appear, they take her on a wild ride . . . but they MUST STOP. Because when she was fifteen? She wished Ben Mackenzie would kiss her. And Ben is her best friend’s boyfriend.

What I thought:

I was expecting a nice light story to keep me entertained for a while, but this exceeded all expectation. It was a barrel of laughs, I couldn't stop laughing as each new wish appeared and how much it screwed with Kayla.  This was definitely a book I picked out because of the cover (I just love it) and I'm glad I took a chance on it.

While it was funny, it didn't make joke out of what happens as friends start to come into their own and I liked that it didn't make fun of it. That it has some seriousness when it came to the strife between Kayla and Nicole. I was sad that she couldn't fall back on Nicole when all her wishes started to destroy the life she knew, but I was glad that it seemed to be resolved.

I liked how I got to see Kayla grow up in a few days following her birthday. Seeing how something she wished for when she was seven was just what she needed in this moment. Very well written. This is definitely a keeper.  I am excited to read more from Mandy.

I gave it 5 stars!


Lisa_Gibson said...

I'm so anxious to read this. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. THanks for the great review!
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Must Love Books said...

Oh! I'm glad you liked it. I just bought it yesterday and I hadn't really heard anything about it so I didn't know what to expect.

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