Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wish by Alexandra Bullen

Bullen, Alexandra Wish, 336 p. Point (Scholastic), January 2010. $17.99. Language: PG-13 (13 swears, 1 “f”). Ever since her twin sister died, Olivia has lived in a funk – her own and the one hovering over her mom and dad. Now, after spring break, Olivia finds herself in a new school, all the way across the country in San Francisco. But fate has plans for Olivia, in the form of a magic dress. And with one wish, Violet is back in her life – as a ghostly presence that only Olivia can see. Romance and heartbreak may exist side by side as Olivia tries to find her way – and a way to stand alone. From the cover and title, I thought Wish was going to be some fairy godmothery fairy tale. While some elements of that sort may be present, this story is, instead about grief and family and love. Your girl-book crowd will love this one. MS, HS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

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