Monday, March 14, 2011
Review: This book was a cute and light read. I liked the premise of the story and once I got into the story I really liked it. The first 50 or so pages are just build up and introducing the characters and their lives, which is a lot for a book that's less than 300 pages. However, once things got going they didn't slow down until the end. There were a few inconsistent things throughout the book that kind of bugged me. Each new wish would be such a big deal and then it would just kind of go away so she could deal with the next problem. I like the overall message of people changing as they get older which is the main theme in many aspects of the story.
I didn't necessarily love any of the characters. Kayla was probably my favorite though because she seemed to have changed a lot by the end of the novel. Ben and Nicole were pretty cool characters as well. They both were a big part of the plot and I also changed by the end of the book. They all came across as average teenagers with realistic problems (apart from all the wishes).
Overall, I think anyone who wants a cute, light and fun book to read should pick this one up. As long as you don't over analyze the details it's a really great read. I think it can be enjoyed by teens and younger kids as well.