Friday, May 20, 2016
Wish by Barbara O'Connor
I read an ARC and really enjoyed this book. It follows Charlie, a young girl who is sent to live with her aunt and uncle after her father is put back in jail and her mother sort of checks-out. Charlie is a pro at making wishes, and she know countless ways to make a wish. She takes every opportunity to make her wish - of course, we are not told what the wish is. We can only guess.
While living with her aunt and uncle, she reluctantly makes a friend, Howard. Everyone should be lucky enough to have a friend like Howard in their lives. I think he was my favorite character because he does so much to help Charlie, and he never turns his back on her even though she makes some mistakes along the way.
Charlie slowly begins to learn what family is all about. With the help of her aunt, uncle, Howard, and a four-legged friend, Wishbone she begins to see that she might just have everything she needs.
I highly recommend this book.