Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
Wish (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016) by Barbara O’Connor pulls on the heart strings!
Charlie Reese has been sent away from her home in Raleigh to live with an aunt and uncle she doesn’t know in a “sorry excuse for a town” called Colby. And as her best friend, Alvina, told her, she’s going to school with hillbilly kids. Charlie doesn’t want to be here, doesn’t want to stay here, and definitely isn’t going to like it here. She wishes on everything. But an unexpected friend, a stray dog, and love make her change her wish.
This book was a New York Times Bestseller, Junior Library Guild Selection, American Booksellers Association Best Books of the Year, 2016 Parents Choice Gold Award, Nerdy Book Club Award 2016, and SCBWI Crystal Kite Award 2017 winner.
Read about this award-winning author here and check out her current books here. I recommended her How to Steal a Dog book here.
9 thoughts on “Wish”
Oh that cover, so beautiful. Sounds like a heartwrencher too. Happy MMGM
I loved this story! And the cover is gorgeous. It is a book that is easy to read and filled with new experiences.
Great to see it receive some more publicity.
I love the cover too! I love stories with dogs. It sounds so sweet.
Also a fan of this story. I smiled when seeing the cover again. Thanks for giving “Wish” a little more love in the blogging community.
Barbara O’Connor is a master at this sort of story. Great recommendation.
Oh, my, that cover is so inviting! I want to read this. It sounds like a sweet one. Thanks for telling me about it.
I love this cover and have read the book. My students enjoyed this one too. I have one student who has read it three times this year. I love that she connected with a story so much. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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