Hello friends! Today I’m reviewing the book Wishful Thinking by Alexandra Bullen. I read a lot of YA fiction because it is a part of the genre I write. There are some books that make me want to bash my head in. Seriously, the same plot and the same love triangle over and over in each series. I can’t stand it. It makes me so angry that I want to write. Which I guess is a good thing. Yes, bad fiction makes me want to write something better. I sure hope I can. I don’t want any head bashing done on my behalf ;).
Wishful Thinking is a rare gem in YA. It was so refreshing to have a heroine that learns contentment and shows herself to be selfless. In the end it’s not all about her desires and it’s not all about romance. This book is about learning to accept who you are and helping others. Anywho, you have no idea what I’m talking about. So here’s the Amazon summary.
“If you could wish for a different life, would you? What if that life changed everything you thought was real?
Adopted as a baby, Hazel Hayes has always been alone. She’s never belonged anywhere–and has always yearned to know the truth about where she comes from. So when she receives three stunning, enchanted dresses–each with the power to grant one wish–Hazel wishes to know her mother. Transported to a time and place she couldn’t have imagined, Hazel finds herself living an alternate life–a life with the mother she never knew.
Over the course of one amazing, miraculous summer, Hazel finds her home, falls in love, and forms an unexpected friendship. But will her search to uncover her past forever alter her future?
In the heart-pounding, luminous sequel to WISH, Alexandra Bullen asks the question: If you could wish for a new life . . . would you?” ~Amazon Description
So…..wish granting dresses, an alternate life, and a big choice. I love it! I read all 242 pages in an evening. I couldn’t put it down. I’d rate this book PG for sure. It’s a great teen/ preteen read. It does deal with teen pregnancy and adoption but in a very tactful way. It’s truly a sweet story. If you check it out, please let me know what you think :).
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