Sunday, May 1, 2011
Book 35 - You Wish
My thirty-fifth book was You Wish by Mandy Hubbard. She is one of my favorite authors and I was really excited when I found this book at Barnes and Noble last year. This is the second time I've read it and it was just as good as the first time. Kayla is an outsider at school. Her family has fallen apart after her father left, with her brother spending all of his time away from home and her mother becoming obsessed with her party planning business. So obsessed that, instead of listening to Kayla's pleas to just go out to eat as a family, she throws her a huge party, decorated completely in pink, and invites all of her clients. Just when Kayla thinks things can't get any more embarrassing, her mother forces her to make a wish. Kayla wishes that all of her birthday wishes would come true. The next day, she wakes up to find a pink pony in her backyard. The day after that, her room is filled with thousands of gumballs. The third day, she finds one of her dolls has come to life. She then realizes that all of her previous birthday wishes are coming true. She also knows she has to stop it before her fifteenth birthday wish comes true. Because, when she turned fifteen, she wished that a boy named Ben would kiss her. And that boy just so happens to be dating her best friend.