Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Review: You Wish

You Wish by Mandy Hubbard
published by Razorbill
$8.99 (paperback)
Genre: YA
284 pages

FTC: I bought this book. I will not be compensated for reviewing this book.

What it's about:
1 wish
2 girls who love the same boy
14 days to stop the madness!

Kayla McHanry is having the worst sweet sixteenth birthday ever! And it's not just because she's cynical. It's hard to have a good time when you're secretly in love with your best friend's boyfriend.
Just before Kayla blows out her candles, she thinks: I wish all my birthday wishes actually came true. Because they never freakin' do.
The next morning, Kayla wakes up and sees a life-sized, bright pink My Little Pony outside her window. The following day, a year's supply of gumballs arrives. Then, an oddly plastic-looking boy named Ken shows up in a convertible and starts following her around everywhere!
Each day, another wish from her childhood comes true. But... they MUST STOP.
Because when she was 15? Kayla wished Ben Mackenzie would kiss her. And Ben is her best friend's boyfriend.

My thoughts:
The voice of Kayla in this story is great. I loved the way she talked, thought, and acted. I now plan on going and reading everything Mandy Hubbard wrote because I loved the writing so much.
The plot was also great. Having all your wishes come true sounds like a horrible thing and a great life quote. I know I've heard quotes like that "the worst thing that could happen to you is having everything you wish for come true." I don't know who said it but it's completely true. I couldn't wait to see what wish was going to happen to Kayla next. It got better and better with each one. I know it had me thinking about what I wished for and knowing that I shared some of the same things as Kayla (who didn't want to be Barbie at one point in time?)
To sum up, this book is amazing! It's going in my must read section.

my rating: 10/10


  1. Thanks for this review! I really need to buy this book now :D


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