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The wish
Gail Carson Levine
Children's Fiction LEVINE

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Anna said:
A gawky, unpopular girl is granted a wish from a mysterious woman on the bus. The girl wishes to be popular, with unexpected consequences. Plot - The plot was unoriginal, but executed well. 3/5 Characters - The characters were flat, mostly because of the author's way of handling 1st person writing. 1/5 Writing style - I enjoy 1st person fiction, but Ms. Levine has never handled this style of writing well. The book was probably the worst example of this. 1/5 Content - The book was written for a younger audience, but the content surprised and appalled me greatly. The characters are in 8th grade, but two are in almost in constant physical contact, mostly in the form of kissing. The main character is deceptive and selfish, although she does change over the course of the story. The morality of the characters was shallow at best. I was not impressed at all. 1/5 Overall - Not a book I would recommend, especially for younger children. If you want to read a good book by this author, read "The Two Sisters of Bamarre."
posted Jul 3, 2011 at 2:43PM
Anna said:
A gawky, unpopular girl is granted a wish from a mysterious woman on the bus. The girl wishes to be popular, with unexpected consequences. Plot - The plot was unoriginal, but executed well. 3/5 Characters - The characters were flat, mostly because of the author's way of handling 1st person writing. 1/5 Writing style - I enjoy 1st person fiction, but Ms. Levine has never handled this style of writing well. The book was probably the worst example of this. 1/5 Content - The book was written for a younger audience, but the content surprised and appalled me greatly. The characters are in 8th grade, but two are in almost in constant physical contact, mostly in the form of kissing. The main character is deceptive and selfish, although she does change over the course of the story. The morality of the characters was shallow at best. I was not impressed at all. 1/5 Overall - Not a book I would recommend, especially for younger children. If you want to read a good book by this author, read "The Two Sisters of Bamarre."
posted Jul 3, 2011 at 2:43PM
CuriousReader said:
In this book, a old lady offers a wish to Wilma. Since she doesn’t have any friends she asks to be the most popular kid at her school, Claverford. But graduation is soon, and she won’t be popular anymore. This book is pretty interesting, and I rate it four stars.
posted Jul 7, 2013 at 12:00PM
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main characters Wilma Sturtz
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Picked on; unpopular; nerdy; eighth grader; an old woman grants her wish to be the most popular girl at her school.
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