Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Just One Wish

Just One Wish
Janette Rallison

Putnam Juvenile
March 5, 2009
272 pages
ages 12 and up's sales rank as of 7-25: #77,443 in Books

from the publisher:
Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows about the power of positive thinking. With a little brother who has cancer, it’s all she ever hears about. And in order to help Jeremy, she will go to the ends of the earth (or at least as far as Hollywood) to help him believe he can survive his upcoming surgery.

But Annika’s plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him any wish throws her a curve ball when he unexpectedly wishes that his television idol would visit him. Annika suddenly finds herself in the desperate predicament of getting access to a hunky star actor and convincing him to come home with her. Piece of cake, right?

Janette Rallison’s proven talent for laugh-out-loud humor, teen romance, and deep-hearted storytelling shines in a novel that will have readers laughing and crying at the same time.

I added a book to my wish list and this came up as one of those "people who have stuff similar to your wish list also liked". Well the cover of this one couldn't have been more different then the one I was looking at so I checked it out. What did I think? Well...I think it is written for a younger, young adult audience. For someone who believes that it is possible to bluff their way onto a movie studio lot. But I also think we should all read it just to restore our sense of wonder and maybe reset our priorities. I cried but not a lot. I wanted to shake Annika and Madison, yell at Steve and the parents. Sometimes I wanted to yell at Jeremy then hug him close.

sigh, and I didn't want it to end just yet.

This is a quick, fun read and if you read young adult you should enjoy it. I checked Just One Wish out of the library and will try the author's other stuff but don't think I'll be purchasing any of her titles at this time.

and just as an FYI, Annika lives in Henderson, which is outside of Las Vegas so "all the way to Hollywood" really isn't that far.

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