As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
AR Reading Level: 4.7
On the library stacks: YA Fiction
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Poor Viola. Her boyfriend came out of the closet, and now that he's her best friend things just aren't the same. At least when she had a boyfriend, Viola felt like she belonged somewhere, or at least to someone. But now she feels alone and adrift in the world of high school. Her single wish to belong is so powerful that her own personal Jinn shows up to grant her three wishes.
Viola takes her sweet time deciding on her wishes, frustrating Jinn to no end. And of course, when she starts making her wishes, she realizes that they just might not be all that they are cracked up to be.
This is a cute, sweet book that's easily read in an evening. While there is certainly a fantasy element, it's not too overpowering for those leery of the genre. The romantic development in the storyline is particularly fun. I closed the book with a satisfied smile on my face.
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