YA - Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 2010 by Razorbill
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YOU WISH is a cute, quick read with more smarts than the sweet pink cover or Disney-esque premise suggest. When Kayla’s birthday wishes, ranging from a pink pony to increased cup size, start coming true, you won’t want to stop reading.
Kayla McHenry’s sweet sixteen sucks! Her dad left, her grades dropped, and her BFF is dating the boy Kayla’s secretly loved for years. Blowing out her candles, Kayla thinks: I wish my birthday wishes actually came true. Because they never freakin’ do.
Kayla wakes the next day to a life-sized, bright pink My Little Pony outside her window. Then a year’s supply of gumballs arrives. A boy named Ken with a disturbing resemblance to the doll of the same name stalks her. As the ghosts of Kayla’s wishes-past appear, they take her on a wild ride . . . but they MUST STOP. Because when she was fifteen? She wished Ben Mackenzie would kiss her. And Ben is her best friend’s boyfriend.
Sixteen-year-old Kayla is a neurotic, witty narrator with parental problems, a crush on the wrong guy and a strained relationship with her BFF. She’s a down-to-earth relatable girl with plenty of struggles, and just enough sass to see her through.
YOU WISH is light and fluffy with heart. The giant pile of gumballs, the real life Ken doll and every other wish will take you on a wild, crazy ride full of unexpected twists. It’s the perfect weekend read when you’re up for giggling the afternoon away with every turn of the page.