Monday, February 14, 2011

Wish by Joseph Monninger

Pages: 190
Publisher: Delacorte
Age Group: Middle Grade/Young Adult
Challenges: N/A
Release Date: November 9, 2010

Bee’s brother, Tommy, knows everything there is to know about sharks. He also knows that his life will be cut short by cystic fibrosis. And so does Bee.

That’s why she wants to make his wish-foundation-sponsored trip to swim with a great white shark an unforgettable memory.
But wishes don’t always come true. At least, not as expected. Only when Bee takes Tommy to meet a famous shark attack survivor and hard-core surfer does Tommy have the chance to live one day to the fullest.
And in the sun-kissed ocean off a California beach, Bee discovers that she has a few secret wishes of her own. . . .

Stars: 4/5
Cover: B+

Wish was an endearing, touching, and wonderful account of a girl with a younger brother that has cystic fibrosis. Before reading the book, I had no clue what the disease was, and I didn't know people even had it, and Wish really opened my eyes up to it. 

I thought this book was really cute. At first, it started out as Bee taking care of her brother. But then, she meets a boy who goes by the name of Little Brew, and the book gets an element of romance in it, too.

Wish held me attention until the last page.

The characters were the best part of the book. They were funny, sweet, and extremely likable.

I absolutely loved how much Bee cared about Tommy. She was such a great older sister, and it was obvious that she tried really hard to fill their mom's shoes. 

Joseph Monninger wrote a book that leaves you thinking about it for days with a pang in your heart. It's a very thought-provoking book, and it was sad to think that a lot of kids with Cystic Fibrosis (and even other diseases) don't have as awesome of an older sister as Bee.

The ending was fantastic! I liked that all of the loose ends were tied up, yet the book still left you wondering what would happen next.

I think the cover's cute. It's pretty, and the font looks really nice. :)

Lovely Line:
I looked at Tommy, who was laughing as hard as I had seen him laugh in a long time. And maybe wishes weren't something you hoped for, but instead something that found you. Tommy, Mom, and I were three specks in a big world, I thought, with sharks in the seas around us.
(Page 33)

The Final Verdict:
I think Wish is a book that people of all ages will enjoy. It has a great message, and is a fast, entertaining read.

FTC: Publisher.


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