Saturday, April 9, 2011

Readathon Book Review: You Wish by Mandy Hubbard

Kayla's party planner mother throws her a sweet 16 birthday she doesn't even want, complete with a super expensive pink cake.  When it comes time to make a wish, Kayla wishes that her birthday wishes would come true.  And then they do ... with hilarious results.

This is a fun, frothy read that mostly hits the right notes.  I loved how perfectly the various wishes Kayla made over her years of birthdays fit into the narrative (though the pink pony wore out his/her welcome pretty quickly) and the idea of Raggedy Ann coming to life was brill!  In fact, Ann was probably my favorite character of all.  Though there were a lot of wacky, over the top scenes, there was also a definite heart behind it all.  Aww!

Find out more about the book at the author's website.


The Slowest Bookworm said...

Sounds like a great summer read. Good luck with your readathon.

bermudaonion said...

That sounds adorable!

Charlotte said...

I have been meaning to find this one--thanks for the reminder!

Kate said...

I'm here to cheer you on!

Read that book,
Flip that page,
24 Hour Readathon
Is all the rage!

Michelle said...

I think it's the wacky that made me like it so much. It was just so out there and absurd. Besides, how can you go wrong with a pink pony?