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The Wish Book Review

The Wish is a 2000 children’s novel by Gail Carson Levine, a Newbery Honor-winning author of Ella Enchanted. The story follows Wilma, who wants to become the most popular girl at Claverford school. Unfortunately, she forgets that she is moving to a new school in three weeks. Fortunately, her wish comes true and she becomes the most popular girl in Claverford, and the entire school starts to cheer for her.

Maggie Dawes, a young photographer, is struggling with her illness and has no choice but to face the inevitable. Her family is broken and she is alone, but she finds solace in the love of her life with her best friend, Wishbone. The two form a close bond and share a love for animals, but they can’t seem to get along. This book is a poignant tale of love and loss, and the plot is a compelling one.

This novel has been hailed by several critics and won the Pulitzer Prize for best middle grade novel. It’s a touching story about two siblings who find each other in a strange and unexpected place. The ending of the novel is a tamer one, but it doesn’t lose its heartache or charm. It’s a perfect read for parents and children alike. A must-read for middle-grade readers, The Wish is a moving story about self-acceptance and the power of first love.