Student Book Review - Wish by Alexandra Bullen

Friday May 28, 2010

by Alexandra Bullen
January 12, 2010
Goodreads Summary: For broken-hearted Olivia Larsen, nothing can change the fact that her twin sister, Violet, is gone... until a mysterious, beautiful gown arrives on her doorstep. The dress doesn't just look magical; it is magical. It has the power to grant her one wish, and the only thing Olivia wants is her sister back.

With Violet again by her side, both girls get a second chance at life. And as the sisters soon discover, they have two more dresses-and two more wishes left. But magic can't solve everything, and Olivia is forced to confront her ghosts to learn how to laugh, love, and live again.

In a breathtaking debut from Alexandra Bullen, Wish asks the question: If you could have anything, what would you wish for? 

Student Review: Wish, Alexandra Bullen's debut novel is a must read. Miss Bullen tells a story about a brokenhearted seventeen-year-old girl named Olivia. When her sister Violet dies, Olivia's life falls apart. Her parents move across the country in an effort to hide from their memories. Now living in San Francisco Olivia makes no attempt to communicate with anyone until somehow a mysterious dress grants her wish to have Violet back (she comes back as a ghost that only Olivia can see.)

Violet tries to help Olivia as she adjusts to a new school and of course the drama ensues. The question is...can Olivia get past Violets death and make it on her own? Alexandra Bullen's novel shows a girl who is struggling to get on with life. What Olivia needs is a push...and where it comes from is a surprise. Slowly Olivia's life returns with friends and even a little romance!

This book asks the question "If you could have anything. What would you wish for?" Don't miss out on this book it is a great read!

8th grade


Nomes said...

great review! I'd better go and this to my wish list :)

Thanks for sharing