As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

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I spotted this book in Barnes and Noble a fw months ago and had been putting it off ever since. My to-be-read pile was just getting so big, I almost forgot about it until this past weekend.

What would you wish for if you had the chance to make one wish that affected the rest of your life? Eldon lives in Madison, a small town in the middle of nowhere, hiding a special secret. Once you turn 18 years old, you get the ability to make one wish. Everyone spends their whole childhood trying to figure out what to wish for. Problem is, Eldon has no idea what to wish for. His sister was unforuntaley hit by a car, so does he wish for her life back? Does he wish for all the money in the world to help her and his family? Does he wish for his girlfriend back? Does he make another personal wish? He spends most of the time in the book learning about other peoples wishes throughout the town to better help him decide which wish to make.

I was glued to this book the entire time I was reading it. I will admit though, I figured out his wish 25% of the way through. I didn’t cheat and read the ending, so I was still intrigued by the story and kept reading on. I LOVED the back stories about other people’s wishes and why they wished for what they did. That was probably my favorite part. Sedoti did such a beautiful job showing the emotion through each person as they made their wish. It’s a huge decision for each person and the book showed the effects of that wish on the person and on the town itself. I freaking loved this book regardless of the predicitablity and I never wanted it to end.

5/5 Stars

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