As You Wish

As You Wish

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Madison is a small town in the Mojave desert on the road between nothing and nowhere. The town has a secret: in Madison, everyone can make one wish on their eighteenth birthday-- and that wish always comes true. Eldon has seen how wishing has hurt the people around him. His parents' marriage is strained, his sister is a virtual ghost in their house, his ex-girlfriend is dating his ex-friend.... Now he has only twenty-five days to figure out what to wish for-- and the rest of his life to live with the consequences.
Publisher: Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Fire, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781492642312
1492642312
Characteristics: 417 pages ; 22 cm

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VidishaG
Jun 03, 2019

An interesting concept with good execution. I liked this book!

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twhitehead24
Jan 16, 2018

Be careful what you wish for or the consequences could be devastating. For Eldon, who approaches his 18th birthday, he has no idea for what he is going to wish. For folks in Madison, 18th birthday is the big one in more than one, their wishes come true. As with most narcissistic teenagers, they think about the now and the heck with the consequences. Eldon is a selfish jock who is trying to make sense of his situation at home, with his sister, his best friend, teammates, and girls. He has seen the consequences of many wishes and wants to make sure he gets it right. With the wish, wording is everything. I liked the way the story unfolded, you see the jock, you see the sensible side, you see the sensitive side, and you see the bad boy side, but the story comes to an ending that will surprise you. I will be recommending this book to students at our high school as I always tell many of them to be careful for what they wish. Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire, NetGalley, and Ms. Sedoti for an ARC of this book which no way sways my review.

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darladoodles
Jan 06, 2018

A big thank you to Edelweiss and Sourcebooks Fire for an ARC of this book. I also want to thank Bookish First for publishing an excerpt which piqued my interest in As You Wish.

In Madison, Nevada, you get one wish when you turn eighteen. What you wish for has a huge impact on your life after and also on the lives of those around you. As Eldon Wilkes draws closer to his eighteenth birthday, everyone wants to know what he will wish for. As Eldon's birthday looms ever nearer, we watch him chapter by chapter as he approaches that critical point in his life.

Be careful what you wish for could not shine more clearly than through this thought-provoking story. For Madison residents, their wish is their god. So many make their wish and then realize that they did not know what was best for them after all. The book is filled with stories of former wish makers and the unexpected consequences of their wish and how their life is not what they expected. The happiest person in the book is Norie who has been engaged in an earnest although misguided search for the real God.

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VidishaG
Jun 03, 2019

VidishaG thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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