Griffin Penshine's story is the kind that you just CAN'T put down; I read it in less than two days. Who knew that 11 stolen wishes could make up such an extraordinary story? This soon to be middle schooler made seven good wishes, and then became a wish stealer. I found her journey to return the stolen wishes and no longer be a wish stealer exciting and adventurous. This Newbery contender defininitely grabs your attention! The judges will have to decide if it holds up to multiple readings, but in the mean time I recommend it to both boys and girls who like books with magic in them.