Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Wish Stealers

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.

Rating:  *****


  1. I happened to stumble across your blog today. Nice work getting through all of the Newbery books. Some of them are hard to get through and just....bleh. As a middle school aged avid reader myself, I think it's pretty admirable. I've only read about 13 of the Newberys(or would that be Newberies??) myself. Anyway, if you ever need any reading suggestions, look my way.

  2. Kat,
    Thanks for coming to my blog! Some of the Newberys (I usually spell it ys, but I'm not sure) ARE really hard to get through, but it was worth it. Right now I'm pretty busy with books (I just got a new request to read a manuscript), but I might need your help later on. There are so many good books that it is sometimes hard to decide which one to read!
    PS your blog looks great