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As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

Release Date: August 25, 2009
Published: Harper Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 304
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Interest: author

Ever since Viola’s boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—to have someone love her again, and, more importantly, to belong again—until one day she inadvertently summons a genie out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes.

But Viola is terrified of wishing, afraid she won't wish for the right thing, the thing that will make her truly happy. As the two spend time together, Jinn can’t deny that he’s slowly falling for Viola. But it’s only after Viola makes her first wish that she realizes she’s in love with Jinn as well…and that if she makes her final two wishes, he will disappear from her life—and her world—forever.
I’ve admired Jackson as a writer before I even read her novel. And now that I’ve actually read one of her novels, the admiration continues. She’s a genius. Funny, off the wall, talented writer.

I loved Viola. I saw so much of myself in her, it was scary. Remembering how it feels to be absolutely invisible, and not even being able to see yourself clearly. Very real teen characters, dealing with even more realistic situations, you know, despite the whole magical aspect.

As You Wish is a light and fun read, but at the same time it’s very thought provoking. That so me is what made it so great. I just thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s one of those books that I wouldn’t mind reading again and again.

Exceptional characters, exceptional plot, exception writing. I can’t wait to get my hands on Jackson’s next novel.

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As You Wish by Jackson Pearce + young adult