Bistro Book Club

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison (2 reviews)


Reader Ellie G.
Age 14
Author Janette Rallison
Title Just One Wish
Publisher the Penguin group
Publication date 2009
My review: Months ago when Annika Truman found out that her 6 year old brother Jeremy had cancer it tore her family apart. Not in the day preceding her brother’s surgery that could save of take his life she finds her self scrambling to hold on to any scrap of hope that he will make it out alive. After offering her brother 2 wishes from her imaginary Genie she finds her self in Hollywood trying to convince an extremely famous and not to mention kind of cute actor to come meet her brother as his favorite super hero. This book carries a narrative that is upbeat, silly and compelling all at the same time. As I read this book I felt the best thing the author did was create characters that reached out to both the sympathetic and humorous side of readers. She created a set of characters that were eccentric but believable and they laid the foundation of the story. If I had to rate this book it would defiantly be a nine to a ten just because of the way she made her story so powerful to it’s readers. I would recommend this book to all teens boy or grill but especially those will a younger brother.
Would you nominate this book for an award yes
How much do you read? I read all the time
Quality 4Q Better than most
Popularity 4P Broad general teen appeal
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Reader: Logan S
Age: 14
Library: Bistro Book Club
Title: Just One Wish
Author: Jenette Rallison
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Pub. Date 2009
Galley? Yes
Would you like to nominate this book for Teens’ Top Ten? Yes
If yes, what makes this book special enough to be nominated for Teens’ Top Ten? The story itself
What did you like or not like about the cover? Did the cover reflect the contents? I love the cover, I have no specifics about it, but I loved it.
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book. The story was gripping this is certainly a must-read.
Were you disappointed with the book for any reason? If so, what was disappointing? No.
Did you finish the book Yes
How would you rate this book? 5 Hard to imagine a better book
Please write a short annotation for this book if you think it should be on the Teens Top Ten List.
Additional Comments (Please type or paste your review here) Just One Wish is the story of Annika Truman, who stalks celebrities for her little brother, that is, her little brother Jeremy (who has a brain tumor) wants to meet Teen Robin Hood, So, Annika travels to Hollywood to find him. This book is gripping I sat down to read it and didn’t stand back up until I was done; this book is worth reading again and again

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Rallison Just One Wish Penguin Group 2009 It is idealistic, and yet realistic. It appeals to many who normally don't like this sort of book. I really did not like the cover. It's not really a chick flick and yet the cover makes it look like one. Nominate? No. Andrea F. 16

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