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Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wish by Alexandra Bullen
Hope P., 14 11/4/2009 3:26:55 PM
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book: Olivia Larson was a very real girl going through a very real hardship with a little unreal help. It was definantly a pulling read, and that made it very compelling.
Rating? 4 Better than most
Additional Comments/ Review: Olivia Larson has to live with something most teens would shudder to think about: the death of her twin sister. They had been inseperable since birth, doing everything together, going everywhere together. But one summer that all changed. Olivia's parents decide to move to San Fransico, leaving behind everything Olivia ever knew. She tries to make friends, but it's not easy. Everyone learns about her sister Violet's death, and then they have no idea how to react. Her mother tries to make her fit in. One night she tells everyone she's bringing Olivia to an office party. Olivia has nothing to wear (isn't that a comman thing with girls?) so she does something she never thought she'd do. She takes one of her sister's dresses to a dressmakers to be fixed. The dressmaker, a mysterious girl named Posey, agrees to fix the dress. But the dress Olivia gets in return is not Violet's dress. It is a strange black dress with a silver butterfly on it. Olivia no choice but to wear it. After an aweful evening, she whispers "I wish I had my sister back." The butterfly seems to fly off her dress and into the night. As you can imagine, Olivia is pretty freaked out. Imagine how much more freaked out she is when she wakes up to find her wish come true.....in a sense. (Don't worry, this all happens in the first few chapters, I'm not giving anything major away.) This book was full of paradoxes. For example, it was funny, but sad at the same time. The story line is fantistical, but seems as if it could happen in real life. I loved this book. I think anyone, boy or girl, young or old will enjoy it. That said, I have to admit there were a few unnessecary words and a few bottles of underage beer. Othere then those slight mars, this was a beautifully touching book.
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