✓ You Wish Ð Download by » Mandy Hubbard What would you do if all the birthday wishes you ve ever made in your life come true Me I d probably be a 5 9 genius billionaire actress married to Daniel Radcliffe I had weird wishes ambitious, but weird. Kayla McHenry had eccentric wishes of her own and when her 16th birthday came she got the surprise of her life She had a real life My Little Pony, a Raggedy Ann bff, and a Ken doll boyfriend to name a few Her crazy and all out hilarious scenarios were a good reading experience I did like the self realization Kayla reached at the end, not only did it make me reflect on my own personal growth but it made me rejoice in the individual that I have become In the book I didn t like Nicole all that much I mean it was go I wish my birthday wishes actually came true Because they never freakin do. Don t know about you, but I remember being very silly while making a wish for my birthdays. A barbie alike friend Totally me A room full of chocolate and other sweets Oh, boy I might still want to make this wish Add some ice cream and some MMs and please make it true PA kiss from my crush You bet Big boobs Ha haa, that too I remember wishing for a Saylor Moon costume in fact Jupiter was my favorite, so a Sailor Jupiter costume , and a tree house I still want that , I remember falling in love with Leonardo DiCaprio after watching Titanic and totally dreaming about him if there was no birthday wish about him, I might have asked Santa in a letter LOL. So what if all my birthday wishes came to life in this particular moment Would it be fun Well, yeah, for you it would probably be, for me ahh not so much So this bo Kayla McHenry S Sweet Sixteen Sucks Her Dad Left, Her Grades Dropped, And Her BFF Is Dating The Boy Kayla S Secretly Loved For Years Blowing Out Her Candles, Kayla Thinks I Wish My Birthday Wishes Actually Came True Because They Never Freakin Do Kayla Wakes The Next Day To A Life Sized, Bright Pink My Little Pony Outside Her Window Then A Year S Supply Of Gumballs Arrives A Boy Named Ken With A Disturbing Resemblance To The Doll Of The Same Name Stalks Her As The Ghosts Of Kayla S Wishes Past Appear, They Take Her On A Wild Ride But They MUST STOP Because When She Was Fifteen She Wished Ben Mackenzie Would Kiss Her And Ben Is Her Best Friend S Boyfriend Be careful what You Wish for. I read this synopsis and immediately put a hold on it at the library I thought it sounded original and hilarious I had high hopes for it, so as soon as I picked it up, I dove into it. And that s when it started to go downhill. Let me say first off, overall, I found this book enjoyable However, it just did not live up to the expectations I had after reading the synopsis The main character, Kayla, wasn t very likeable in my opinion She has this whole cynical grunge thing going on which I would have identified with if I had read this in middle school, but now I just found it annoying The guy she was interested in didn t have great appeal to me, and when I read a romance story, I want to be in love with the person that my heroine is in love with And I just wasn t Kayla s best friend was alright, but I never felt like her charact You Wish is an addictive, wild and quirky read that cleverly manages to explore some meaningful themes under the madness. You Wish was always unexpected anything could happen with the wishes and the way they cropped up in Kayla s life was so creative It really felt like Mandy Hubbard had a blast while writing this, letting her imagination go wild She wreaked havoc on poor Kayla with so many cringe worthy and hilarious situations. Despite the craziness of the wishes it did have me thinking about things I ve wished for and reminded me of that lovely innocence and make believe of childhood At it s core it s a classic coming of age story Kayla is in a swirl of her childhood wishes while watching others around her growing up and changing including her best friend who suddenly blossoms and is leaving Kayla behind for the popular crowd. As a protag, Kayla is very relatable she is confi Looking at the cover of this book which is pretty much in pink , I thought it would all be about a young girl and her childish adventures And in some way, I was actually right But it was deeper than that So much deeper. You Wish is about the whirlwind of events in Kayla McHenry s life just because of her Sweet Sixteen s birthday wish which in turn made her past birthday wishes come true well actually, not all, only 14, it surely doesn t include her wish when she was one Now she has to go through 2 weeks with one birthday wish coming to life each day She encounters a pony, gum balls, a doll named Ann, Barbie s Ken and so much but she has to undo all of these before what she fears the most will happen kissing Ben, her bestfriend Nicoles s boyfriend. Although it seemed to me that Kayla would just be reliving her childho 3. 5 starsBrief summary Kayla is a bit of misfit, cynical and disenchanted When her sixteenth birthday party is a disaster, she makes a wish that all her wishes actually would come true Each day for the next two weeks she receives one of her past birthday wishes These include everything from suddenly knowing perfect Italian to having the ability to turn into a mermaid Kayla lives in fear of her final wish coming true, the one she made on her 15th birthday that Ben would kiss her Ben is her best friend Nicole s boyfriend and the boy Kayla has been secretly in love with for years As the wishes wreak havoc with her life, she wonders if she even still has a best friend In addition, she is fast becoming an outcast at school, and she s fighting with her mother In the end, the wishes do finally disappear, but
Not only is You Wish charming, heartbreaking, and hilarious, it s also one of those books you literally cannot put down It s definitely a book I m going to reread again and again I loved every moment It s absolutely wonderful. My Thoughts I first saw this book months ago Probably the moment it was put up on I knew I had to read it and it would be one of my most anticipated books of 2010 We meet Kayla who is just a normal girl, not popular and not unpopular, just like most teenage girls they are just themselves and fit in a little bit of everywhere I could instantly identify with her She has a best friend since forever and than there is the super dreamy guy named Ben she s madly in love with Of course he also happened to start dating her best friend Nobody but Kayla knows about her feelings for him Nothing can just be easy for her Her dad left, her mom s always busy, her brother is annoying, her best friend is acting weird, and the guy she has her eyes on is dating someone else On her 16th birthday her mom throws her a party and she blows out the candles Sh
Mandy Hubbard is the author of PRADA PREJUDICE and YOU WISH, both novels for teens now in stores In 2011, her releases include BUT I LOVE HIM written as Amanda Grace and RIPPLE She is also a literary agent for D4EO Literary Agency For information, visit her website.