I finished reading You Wish by Mandy Hubbard on my plane flight to Las Vegas on Friday night. The review was for an Around the World Tour.
Kayla McHenry’s sweet sixteenth 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. And a boy named Ken with a disturbing resemblance to the doll of 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 15? She wished Ben Mackenzie would kiss her.
And Ben is her best friend's boyfriend.
You Wish is a cute fantasy story. It got me thinking about what would happen if I got all of my birthday wishes. I know that the ones during my teenage years were definitely boy related, but I have no idea what I wished for as a kid.
I really liked Kayla. Reading the back cover, I thought "Oh no--another book about a girl stealing her best friend's boyfriend". But this plot actually worked for me. I also like the side characters of Nicole and Ann. I felt that Kayla and Nicole both grew throughout the story and Ann was just a fun character!
This book was light and fluffy and I look forward to reading more books by Mandy Hubbard.
I gave this book a rating of 4/5.
You Wish will be released on August 5, 2010.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2010 100+ Reading Challenge: 67
2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 49
ARC Reading Challenge 2010: 48
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.