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Saturday, May 1, 2010

You Wish by Mandy Hubbard

You Wish by Mandy Hubbard
Rating: 5/5

Synopsis: 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.

Review: Mandy Hubbard has done it again! You Wish is a remarkable novel filled with hilarity, romance, and the power of finding yourself. To say that I enjoyed reading this book would be an understatement. I absolutely loved it!! I finished it in one wild sitting of hysterical laughter and lots of smiling. Kayla (which is such a cute name!) and her wishes are just pure outrageous and filled with insanity, but who could blame her! Kayla had such a great personality--being inside her head was sort of addicting. And the romance thrown in? What a plus!

The great part of this novel is that you never know which wish is coming next! Despite the blurb already having several laugh-out-loud wishes revealed, the ones left will have you rolling on the floor. There were lots of pop culture references in this book, which made it even more cute. The book is NOT full of fluff as it holds so much more. Kayla didn't know her true self throughout the book, and it was endearing to go on her journey amidst all the craziness happening around.

I have to say. My favorite character would have to be Ann! She creeped me out at first (highlight: her being a doll! *blushes*) but as the story carried on, she grew to become my favorite character. I actually teared up a bit towards the end of the book.

Prada and Prejudice was amazing in its own way, and so was You Wish. Hubbard's recent work of pure genious has me begging for more!

What I thought of...

The Beginning: Loved it! Caught my attention right away and, it never let me go until the very last page.

The Middle: Lots of laughing and flipping! This book is sure to be reread anytime soon!

The End: Kind of saddening. *tear* Wish there was more! Also, I wonder what grade Kayla got for her photography project!

Favorite Quote From The Book:

"No you don't," I say, stepping forward. She needs to get out of my closet. Now. What does she think this is, Narnia?

FTC : Received from Razorbill for review in the form of an ARC


Tales of Whimsy said...

Sounds so cute. Great review.

Unknown said...

This one sounds like an absolute delight! Adding that to the fact that I loved Mandy's previous book, I can't wait to read You Wish. Great review. :)

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Haha, I loved the sound of this one! Can't wait to read it! :D

Luisa at Chicklish said...

I really want to read this! Thank you for the great review.

cyn said...

I adored this book, too :)


This does sound super cute. What a clever concept.

Robby said...

I've heard such great things about this and Prada & Prejudice. Can't wait to read it. :]

Emma (the Expat) said... this review...cupcake is on...cover...

Emma (the Expat) said...

OH MY GOD this sounds hilarious. Yeah, must read. I knew it, cupcakes always indicate good things. Time to follow!

brandileigh2003 said...

This is a cute and quick read. Thanks for the review.
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