Review Detail

Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Wish Carefully

In this third book in the series, Brooke finally realizes that making wishes is a very delicate business, and the wording of the wishes has to be perfect or her wish will go wrong. She has wished for 100 cats and for gold buried in the meadow, but neither of those have turned out correctly. Determined to have her latest wish be successful, she asks Calla the fairy for the opportunity to sing the solo for the choir concert perfectly. She does, and gets to perform in the concert instead of Lucy, who up until now has been the best singer in the school. Brooke feels bad that Lucy is disappointed, and her choir teacher is SO excited about Brooke's voice that she's determined to showcase her talents even more and get her some instruction and other learning opportunities. That's when Brooke realizes that she didn't make the perfect wish-- the solo is the only song that she sings this well! Since she had wanted to sing the solo in order to have more people pay attention to her, her next wish is to be popular, and this backfires in many ways. Will Brooke be able to mend fences with the friends her wishes have alienated and be able to make her final wishes turn out the way she would like?

Good Points
Brooke's concern's are very relevant to older elementary school students. The desire to be noticed and admired for a skill and the longing to have friends and to be included are both very strong feelings that run fourth and fifth graders into a lot of trouble. At this age, magic still seems somewhat possible, so having Calla granting wishes to fulfill these desires will appeal to many young readers.

Izzy is a great friend who stands by Brooke through all of her sometimes silly adventures, even though her feelings are hurt when Brooke abandons her to hang out with the "popular" girls. They do come to an understanding, and it's good to see that they both understand the other girl even when they don't necessarily get along.

My own daughter, who was a reluctant reader, was completely enamored of Malcolm's The Ruby Princess Runs Away series when she was in about second grade, and we had to hunt down all 12 books PLUS the super special. There is something tremendously comforting and addictive about series books for young readers. If it keeps them reading, I'm all for it. The Wish Fairy series joins the ranks of magical series like Mlynowski's Whatever After, and a huge range of series involving exclusively fairies: Rodda's Fairy Realm, Meadow's Rainbow Magic, Perelman's Candy Fairies, Small's Fairy Animals, and probably many more I haven't read!
Was this review helpful to you? 

Comments

 
 
Ordering 
 
Already have an account? or Create an account
 
 
 
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Kai's summer changes when she gets a summer internship at...
 
0.0
 
4.3 (1)
Zoe is just your average teenage girl expecting another average,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Frango & Chicken
Some things seem impossible, but with the right attitude and...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Ruby Lane
Ruby is overexcited again, and her brain is spinning creative...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Girl Gone Ghost
A gripping psychological thriller. Inspired by a...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice
A perfect tool for young readers as they grow into...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle
From the critically acclaimed author of Waiting for Normal and...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Side by Side A Novel of Bonnie and Clyde
Texas: 1931. It’s the height of the Great Depression, and...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Voyage of the Dogs
SOS. Ship damaged. Human crew missing. We are...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Flying in a Cage
A song tugs inside me, like a string pulling...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Shorty & Clem Blast Off!
The energetic and zany duo Shorty and Clem are back,...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Bear's Spooky Book of Hidden Things: Halloween Seek-and-Find
If you want to keep kids happily busy for hours...
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Strange New World
Dahlia 16's life is a lie. The city of...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Like Never And Always
Liv Burnham thinks nobody knows Morgan Frost like she...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Outcasts- The Blood Dagger: Volume 1
Mystical relics. Powerful vampires. Strange allies. It's hell being...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Ascent (A Peak Marcello Adventure #3)
After conquering the mountains in Afghanistan, Peak Marcello goes...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)

Latest Member Reviews

Voyage of the Dogs
 
5.0
"The Laika is on mission Stepping Stone, traveling outside the solar system to set up a new planet. In addition..."
LIFEL1K3
 
4.3
"LifeL1k3 is an engaging novel full of incredible writing, violence, action, romance, and strong world-building. Told in third person, and..."
Dare Mighty Things
 
3.3
"Told in first-person past-tense from a single point of view, Dare Mighty Things is a solid example of a YA/NA..."
Margot and Mateo Save the World
 
4.0
"Margot is new to West Cover middle school, and her day isn't going well. There is a giant whale decomposing..."
Reclaiming Shilo Snow
 
4.0
""Reclaiming Shilo Snow" is an even better continuation of "The Evaporation of Sofi Snow" duology. All the story lines are..."
Nexis (Tricksters #1)
 
5.0
""Nexis" is a fantastic and imaginative sci-fi novel. Ellani begins the novel as a petulant teenager, upset with her father..."
Defy the Stars (Untitled #1)
 
5.0
"Simply stunning! "Defy the Stars" is a beautiful and incredible YA sci-fi. We begin with Noemi, a 17-year-old soldier from..."
THE EVAPORATION OF SOFI SNOW
 
4.0
""The Evaporation of Sofi Snow" was a wild ride, full of twists and turns. This young adult sci-fi follows Sofi,..."
Remember Yesterday
 
5.0
"“Remember Yesterday” is an incredible sequel in the “Forget Tomorrow” series. While the second books in a trilogy often seem..."
Perfected
 
4.0
"Imagine a world where specially bred (genetically modified) humans could be kept as pets. "Perfected" features Ella who was bred..."
Forget Tomorrow (Forget Tomorrow #1)
 
5.0
""Forget Tomorrow" is a really intriguing YA dystopian set in a future where your life is guided by a future..."
Moon Chosen (Tales of a New World #1)
 
4.0
""Moon Chosen" is an intricate post-apocalyptic tale. After the sun has scorched the planet and most of the land has..."
 
4.0
""Redux" is the continuation of "Nexis," which picks up right where "Nexis" left off. Ellani (aka Ella) and several of..."
Project Pandora (An Assassin Fall novel)
 
3.3
"“Project Pandora” is a really intense and creative YA sci-fi/thriller. We follow four teenagers who are all part of Project..."
Invictus
 
4.3
"“Invictus” is a fantastic YA sci-fi adventure. I whole-heartedly agree with Revis’s review which says that it’s Firefly as teenagers..."
The Fourth Piece
 
3.3
""The Fourth Piece" is the story of three brothers, Lyle, Devon, and Lawrie with rotating first person perspective chapters. They..."
The Diabolic (The Diabolic #1)
 
4.3
""The Diabolic" is a unique YA dystopian book. In this future, humans have advanced scientifically and technologically, traveling through space..."
LIFEL1K3
 
4.7
"With the technologies that we have nowadays, it's not that undeniable that with the scientist and mechanics miraculous hands that..."
LIFEL1K3
 
3.0
"Writing: The dialogues are mostly street slang but the book is also jazzed with something lyrical here and there...."
Alex Vega and the Oracle of the Mayans
 
5.0
"I read the book in anticipation of my daughter reading it. I enjoyed very much, but my daughter was thrilled..."