Review Detail

Young Adult Fiction 2337
All That Glitters Isn't Gold
Overall rating
Writing Style
Don't You Wish is an entertaining and often times, heartbreaking blend of Mean Girls, Back to the Future and It's A Wonderful Life. A story of one teenage girl's desire to be "seen" and the lessons she learns when the rose colored Dior glasses come off and she's faced with all that glitters and it isn't necessarily gold.

When Annie gets a chance to see her life from both sides of "her story", she'll have to decide which life is the one she really wants to live. There are pros and cons to whatever choice she makes, (assuming she even has one) and while it could be she's here for a reason, is she willing to risk everything to find out for sure?

I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked this book up but once I did, I couldn't put it down! I mean, who hasn't wondered what their lives would be like if they'd been born into another family? If one of our parents had married someone else, would "you" still be "you" or would you have been someone else entirely? Don't You Wish addresses the question of "What makes "you", you?" in a unique and thought provoking way with sci-fi elements that are creative and didn't make my brain hurt (too much). I tend to cower in the corner with my "Dunce" cap on at the mere mention of physics, quantum or otherwise. ;)

I really enjoyed Annie as a main character. She's got a good heart, considers other people in addition to herself and always tries to make the right choice despite the pressures around her. Lizzie is the kind of BFF anyone would be fortunate to have and Charlie and Chase are the type of boys you can bring home to meet Dad, whether he's an insanely rich doctor or a scatterbrained inventor.
Good Points
I want a pair of those sunglasses on the cover!
Report this review Was this review helpful? 0 0


Already have an account? or Create an account