Finished Wish by Barbara O’Connor. I received a copy for review. 

Eleven-year-old Charlie has just been sent to live with her aunt and uncle, who she barely knows. Her dad’s in jail and her mom won’t get out of bed. Her sister’s close to graduating so she gets to stay with her best friend but no, Charlie has to move to the middle of nowhere to stay with strangers. And she hates it…until she meets a stray dog who she names Wishbone. 

I loved this novel. It reminded me of The Great Gilly Hopkins and, more recently, One For the Murphys. It’s got so much heart and is also completely funny. 

I love Charlie and her aunt and uncle. I also love her new best friend Howard (and his family). Basically, this book is full of characters who will win your heart.

Highly recommended. 


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