adventure · fantasy · middle-grade

Review: Wish You Weren’t

Author: Sherrie Petersen

Summary from Goodreads:
Marten doesn’t believe in the power of wishes. None of his have ever come true. His parents ignore him, his little brother is a pain and his family is talking about moving to Texas. Not cool. So when he makes an impulsive wish during a meteor shower, he doesn’t expect it to make any difference.

Until his annoying brother disappears.

With the present uncertain and his brother’s future in limbo, Marten finds himself stuck in his past. And if he runs out of time, even wishes might not be enough to save the ones he loves.

Comments:

I received a free digital copy from the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest feedback.

The thing I absolutely love about this book is that it is so relatable. As the oldest of four, I know what it is like to be blamed for your younger siblings’ actions. You know that feeling when you just can’t believe your parents always seem to side them even though it’s not your fault? Yes, that is exactly what our boy Marten’s sentiments are. The pesky little brother always gets away with everything. So, out of all that rage and frustration, there is one solution left – wish that his younger brother weren’t here.

If I loved the idea, you might ask why the three stars? I think I didn’t really but that part about the shooting star. It became confusing for me because of the lack of explanation for everything that is happening. There are some ends which weren’t neatly tied together like that time when Susan accidentally teleported with them. She just went on with her life like nothing happened.

Really nice concept and good values for being appreciative of our siblings. I think children will better understand how it is to be more patient and loving to each other.

My Rating: ★★★ (3)

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One thought on “Review: Wish You Weren’t

  1. This sounds a bit like The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly… I’m an only child so I can’t actually say I understand these things, but that is why I read books^^

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