Monday, June 6, 2011
You Wish by Mandy Hubbard
Kayla's 16th birthday stinks. Her mom throws her a huge, pink party when all she wants is a quiet night at home. Her best friend shows up three hours late because she's out on a date with the boy Kayla has a serious crush on. When Kayla blows out the candles on her four tier pink cake, she wishes that her birthday wishes will finally come true because they never do. The next morning she is surprised to find a pink pony with a picture of an ice cream cone on its flank in her backyard. The day after that she wakes up to a room full of gumballs. Each day a new birthday wish from her past comes true with funny results. Kayla doesn't remember many of her wishes from her childhood but she does remember what she wished for last year - a kiss from Ben, her crush. She knows that she has to end this curse before that wish comes true and ruins her friendship with Nicole forever. This is a funny, light book that still contains a few important realizations for Kayla.