December 26, 2012

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

Hey everybody!  Cassia here!  Merry Christmas!  Or Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Kwanzaa, or whatever holiday you may celebrate!  Here's my review of As You Wish by Jackson Pearce.

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

When Lawrence broke up with Viola, she was devastated.  He was her everything.  She just wishes she could be happy-not have him back, because she wants him to be happy.

Jinn wants to go home to Caliban.  It’s absolutely perfect.  The jinn go around and grant wishes.  Then they go back to Caliban once they have granted their assignment three wishes.  Why won’t Viola wish already?  But soon Jinn finds himself not wanting to go home...but it might be too late.

This book is a classic fairy tale.  No, not faery, fairy.  You know, like Cinderella.  No, I mean Aladdin.  (Get it? Haha)  So, with the three wishes thing.  No, jinn are not genies.  Don’t worry, that’s what I thought.  The book explains it, but if it makes you happy, just say they’re genies.  Anyway, whoever they’re assigned to must make three wishes, and the jinn must grant them.  They don’t have names, so Viola just ends up calling her jinn Jinn.

At the beginning, Viola is just...selfish?  Sorry for herself?  Depressed?  Jinn is also kind of unlikable at the beginning.  He wants to go home, and doesn’t care what he has to do to get there.  They both get a lot better, trust me.  Then there’s the whole jinn thing.  When I said it’s a classic fairy tale, I mean cute.  It’s just all so neat, and gets tied up in a big red bow at the end.  It just reminds me of a little kid’s story, but it’s young adult for a reason.  Anyway, that’s one of the big things that made me absolutely love this book.

Pearce creates a wonderful plot and characters, and also reminds readers: Be careful what you wish for.
Five stars!
Goodbye for now,

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