THE SEVENTH WISH by Kate Messner blends everyday life with a wish-giving fish.
When ice fishing, Charlie catches a fish that exchanges wishes for its freedom. Even though the results of her wish don’t go as expected, Charlie decides to try again. Over time, she comes to realize that wishes can’t solve life’s most complicated problems.
Librarians will find this middle grade novel popular among children who enjoy magical realism. Dealing with drug addiction and other tough family problems, the story deals with serious social issues. However, the author is effective in weaving in humor and magical elements that add fun and warm to the story.
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Published by Bloomsbury on June 7, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.