The Wishing Game

Three shelves of colorful books with a crescent moon seen between the books on the top shelf and a house on an island visible between the books on the bottom shelf.
Meg Shaffer
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Aug 9, 2023

Part Willy Wonka, part The Westing Game, a little reverse Notting Hill and ALL heart! I loved this gentle charmer about Lucy, a kindergarten aide and Christopher, the lonely boy she wants to adopt if only their wishes could make it so. Hope springs eternal in the pages of the bestselling Clock Island kid's books that Lucy and Christopher read together. Some adult themes bring depth to the story but don't distract from the overall feeling of wonder. The ending won't be a surprise but you will race to get there, smiling all the way!

Reviewed by Michelle H
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