Sunday, May 15, 2011

Review for Just One Wish by Janette Rallison

Just One WishJust One Wish

Author: Janette Rallison
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Source: PDF from D's cousin (thank you sooo much!!)
Challenges: For the Love of YA
272 pages

"Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows about the power of positive thinking. With a little brother who has cancer, it's all she ever hears about. And in order to help Jeremy, she will go to the ends of the earth (or at least as far as Hollywood) to help him believe he can survive his upcoming surgery.
But Annika's plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him any wish throws her a curveball when he unexpectedly wishes that his television idol would visit him. Annika suddenly fi nds herself in the desperate predicament of getting access to a hunky star actor and convincing him to come home with her. Piece of cake, right?"- Goodreads

  Far-fetched, over-the-top, silly, unrealistic, totally in your dreams concept. I loved it. Loved it. Janette Rallison has done it again and I can't wait to read more by her!!

 I loved Annika as a main character. She was so determined and headstrong, and just loved her brother so much. I felt so terrible for her and how she was dealing with all of it, the nightmares were especially scary. On the other hand I adored Jeremy. Their relationship was so touching and sweet and heart-renching all at the same time. They felt so real, and I drew so close to both of them. Not to mention that Annika has the best sense of humor! Truly 'laugh out loud like a nut case' moments in this book. Yes, it did have a very serious problem, that Jeremy had cancer but Janette managed to keep it light but still it had an emotional impact on the reader. It was a perfect balance. Steve was another great character. I have no idea what actors are like (I've never met one) but he seemed very realistic, plus he's very sweet. There was more to him that met the eye.

  The plot was, sure far-fetched, but SO entertaining!! I cannot stress that enough, it was hilarious! The situations Annika found herself it were priceless... The writing was descriptive yet kept on moving and not once did I say "ok now lets get going". It was a nice quick, fun, but touching read that I highly recommend to anyone who loves romantic comedy's! It has made it to my favourite shelf!

 "I would have expected to see this sort of line if, say, Elvis had returned from the dead to give a concert. Or if some eccentric yet ultra-cool billionaire was blessing the lives of deserving teens by handing out free sports cars. But I hadn‟t expected to see this many people lined up in the dark waiting for the Day-After-Thanksgiving sale at Toys "R" Us. Really, whatever happened to good old-fashioned procrastination? Apparently every resident of Henderson, Nevada, had come out, and it was still only 4:50 A.M. The store didn‟t even open for another ten minutes.
Madison zipped her jacket up higher as we climbed out of my minivan. "This is a prime example of commercialism run amok." "


  1. hurrrraayyyyy! SO GLAD you enjoyed it :) now that I have it to, I might have to give it a try. Havnet read anything form Ms. Rallison, so this seems like a good book to start with! Awesome review, Lu!

    ps. Dude, I have no idea what or how this could have happened, but somehow you got taken of my blog roll... not to worry I am now a follower (again).

  2. I really want to read this now! It sounds great!
    New follower, and great review. :)

  3. Diana - I hope if you read it you'll like it! And no worries, I didn't even notice! Thanks for commenting!

    TheBookAddictedGirl - I hope you like it! Thanx for following :)


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