Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Happy book birthday to Barbara O'Connor's WISH!


Hi, Barbara O'Connor! Thank you for visiting Watch. Connect. Read. to finish my sentences. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Wish. I cannot wait to give away copies throughout the fall. 

Thank you for inviting me. I’m so glad you love Wish. And it will be wonderful to see it making its way to readers.


Wish is about eleven-year-old Charlie Reese, who has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is, until she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Charlie comes to realize that sometimes what you’ve been wishing for is right there in front of you.

I think Charlie is a scrapper who just needs to be loved.




Did you know Howard is the opposite of Charlie in almost every way? But that makes him a perfect friend. He’s the yin to her yang.

I hope Wish gives comfort and hope to children who come from troubled families. I also hope it helps children who don't come from troubled families have a better understanding of and empathy for those who do. 




School libraries are the heartbeat of the school.  They also are a wonderful equalizer, giving all children access to books.

Reading is a great escape. I love stopping the real world and stepping off into the world of a book.


Mr. Schu, you should have asked me what is one thing that folks might be surprised to learn about you? The answer is: I have no sense of smell! None. Nada. Zippo. So when you read about smells in my books, you’ll now know that I had to run it by my trusted smell experts to make sure I got them right.



Borrow Wish from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 

2 comments:

  1. LOVED How to Steal a Dog, and WISH is on my wish list ;)!!

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