Released: August 2010
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Around the World Tours
Kayla McHenry’s sweet sixteenth sucks! Her dad left, her grades dropped, and her BFF is dating the boy Kayla’s secretly loved for years. Blowing out her candles, Kayla thinks: I wish my birthday wishes actually came true. Because they never freakin’ do.
Kayla wakes the next day to a life-sized, bright pink My Little Pony outside her window. Then a year’s supply of gumballs arrives. And a boy named Ken with a disturbing resemblance to the doll of same name stalks her. As the ghosts of Kayla’s wishes-past appear, they take her on a wild ride… but they MUST STOP. Because when she was 15? She wished Ben Mackenzie would kiss her.
And Ben is her best friend's boyfriend.
I really enjoyed Mandy Hubbard's first novel and she did not disappoint me with You Wish.
The idea of this story was fantastic! Think back to every wish you've made at your birthday. Would you really want all of those to come true? Well for 16 year old Kayla, she doesn't really have a choice in the matter. From a life sized My Little Pony, a life supply of gum balls, a guy looking like Ken, and my most favorite wish ever - Raggedy Anne coming to life! Kayla's life is just getting more and more hectic by the minute, but what happens if the wish she made for her best friend's boyfriend to kiss her comes true?
Kayla is my type of character. A girl who is smart, screws up, and is full of witty sass. There were so many moments while reading I was cracking up and just loving every minute of it. Mandy Hubbard really knows how to write a fun novel that anyone of any age can read. While the idea of all your wishes coming true isn't very realistic, but the friendship and insecurities that Kayla has are. This book has a great mixture of a teen life plus a crazy situation.
After reading this, I can say for sure that Mandy has became one of my favorite authors and I think will keep coming up with some great novels for us to read.