When You Wish Upon a Star
This week is the best viewing time for the Perseid meteor shower. In celebration of this event, here’s a book list full of wishing.
At First Sight by Catherine Hapka
On a class trip to the planetarium, Lauren meets a guy. They have a moment together in the dark room before they’re whisked away. Lauren didn’t believe in Love at first sight, but now she’s rethinking her views. If only she knew his name.
Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
Annika’s younger brother has cancer. She desperately wants him to believe that he will survive his upcoming surgery. She convinces him to make a wish. Jeremy wishes that his TV idol would come visit him. Now Annika must track the idol down and convince him to visit her brother.
Starry Starry Night by Lurlene McDaniel
Three girls look up at the sky near Christmas and see a bright star. They each make a wish and discover something significant: Life is painful but also inspiring.
When You Wish by Kristin Harmel
Star lives the life of a superstar, but lately she’s tired of it. She wishes for a normal life. She uncovers the truth about her father and the fact that her mother’s been lying to her for years. She changes her appearance and goes to Florida to find him. Soon she’s eating cheeseburgers and flirting with a boy who has no idea of her true identity. Being average might not be so bad after all.
Wish by Alexandra Bullen
Olivia’s twin sister died, and she’s having trouble moving on and letting herself be happy. Her family moved in hopes of picking up the pieces of their lives. One night, Olivia enters a dress shop and meets Posey. Posey creates a dress for her — a magical dress. While wearing the dress Olivia makes a wish and discovers that wishes can come true — but not always in the way one might expect.
Wish List by Eoin Colfer
Meg got herself into a world of trouble when she agreed to help out in a robbery. She dies, but her spirit stays in limbo. If she wants to avoid Hell, she’ll have to do something good. Her mission: help Lowrie McCall fulfill the four wishes on his bucket list before he dies while avoiding the creature wanting to capture her soul.
Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser
Str-S-d, a blogger, writes a post wishing the death of another student. The next day, Lucy vanishes. Madison was the last person to see her friend alive and she’s worried sick. Two more names appear on the blog and two more people vanish. Madison receives a note telling her she’s next. Can she solve the mysterious disappearances before something happens to her?
— Jennifer Rummel, currently reading Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein