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As You Wish
As You Wish
Author: Jackson Pearce
Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing -- to have someone love her again and, more importantly, to belong again -- until one day she inadvertently summons a young genie out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes. Jinn is anxious to return home, but Viola is terr...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061661525
ISBN-10: 006166152X
Publication Date: 8/25/2009
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Young Adult
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Harperteen
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
AS YOU WISH took me by surprise with its sincere charm, lighthearted humor, and the best kind of romance.

The development of Viola and Jinn's from master-genie to romantic love was extraordinarily well done. It was subtle and likable, like a romantic comedy movie unfolding before your eyes, except in words. It is rare nowadays to find a romance that doesn't start off from insta-connection and physical attraction, so Viola and Jinn's relationship stands out to me in the best way.

Perhaps the greatest thing about AS YOU WISH, however, is Jackson Pearce's effortless narration. How many authors can truly tell a charming story out of a concept that rides the fence on being sweet and too saccharine? AS YOU WISH didn't read like a forced novel to me, but more like me experiencing a good friend's story, or living out my favorite romantic comedy. I found myself crying through the ending, so involved was I in Jinn, Viola, and Lawrence's story.

Don't be fooled by its childlike cover and fairy tale premise. AS YOU WISH makes you believe in wish-granters and the fact that love can triumph all. This is magical realism at its best, completely worth the list price, and one of the best love stories I've read all year.
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