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Wish You Well
Wish You Well
Author: David Baldacci
It is 1940 and the accidental death of their father sends two children, Lou and her younger brother Oz, along with their invalid mother, from New York City to the rugged mountains of southwestern Virginia to live with their great-grandmother, Louisa Mae Cardinal. Life is different in Virginia where food is homemade, school is a long walk down th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446610100
ISBN-10: 0446610100
Publication Date: 9/1/2001
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 329 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 8
I loved this book! Good voice, great characters, and believable storyline.

I aquired this book from my mother and was not thrilled about reading it from the jacket blurb, but after a few months of it sitting on my bedside table I finally cracked it open. Once I actually read this book I found I had a hard time putting it down. I felt as if I knew the characters and grew along with them. I could actually hear the Virginia accent. And I truely felt for all the characters as if they were friends and neighbors of my own. A wonderful book.
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Helpful Score: 8
The book starts off in 1940. A family tragedy in New York sends a 12 yr. old girl and her 7 yr. old brother to live with their great-grandmother in rural W.Va. A great story about adaptation, family, and friends. It takes you back to an age when kids were kids and went exploring in the woods without fear of anything, just having fun. It'll have you laughing - and getting all choked up. I have never been disappointed in a Baldacci book.
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Helpful Score: 8
Well written, awesome story, I didn't want it to end! Totally out of Baldacci's norm, it's quite inspiring and touching. I highly recommend this book!
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Helpful Score: 6
Usually my husband reads the David Baldacci books, but this one is different. In this book, he has written about his roots in the mountains. Drawing on his family history, Baldacci writes about two children from NYC who lose their parents and go to live with their great-grandmother on her farm. They meet numerous 'characters' and learn a lot about live and loving people. This was a heartwarming, endearing story.
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Helpful Score: 6
Loved this book by Baldacci. It was so very different from his normal mystery/suspense novels. It was a beautiful, well written book!!
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Not up to Baldacci's other novels of suspense. Ending is very weak.
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I really enjoyed this book. It is different from all of his other books, but I found it very interesting and somewhat nostalgic. I think it would make a good movie.
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This was a very interesting book from David Baldacci. It is not a mystery/thriller, but it was a wonderful fiction story of a young girl and her little brother, who become orphaned for all practical purposes and have to go live with their aunt who has a farm way back in the mountains. This takes place in the 30's, and is just absolutely a great read, especially if you like historical fiction. I was disappointed at first to see that it wasn't a mystery, but knowing David Baldacci as a wonderful storyteller, I had to read it and I am so glad I did!!

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