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Wish You Well
Wish You Well
Author: David Baldacci
Precocious 12-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal lives in the hectic New York City of 1940 with her family.Then tragedy strikes -- and Lou and her younger brother,Oz, must go with their invalid mother to live on their great-grandmother's farm in the Virginia mountains. Suddenly Lou finds herself coming of age in a new landscape, making her first t...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446699488
ISBN-10: 0446699489
Publication Date: 4/3/2007
Pages: 432
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 91 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: 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.
granpaps avatar reviewed Wish You Well on + 64 more book reviews
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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michellea avatar reviewed Wish You Well on + 8 more book reviews
A very touching story about children who have suffered loss and found new love and friendship on their road to recovery. I enjoyed it very much and reminded me of my own mother who told me stories of growing up in the south and the hardships of the times.
lisanottoli avatar reviewed Wish You Well on + 4 more book reviews
This is an amazing book...I love the characters. A book you may want to read twice.
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A delightful, well written story.

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