The Wish List

The Wish List

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Meg is in trouble. Unearthly trouble. Cast out of her own home by her stepfather after her mother's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. But after a botched attempt to rob a pensioner's flat, Meg, along with her partner in crime, Belch, ends up in a very sticky situation. Meg's soul is up for grabs as the divine and the demonic try every underhand ploy imaginable to claim it. Her only chance for salvation is the Wish List. An unforgettable and gritty tale of life, death and an unexpected hereafter!
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Audio cassette | 2 pages
  • 109 x 142 x 17mm | 126g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Penguin Children's Audiobooks
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0141804343
  • 9780141804347

About Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer followed his parents into teaching and soon began to invent stories for his pupils. The Wish List was published to critical acclaim in Ireland in 2000, preceding the publication of Artemis Fowl. Eoin lives in Wexford, Ireland. Artemis Fowl was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and won the Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and the WHSmith Children's Book of the Year. The Wish List won the Bisto Merit Award 2001.
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Review Text

An abused teen and a bitter old man find affection and redemption in this heartwarming . . . slapstick comedy? A bungled robbery leaves Meg and her pathetic partner Belch dead. Belch goes straight to hell, but Meg dies perfectly balanced between good and evil. She's given one last chance to save her soul by bringing some meaning to the last days of her intended victim, crotchety old-timer Lowrie. Soppy, perhaps, but for the humor of Lowrie's delinquent tasks for Meg, from trespassing to fisticuffs. Helping Lowrie won't do Meg much good if each of her good deeds moves her a little bit closer to hell. And Belch, more moronic than ever, has been sent back by Beelzebub to guarantee her failure. Worse, the temptation to use her reprieve for some late vengeance against her abusive stepfather might overwhelm Meg's mission. A lightweight and moving chuckler. (Fiction. 11-14) (Kirkus Reviews)
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14,233 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 25% (3,599)
4 36% (5,115)
3 30% (4,290)
2 7% (1,049)
1 1% (180)
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