As You Wish
Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing-for someone to love her again and, most important, to belong again-until her wishes inadvertently summon a genie named Jinn out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes. But it's only after Viola makes her first wish that she realizes she's in love with Jinn . . . and that if she wishes twice more, he will disappear from her life-and her world-forever.Jackson Pearce spins a magical tale about star-crossed lovers, what it means to belong . . . and how important it is to be careful what you wish for.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 134 x 202 x 20mm | 240.4g
- 07 Dec 2010
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
"As You Wish is compelling, funny, thrilling and sexy, and Jinn is positively swoony. When you get to the end, you'll wish for more." Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of WAKE and FADE
"As You Wish is compelling, funny, thrilling and sexy, and Jinn is positively swoony. When you get to the end, you'll wish for more." -- Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of WAKE and FADE "[A] romantic and touching story of wishes come true." -- Kirkus Reviews "Fun, light reading that gives thoughtful and conscientious kids center stage." -- Booklist
About Jackson Pearce
If Jackson Pearce had three wishes, she would wish for wisdom, patience, and for life to be a little more like a musical. She began writing when the school librarian told her there weren't any books that contained a smart girl, horses, baby animals, and magic. Her solution was to write the book herself. Jackson currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with a slightly cross-eyed cat and a lot of secondhand furniture.
Our customer reviews
When Viola's boyfriend and long-time close friend, Lawrence, breaks up with her, she's heartbroken. Ever since then, she's been silently wishing for someone to love her again so she can feel like she belongs once more. One day, all of her wishing summons up a genie named Jinn (well, technically that is not his name, just what he is called). He will stay around Viola until she makes three wishes, and will not leave any sooner than that. It is a Jinn's job to stick around once he has been assigned to a person until that person has made all of their wishes. At first, Viola is a bit creeped out about Jinn popping up everywhere, trying to get her to make a wish. But soon after Viola makes her first wish, she realizes something..she is in love with Jinn, and if she makes her last two wishes, he will disappear forever and she won't even remember him. Now, she has to do everything in her power not to make those last two wishes, especially by accident. But if the person doesn't make their three wishes, someone else comes in to push the person to make them so that the Jinn can move on. Pushing can involve anything, and soon Viola may be in danger... This was a really good book. It was pretty fast-paced and I finished it quickly. The book switches viewpoints from Viola to Jinn from chapter to chapter, so you get to read about them separately. I really liked being able to read about them that way. Throughout the story, I felt bad for Viola for not feeling like she belonged anymore, and then when she fell in love with Jinn I was afraid something bad would happen to her, but I couldn't really figure out what was going to happen in the end. I really liked the ending, though, and the rest of the book too, of course. Jackson Pearce is a great writer, and I can't wait to read more from her.show moreby TeensReadToo