I just finished two books - both have the element of making a wish. Both main characters are nicknamed Charlie. While the storyline in both are not to be compared, the feeling of family strength, love and support as well as community and friendship, are in both.
Wish By Barbara O'Connor
The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner
This book has recently sparked a censorship discussion. I am reminded that we never truly know what someone else is going through. How could we deny this book that has been beautifully, thoughtfully, and carefully crafted from anyone?
So many times, especially through the hardest times in my life including losing my mother to cancer or dealing with my father's Alzheimer's, it has been an outstanding middle grade book that has brought me comfort while through the tears of reading.
My wish is for every reader to have the choice in his or her reading, the choice that brings that reader just what he or she needs at the right moment.