Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Review: Don't You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire

Release Date:  July 10th 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 368
Source: Purchased
Rating: ★★★½
When plain and unpopular Annie Nutter gets zapped by one of her dad's whacked-out inventions, she lands in a parallel universe where her life becomes picture-perfect. Now she's Ayla Monroe, daughter of the same mother but a different father—and she's the gorgeous, rich queen bee of her high school.  

In this universe, Ayla lives in glitzy Miami instead of dreary Pittsburgh and has beaucoup bucks, courtesy of her billionaire—if usually absent—father. Her friends hit the clubs, party backstage at concerts, and take risks that are exhilirating . . . and illegal. Here she's got a date to lose her V-card with the hottest guy she's ever seen.

But on the inside, Ayla is still Annie.

So when she's offered the chance to leave the dream life and head home to Pittsburgh, will she take it?

The choice isn't as simple as you think.

 What's a cute story, another perfect summer read for you all ( just a little side note: at the end of this post I will define what I meant by summer reading since I mention that a lot in my posts).  Ok back to the topic, the title is so true to the book " Don't you wish" yeah be careful of what you are wishing for because everything has its price. And I love the idea of parallel world, it just sounds so tempting.

 I can really related to Annie, she just seems so real, not fictional at all. The decision that she made, the life that she wished for and the struggle deciding between go back to her home or stay in the perfect life ( rich, beautiful, popular and a sweet boyfriend, Charlie) all made Annie to grow up and to realize that nothing can compare to be home. Looks can be deceiving, but the person you are on the inside is what counts. It's nice that Annie met Chase(Charlie) again in her universe but I did not quite get why they (Charlie and his twin sis ) acted like they did not know who Annie was.  It was not clear to me until the end of the book that I knew "oh so he did remember" because Chase gave Annie the number 143. Still a little disappointed because I thought it would be touching moment when they met again but I felt nothing.  Also I did not know what happened to Ayla when Annie going back to her universe so another let down I must say. Anyway it was a good read after all.

As promised, for me summer reading means
+ a quick read (if it's fun then it is a plus)
+ light heart story
+ not require full heart attention so you can read at the park/ the beach/the patio where you can easily be detracted
+ something gets you into the mood of summer 

1 comment :

You might also like:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...