Monday, March 15, 2010

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison

Annika Truman is always being reminded of the power of positive thinking. After all her little brother, Jeremy has cancer and her parents are sure that if they all think the best will happen, than it will. The thing is though, Jeremy is starting to give up on the positive thinking when he heads in to his next big surgery and Annika will go as far as Hollywood (without her parents permission) to bring him the hope that he needs.

When Annika convinces Jeremy to make a wish with a magic genie, he wishes for something completely unexpected – for his favorite televesion star to come and visit him in person. With this new curveball, Annika’s plan is momentarily discombobbled, but she is determined as ever to see it through.

With her best friend in tow, Annika sets off to Hollywood to track down said start and will not stop at anything until she at least gets the chance to talk to him. She knows it won’t be easy and she only has a couple days, but nothing will stand in her way.

This was a cute and fluffy read all the way. While it held my attention, I wasn’t all that immersed in the book and easily finished it in a couple of hours. One thing though that really caught my attention was the humor. There were many times where I found myself laughing out loud and the incredible actions of Annika in order to get the attention of the hunky star, Steve and her failed attempts at stalking him!

The plot itself was heartwarming, with Annika’s strong love for her brother and the little bit of romance that evolved was cute albeit predictable. I thought that the Robin Hood theme was something quite original and I enjoyed seeing in a modern light. One thing that really made the book special though was the ending. The author jam-packed all of this emotion within the last pages that was absolutely breath taking and I just wished she had incorporated this more throughout the book, as it would have made the book a lot better. The characters were average, nothing special, but like I said before Annika’s love for her brother was really sweet.

Overall I liked this book and am interested to read more of Ms. Rallison’s work. This book is a great book to curl up with on a rainy day. 


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

It sounds like a lite fun read. Thanks for the review :)

Marie Cloutier said...

Sounds like a good time :-) Glad you enjoyed it!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

This sounds like areally cute read.

Amber Skye said...

I think I'll read this book when I need a nice, girly novel. Thanks for the review!

April (BooksandWine) said...

I have a copy of Just One Wish somewhere. I have yet to pick it up though, may have to on a slow day, as this sounds like a quick read, but without any real depth.

Elizabeth and Justi said...

Hi! I was reading along when I saw your blog and it's really great! Me and my sister also have a reading blog:
200 Book Marathon!

My sister and I have made the ultimate bookworm challenge! We're going to try and read 200 books (combined between the 2 of us) in ONE YEAR! That's 200 books by SEPTEMBER 3 2010!!! Follow our journey as we blog about our struggles,accomplishments, and "interesting" commentary about our books! (WARNING: REVIEWS MAY BE VICIOUS!) Be sure and comment for us! READY-- SET-- READ!!!!

Please visit our log!
Thanks! Read on!

~The Reading sister
p.s. I also enjoyed Just One Wish!


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