Dreamer, Wisher, Liar by Charise Mericle HarperDreamer, Wisher, Liar by Charise Mericle Harper

Dreamer, Wisher, Liar

byCharise Mericle Harper

Hardcover | April 15, 2014

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Dreamer, Wisher, Liar is a heartwarming story about one girl's transformative summer full of friendship, secret magic, and family. Fans of Rebecca Stead will enjoy Charise Mericle Harper's funny and poignant novel.

When her best friend is moving away and her mom has arranged for some strange little girl to come and stay with them, Ash—who is petrified of change and new people—is expecting the worst summer of her life. Then seven-year-old Claire shows up. Armed with a love of thrift-store clothes and an altogether too-sunny disposition, Claire proceeds to turn Ash's carefully constructed life upside down.

While every part of Ash's life seems to be disrupted, she must protect a carefully hidden secret: She has discovered a magical jar in her basement. It's a wish jar, full of someone's old wishes—and it has the power to send her back in time and provide a window into another friendship between two girls. Discovering her own connection to the girls' story shows Ash that her life is full of surprises and friends she never saw coming.

Charise Mericle Harper is the author of the Just Grace and Fashion Kitty series and picture books such asCupcake,Mimi and Lulu, andIf Waffles Were Like Boys. She lives with her family in Westchester, New York.
Title:Dreamer, Wisher, LiarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.13 inPublished:April 15, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062026755

ISBN - 13:9780062026750


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute I was surprised that I actually ended up liking the book despite the fact that the writing was very direct and simple. It was interesting to follow Ashley into the past and learn more about the two girls. I enjoyed watching Ashley's character develop and learn new things about her friends, her family, and most importantly, about herself. I thought that the book tied up nicely and yet opened up a lot possibilities to what could happen in the future. It was a very light read and I would recommend this book to middle graders who enjoy heartwarming stories about friendships and magic.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is really good i got this book about 2 monthes ago and for school i did a book report and everybody wanted o rad the book
Date published: 2015-10-03

Editorial Reviews

“A pleasing mystery a la Rebecca Stead...middle-grade girls will particularly warm to Ashley’s story and find themselves wishing for a similarly magical summer.”