The Wish by Gail Carson LevineThe Wish by Gail Carson Levine

The Wish

byGail Carson Levine

Paperback | August 21, 2001

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There's nothing wrong with Wilma Sturtz. She's perfectly nice. But nobody cares about nice at Claverford, her middle school. Wilma is left out, forgotten, ignored -- until she meets an extraordinary old lady who grants a wish: for Wilma to be the most popular kid in school. Presto! Everything changes. Now Wilma has more best friends than she can keep track of and forty dates to the Graduation Night Dance; and someone is writing her love poetry. What more could she want? Nothing! But will it last? How can Wilma make sure she is never unpopular again?

From Gail Carson Levine, author of the Newbery Honor book Ella Enchanted, this modern-day fairy tale shows a very real girl in a very unusual predicament, and along the way it reveals some painful truths about whether or not we really want to be liked for who we are.

Gail Carson Levine is the author of the Newbery Honor Book Ella Enchanted; New York Times bestsellers Ever and Fairest; ALA Notable Book Dave At Night; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; the six Princess Tales books; the nonfiction book Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly; and a companion to this picture book, Betsy Who Crie...
Title:The WishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.42 inPublished:August 21, 2001Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064473619

ISBN - 13:9780064473613

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Amazing and exciting. A fairy-tale brought to life in a way that is more realistic, but still not at all possible. It also is very humorous and funny. I burst out laughing many times!
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Wish The Wish is a fun-filled book. Wilma had two friends but they moved away.Now she's stuck at her middle school Claverford,With no friends until a old lady on the subway grants her wish!!!!
Date published: 2001-11-11

Editorial Reviews

"Levine turns from fairy godmothers in the Brothers Grimm era into modern-day magic in this provocative meditation on what it means to be popular." (Publishers Weekly)