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Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is until she meets
Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all.
From award-winning author Barbara O'Connor comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of a true-blue friend, a big-hearted aunt and uncle, and the dog of her dreams, unexpectedly learns the true meaning of family in the least likely of places.
This title has Common Core connections.
Hi you came to my school and thanks for calling on me. I think you are the best author. I love your books. Thanks for inspirering me. 😊
I just finished this book after buying it from a school fair, and I don't regret buying it. This book is amazing, from the grumpy girl in the start to the forgiving girl that closed a lid on her anger. Im not sure how you did it, but the last words of this book wanted me to cry and hug it and just let Charlie’s life go on and on. Her new life.
- Level: Grades 4-7
- Category: Animals
- Published: Aug 30, 2016
- Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 192 Pages
- Language: English