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by Alexandra Bullen

  • ISBN: 0545139074
  • Category: Teenagers
  • Author: Alexandra Bullen
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Point; 1 edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • FB2 size: 1933 kb
  • EPUB size: 1693 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 777
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Praise for Alexandra Bullen's WISH: "Bullen delivers an enticing first novel. Wishful thinking was a fun and engaging story. Ms. Bullen has a knack for creating memorable characters. A great read for teens and adults alike! Highly recommended.

Praise for Alexandra Bullen's WISH: "Bullen delivers an enticing first novel. she makes the sights of San Francisco come alive in this sweet story of siblings determined to remain inseparable.

She was balanced precariously with one foot on each arm of a patio chair, reaching up to the trellis with a long string of white lights e should just keep going

She was balanced precariously with one foot on each arm of a patio chair, reaching up to the trellis with a long string of white lights e should just keep going. The conversation with Rosanna had left her feeling solid and prepared, but she still wasn’t completely sure for what. Just as she was ready to quietly step away, Jaime turned to bend down for a tangled pile of wires on the table. Oh, Jaime said, surprised. Hazel cleared her throat and moved out of the shade of the house

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Wishful Thinking book. In the heart-pounding, luminous sequel to WISH, Alexandra Bullen asks the question: If you could wish for a new life.

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In the heart-pounding, luminous sequel to WISH, Alexandra Bullen asks the question: If you could wish for a new life.

If you could wish for a different life, would you? What if that life changed everything you thought was real? Adopted as a baby, Hazel Hayes has always been alone. She's never belonged anywhere-and has always yearned to know the truth about where she comes from.

Alexandra Bullen has been a playwright, waitress, barista, gardener, script reader, yoga instructor, and personal assistant

Alexandra Bullen has been a playwright, waitress, barista, gardener, script reader, yoga instructor, and personal assistant. She grew up in Massachusetts, went to college in New York City, and lives most of the year on Martha's Vineyard (except when she's visiting San Francisco).

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If you could wish for a different life, would you? What if that life changed everything you thought was real?Adopted as a baby, Hazel Hayes has always been alone. She's never belonged anywhere--and has always yearned to know the truth about where she comes from. So when she receives three stunning, enchanted dresses--each with the power to grant one wish--Hazel wishes to know her mother. Transported to a time and place she couldn't have imagined, Hazel finds herself living an alternate life--a life with the mother she never knew. Over the course of one amazing, miraculous summer, Hazel finds her home, falls in love, and forms an unexpected friendship. But will her search to uncover her past forever alter her future?In the heart-pounding, luminous sequel to WISH, Alexandra Bullen asks the question: If you could wish for a new life . . . would you?
Reviews about Wishful Thinking (7):
Falya
After reading the first book Wish I was excited to try this book. I was worried it would be predictable after reading the first chapter and finding the same dress with the same 3 wishes granted, but was pleasantly surprised to find a story that was engaging and heartwarming! I am not really into writing a short version of the book so instead I will state that I love the fact that this book follows the same theory as the first but at the same time has its own storyline with its own charaters. (Although I loved the fact that there was a couple of sentences that refer to the main characters of the first book...if you bink you could miss it, but I though it was so cleaver how the author weaved them into this story!!) I loved this book as much as the first. I got the first one free and paid for this one. If there was a third out I would buy it in a second! Anyway, if you like a quick read with a easy to follow storyline that leaves you smiling in the end than this may be the book for you.
Abuseyourdna
I loved this book before i got it and now i have it and i love it even more and now i can read it anytime!
Mojar
This was a great buy. My granddaughter has been wanting to read this book since she saw if on her Book list from school. Thanks!
JOGETIME
Wishful thinking was a fun and engaging story. Ms. Bullen has a knack for creating memorable characters. A great read for teens and adults alike! Highly recommended.
elegant stranger
I loved the romance and the dresses. Great sequel to an amazing series. Alexandra Bullen did a very good job.
Hellmaster
I read the wish and then just had to have this one after reading that. I absolutely loved it... i couldnt put it down! i loved the wish too. the story line was great def worth it to me!
Hulis
This story starts with somewhat the same premise as the author's book Wish. In each, a likable girl who is full of sadness takes a dress to a little shop in San Francisco to get it repaired. Each one gets three new dresses instead, with an admonition that there is a wish attached to each dress. They must be used wisely, can't be global and the same wish can't be used twice. I'm amazed that the same plot element can morph into two very different books that are warm, intriguing and endearing.

Eighteen year old Hazel Snow was given up for adoption at birth. The woman who adopted her died in a fire at the restaurant she owned when Hazel was less than a year old. Lonely and wanting a mother or some sort of family, she's lived with her adoptive step dad who's tried to be there for her, but has never quite recovered from his wife's death. When Hazel receives her birth certificate, she starts searching for the woman named as her mother. Surprise, the woman is wealthy and lives in San Francisco. When Hazel learns she's doing an art show in town, she takes a dress in for repairs so she can attend. She arrives, wearing the first of the magic dresses, only to discover the woman just died of cancer. Her first wish, made on the ferry she takes to return home, is that she can get to know her mom.

Hazel wakes up eighteen years earlier on a different ferry, as it pulls into Martha's Vineyard. The first two people she meets are teens her age, the guy, warm and friendly, the girl, pretty prickly. They tell her how to find the estate of the woman she believes is her real mother. What follows is part love story, part coming of age and a lot of learning to love and let go even when it really hurts. Hazel has to use her other two wishes in ways that benefit others, but in the end she's the real winner. This is a great book to offer teens who come from foster care, were adopted or have a sense of loss.
It's probably not surprising that Hazel Snow feels a bit aimless as she approaches her last summer before college. After all, she has spent most of her life feeling this way. Adopted as an infant only to have her adoptive mother die in a fire when she was still a baby, Hazel has been raised (if that's the right word) by a series of foster families and by Roy, her less-than-reliable sort-of stepdad. She's not sure if she wants to go to New York City for college or stay at home in San Francisco; she's not sure if she would like to be a photographer or something else entirely; and she's not sure if her feelings for her goofy classmate Jasper signify friendship or something else.

But all of Hazel's aimlessness and indecision suddenly come into focus when she receives a surprise envelope on her 18th birthday. Inside is her birth certificate and the name of her birth mother. At once, Hazel is on a mission to locate her birth mother, to perhaps find the home she's always felt she lacked. But when her plan backfires heartbreakingly, she is left with nothing but a beautiful dress and a lingering wish to have the chance to know her birth mother, a wish that seems impossible now.

Or is it? Thanks to the magical powers of the mysterious dress she has found, Hazel finds herself whisked back to the year of her birth and to the other side of the country, amid the artistic inhabitants and "summer people" of Martha's Vineyard. There she finally comes to know the woman whose name appears on her birth certificate, while also learning how to fit into a makeshift community, making difficult friendships and even falling in love. She learns more than one surprising secret and even discovers more about her past --- and her future --- than she ever could have thought possible. At the end of the summer, Hazel has one more wish. How will she spend it?

WISHFUL THINKING is a sequel of sorts to Alexandra Bullen's debut novel, WISH, but only in the very broadest terms. The framing story is the same --- a girl receives a dress that gives her the power to receive any wish she makes (within certain parameters) --- but the plot and characters are very different. Like any good tale of magic wishes, the book turns the idea of wishing --- and granting wishes --- on its head, showing the contrasts between what we need and what we think we want. Readers may figure out some of the plot's twists long before Hazel herself does, but that doesn't make the story any less satisfactory or its messages about self-discovery any less powerful.

In the end, Bullen's novel suggests that even the most aimless-seeming life can provide surprising joys, and even the smallest, most overlooked objects can offer surprising beauties.

--- Reviewed by Norah Piehl

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