Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade 7–10—This screwball Just One Wish – Kindle edition by Janette Rallison, CJ Hill. Contemporary. Annika would do anything for her younger brother, who has cancer. So when he wishes for a visit from TV star Teen Robin Hood, feisty Annika. Okay, let’s get one thing straight before we go any further. I’m a man. I like manly things like horror, beer, Yorkie bars, kebabs after a night of.
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Return to Book Page. Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows about the power of positive thinking.
With a little brother who has cancer, it’s all she ever hears about. And in order to help Jeremy, she will go to the ends of the earth or at least as far as Hollywood to help him believe he can survive his upcoming surgery. But Annika’s plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him a Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows about the power of positive thinking.
But Annika’s plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him any wish throws her a curveball when he unexpectedly wishes that his television idol would visit him. Annika suddenly finds herself in the desperate predicament of getting access to a hunky star actor and convincing him to come home with her. Piece of cake, right?
Janette Rallison’s proven talent for laugh-out-loud humor, teen romance, and deep-hearted storytelling shines in a novel that will have readers laughing and crying at the same time.
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Cover Stories: Just One Wish by Janette Rallison — Melissa Walker
This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [What happens in the very end? I mean I know her brother dies but that was such a terrible part to leave the story at!
I just got hooked on their relationship, and then the book just ENDS!!
There needs to be a sequel so we can see juts she reacts to being his girlfriend and how the brother dies!!! Mary Amateis This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ Her brother never actually dies, its implied, but we never actually see him die. Which is fortunate, because i balled my eyes out with the ending the …more Her brother never actually dies, its implied, but we never actually see him die.
Which is fortunate, because i balled my eyes out with the ending the way it is. I don’t know if there is a sequel, but we should petition Janette Rallison for one. I do wish there was more of an elaboration on how she felt about Steve being her boyfriend, but i can live with the way the book ends.
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Mar 04, Melissa rated it really liked it Shelves: Implausible, impossible, far-fetched, silly, over-the-top, unrealistic, in-your-dreams, totally and completely off the charts concept. Dec 11, Cara rated it really liked it Recommended to Cara by: How far would you go to accomplish an impossible wish? Annika Truman will not take no for an answer for the wish she wants to grant, and will see just how much it takes to pull off a miracle. It all started when Annika said that Jeremy, her six-year old brother who has cancer, could wish for anything he wanted and her genie would give it to him on the spot.
Annika is sure he’s going to ask for the new Teen Robin Hood action figure, which she had to fight Black Friday crowds to get.
She’s totally How far would you go to accomplish an impossible wish? Right away Annika knows she will do anything to get Teen Robin to come see her brother. It can’t be that hard Now even if some of the situations seem implausible, I didn’t care in the least.
I loved the character of Annika and how even if she’s crazy for trying to do this, her friend Madison does what she can to help.
I was surprised about how much time was spent actually “meeting” Steve, the actor who plays Teen Robin. Made sense though, I mean it had to near impossible to get in and get his attention. My favorite part would have to be the road trip, and how hanette we learn of what makes Annika and Steve tick.
Like I mentioned before, even if some of the events seem ohe to believe, I think that was part of the whole idea. It was Annika who had to jamette that something good could happen, and not her brother Jeremy who she thought needed it. What really stood out to me was Annika’s pure determination and belief that she could pull this off.
We all need a little reminder that sometimes the impossible can happen.
Jun 12, Tiffany rated it it was amazing Shelves: What a fun, fun and moving story. Here is a quote I loved! I’ve thought about that ever since. I think it’s to do good no matter what life throws at you, to not let the pain turn you bitter.
It’s something we have to learn, something we have to make ourselves become. Maybe it would lose some of it’s charm with a sequel but it doesn’t change the fact that I still would like a sequel. September I read this bo What a fun, fun and moving story. September I read this book to my family. I just love this story it is sad, moving, funny and very very enjoyable. Jun 22, Alexandria rated it it was amazing. I like this book because she did everything she could just to make her brother happy.
Even though it made her sick to travel, she went to California to find Robin Hood to visit her sick brother in Maine. But she never gave up, not even a bit. She tried and tried to reach her goal to make her brother happy. But at the same time, she was scared that her brother would die.
I really liked this book because she was very determined to fulfill her brother’s wish. I really want you to read this book. I I like this book because she did everything she could just to make her brother happy.
It was very touching to me. So it’s good to read books even when you are not in school. May 10, Nitzan Schwarz rated it it was ok Shelves: To read more reviews and fun things go to my blog; Drugs Called Books! I am very conflicted about this read. First, I thought I wouldn’t finish this book. The first half of the story drove me crazy, and I considered just stopping. But then the second half was quite good, so I thought I’d be giving this higher stars, but then–no, ending came and I both liked and hated it.
Regretfully, in the end I could just really say “It was Ok”. I know many people liked this but for me this was just Well, s To read more reviews and fun things go to my blog; Drugs Called Books! Well, see for yourselves: I actually typed down my complaints as I read the first half, which went like this: What the… I thought they said they didn’t have much money, and yet they could buy a snake, rabbits and doves not to mention their cages and stuff?
How much money in their language is “not much”, exactly?! And what are they planning to do with those animals afterwards, exactly, go back to the seller and tell her “Hey, you know what? We changed our minds, you can have them back”?
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Oh, wait, update — that’s exactly what they planned on doing. One of the truly most unrealistic things I’ve ever read. Did she seriously leave the snake inside the wardrobe trailer?! So, someone would find the snake, freak out and who knows what else?
Because I thought otherwise before, but now… Update: Oh, and of course the snake was going to get out and wreck havoc. How she didn’t see that one coming, I’ve no idea. Just like that, she became an extra? And they jumped trailers? No one saw that? No one found it odd the main character is leaping off roofs? And how come they pne collided?
How wide are those trailers, anyway?!