May 6, 2010

Wish I Might

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Wishimight Hello and welcome to Scholastic Booktalks where we recommend brand new Scholastic books that we think you will love. Today's booktalk: Wish I Might by Coleen Murtagh Paratore.It is a sequel to Forget Me Not: From the Life of Willa Havisham.

Summertime, and the living is easy. 14-year-old Willa, her mom and her step-dad live on Cape Cod. As usual, their summer is busy — full of tourists and wedding planning at the Bramblebriar Inn. There has even been a mermaid spotted at the beach! Everything is going so well. Willa likes her job — she gets to read lots of books and she's in love. It's so exciting to think what this summer has in store for her.

What Willa doesn't expect is a stranger showing up in her town and announcing that he is her brother.

Willa's birth father died in a terrible accident before she was born, so the only things she has of his are a photograph and letters he wrote to her mother. And when Will, the boy claiming to be her half-brother, shows up in her town, she can definitely see the resemblance between them. Her boyfriend, JFK, doesn't trust him and, before leaving for his summer internship in Florida, JFK warns Willa to be careful.

After spending some time with her possible half-brother, Willa learns a jaw-dropping secret about her father. If this secret proves to be true, it will change Willa and her family forever! Too bad she has no one to share it with. Her former-best-friend Tina has become fast friends with annoying Ruby, and all they do is talk about boys and fashion. Ever since he left for his Florida trip, JFK rarely returns her calls or texts. And, worst of all, her friend Mariel has disappeared!

Why is this summer becoming so complicated? Why can't it be relaxing and fun? Is this what happens when you start growing up and learning the truth about your friends, family and boyfriend?

Read Wish I Might by Coleen Murtagh Paratore!

— Jen, Scholastic Booktalker

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  1. Abby Finkles

    This book looks pretty good I might want to read it over the summer. Comment below if you want to read it and tell why. :)

  2. Arlo285

    I’ve read all of the other books in the series and they are awesome! I can’t wait to read this one!

  3. swisher30

    I read Forget Me Not and loved the book so much i went to the bookstore the next day looking for the rest of the series.They didn’t have it and I was CRUSHED! When I read the blog and found out the next book I told my mom I HAD to go to the bookstore SOON! I suggest Forget Me Not to anyone that loves a book about friendship and fun! The book was so realistic, the charcters felt real to me alost like i knew all of them personally!