Author of Middle Grade novels about friendship, family, and figuring out where you fit in.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Review of WISH YOU WEREN'T by Sherrie Petersen

If you love Middle Grade, love science and space, and love to be taken on an adventure, then please -- read this book!

A summary of the book, taken from

Marten doesn't believe in the power of wishes. None of his have ever come true. His parents ignore him, his little brother is a pain and his family is talking about moving to Texas. Not cool. So when he makes an impulsive wish during a meteor shower, he doesn't expect it to make any difference.

Until his annoying brother disappears.

With the present uncertain and his brother’s future in limbo, Marten finds himself stuck in his past. And if he runs out of time, even wishes might not be enough to save the ones he loves.

WISH YOU WEREN'T by Sherrie Petersen is the kind of book that stays in my mind long after I've read it. The characters were very real to me and their dialogue was fun and humorous. Marten, the main character, is easy to relate to, and his little brother is exactly the kind of little brother you'd see in real life (you know, cute and annoying at the same time.) I think my favorite character was Marten's best friend, Paul, who reminds me a bit of myself. I enjoyed the characters' adventure and can't wait to read more by the author!

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads, and highly recommend it!

Check out the book on Amazon here, or learn more at Sherrie's website.


Tara Tyler R said...

i read about this book a little bit ago - sounds very promising! and congrats on YOUR book! it looks adorable and meaningful!

and thanks for commenting at Tammy's on my broken branch falls blog tour!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great review, Shelley!! So glad you loved it :)

Kelly Polark said...

Great review, Shelley! I loved it too!

Lady Lilith said...

Glad to hear this is such a nice read.

Heather Holden said...

Don't think I've heard of this book before, but the premise is definitely intriguing. Glad to see you enjoyed it so much! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

I've had this one on my wishlist for a bit - it sounds great!

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