Wishing Day

By Lauren Myracle

Hi! Have you ever wished for something to come true and it did? Well, every girl in Willow Hill has a wishing day. On the third month after her thirteenth birthday, every girl gets to make 3 wishes: an impossible wish, a wish that you have to make come true yourself, and the deepest wish of your heart. But Natasha’s wishing day is even stronger than most because she is in the line of a family who came up with the wishing day. Natasha wished that her mom was still alive, she wished to be kissed, and she wished that someone would see who she was and that she would be their favorite.

Natasha is the oldest of the children in her family. She is 13. She has a younger sister who is in the same grade as her who is 12 and a little sister who is 11. Dayra (the middle sister) doesn’t believe in magic. She’s really popular and pretty and Natasha sort of envies her. Ava (the youngest sister) is the most magic-believing person you’ll ever meet. Natasha is Ava’s favorite sister because Dayra doesn’t really understand her or anything else about magic. Natasha has one friend named Molly, but she doesn’t really share anything with her. Also, another thing you need to know is that Natasha was an author, but she doesn’t like finishing stories. She only started them, and what she started was beautiful! But she didn’t want to enter into a writer’s contest, so Ava entered one of her stories for her.

After her wishing day, Natasha just started feeling something. She just started keeping secrets and being mean. Once she realized she was being mean, she stopped and she made up with everybody, even Molly. But in the meantime, Natasha had been getting mysterious notes that made her feel good about herself (like “you are my favorite” and poetry and things like that). She thought they were from her secret crush, Benton, but she soon figured out that he liked another girl, Belinda. Then, Ava and Natasha realized that Stanley was the one who liked Natasha. Or was he?

Who was writing the notes? Will any of Natasha’s wishes come true? As I always say, read the book to find out!

I recommend this book to readers who love magical stories. The magical storyline was one of the reasons I loved this book. One of my favorite parts was how, even though Natasha was different from both of her sisters, she stuck with it and was able to find happiness.

A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:

“Run and Get Mom” (how I describe the scariness factor):
Zero. None. Nada.

“Yucky-Lovey Stuff” (how I describe the romance factor):
There are a couple of certain parts, so yes – there is some yucky, lovey stuff.


I give this book 5 wands.
I really loved it! It made me happy inside the whole book. And sad at some parts, too. This caught me in the story and it never let go until the book was over.