Thursday, 7 June 2018
As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti (Review)
In a small town in a boring desert, there is a little bit of unexpected magic. In Madison, every teen who turns 18, gets one sole wish. They can wish for wealth, love, freedom, life and trucks. But be careful what you wish for, because any mistake in wording or intention and bam, everything is permanently ruined. Eldon is an inhabitant of Madison and his 18th birthday is fast approaching. As it gets closer and closer, he stresses about what he will wish about and everyone around him has selfish demands and opinions on what they believe he should wish for.
I found As You Wish to be dull and boring. It was a lot of inner dialogue as well as a lot of telling not showing. Eldon was boring, self absorbed and listless. He spent 99% of his time gripping and getting upset and only 1% actually trying to work through his emotional problems and troubles. It was quite problem, as it made a story with so much potential became dredgerous and uninteresting. There were some nice story pieces here and there, which made the novel tolerable. There was a fairly bland cast of characters, but again, they were not terrible, they were just not good. In the end I land in the middle and I give As You Wish the star rating of THREE OUT OF FIVE STARS!!!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*