Review- Wishless by Louise Caiola

October 20, 2011 Reviews 4

Wishless by Louise Caiola

Paperback220 pages
Published August 28th 2011 by L & L Dreamspell
Age Group: YA
Source: Author
Buy this book: Amazon

Summary (from Goodreads)

Can strangers become sisters, a long-lost father become a dad, and can love really conquer all? The challenge is extreme-the stakes have never been higher. The fortune cookies tease her: You will lead a long and happy life. Those dumb things are never right.
Chessie Madrid wants to fall in love, she wants to fly airplanes, and most of all she wants to live longer than 6752 days. With a fatal disease camped inside of her wreaking havoc since she turned sixteen, the doctor’s predictions are far more sinister. Preparing for death is a total drag.
Instead, Chessie makes a list of her deepest desires, keeping her impending demise a secret, and being pretend-well. When the list suddenly starts to come true, sending Chessie’s life and everything in it reeling, it’s a case of being careless what you wish for.
With a new sister she’s always dreamed of, a father who’s a nightmare, and a lesson in love arriving all at once, Chessie makes her last wish the one that will matter most of all-to live or die trying.

I am two for two on books that have made me cry. Normally, I don’t go for books that I think might make me shed some tears. Why? simply put, because I am a big cry-baby. But I am so glad that I put up with my tears for this book because I loved it! Wishless is such a beautiful story. And they were not all sad tears, there were some happy tears too.

The story deals with a terminal illness, so I knew it was not going to be happy go lucky. But even though it was such a serious subject matter, there were still some really cute moments. I loved that. I loved the fortune cookie theme spread throughout the book. I couldn’t wait to see what her fortunes were going to be.

One thing I did not like was Johnny. Now I know he was not made to be a likable character, but he really aggravated me. I can’t stand cheating, and he was just so flippant about everything. It drove me crazy. Chessie should have had some better sense there.

Other than the johnny shaped slip-ups, I thought Chessie was a very strong character and I loved her! And George, well he was a cutie. I am always a sucker for the nice guy- in real life and in my books. Call me crazy, but mean doesn’t do it for me.

I don’t want to give too much away from the story, but Wishless is a beautiful, emotional, and touching journey. And I loved every minute of it. I was moved by Chessie’s story. Such a satisfying read.

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4 Responses to “Review- Wishless by Louise Caiola”

  1. Mierke

    This is what I love most about book blogs; discovering books I never would have found otherwise. Thank you for posting this review! Added it to my TBR pile.

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