RU Level: 5th Grade
Charlie Reese has made a wish every day since she was in fourth grade using different "wish granting" strategies. Made to live with people she doesn't know while her mother gets on her feet, Charlie captures a stray dog and makes friends with an "up-down" boy while learning to grow into a better person. This explores the meaning of family, controlling anger, forgiving and recognizing what we really want. A heart-warming tale that may cause a tear or two to be shed. This will be some students' favorite of the year.