Monday, July 9

Don't You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire

Don’t You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire
Release Date: July 10, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 368

Summary: When plain and unpopular Annie Nutter gets zapped by one of her dad's whacked-out inventions, she lands in a paraallel universe where her life becomes picture-perfect. Now she's Ayla Monroe, daughter of the same mother but a different father—and she's the gorgeous, rich queen bee of her high school.  

In this universe, Ayla lives in glitzy Miami instead of dreary Pittsburgh and has beaucoup bucks, courtesy of her billionaire—if usually absent—father. Her friends hit the clubs, party backstage at concerts, and take risks that are exhilirating . . . and illegal. Here she's got a date to lose her V-card with the hottest guy she's ever seen.

But on the insde, Ayla is still Annie.

So when she's offered the chance to leave the dream life and head home to Pittsburgh, will she take it?

The choice isn't as simple as you think.

My Thoughts: This book was so different than anything I have read lately. It was a good different.

We start off the book being introduced to Annie Nutter, who has a brother, a mother and an inventor father. He is always brainstorming some idea and trying something new out. While shopping one day, Annie's mom finds a magazine with an article about an ex boyfriend. He is pretty wealthy, she starts to wonder what her life would be like if she had married the other man.

One day, Annie is messing with her dad's newest invention and she gets sucked into another universe. She wakes up to find herself as the other guy’s daughter. What does that mean? It means she has a new father a new brother, a big house, the whole works. It also means she has new best friends, and an actual boyfriend. She's not a nobody anymore, she's actually popular! Her name isn't Annie anymore either, its now Ayla.

To me, she will always be Annie though. Annie tries to fit in and stay up to date on being popular, even if this means changing her personality and trying to be "cool."

We get to experience Annie's new life as Ayla, and all the change she has to go through. She has to do whats right for her regarding her new family, new friends, and new boyfriend.

She also meets a boy who isn't who he seems. Annie instantly clicks with him and becomes his friend. She learns some deep dark secrets about him. To everyone else, he's not popular at all, he's homeless, he's a loser.

Annie has to evaluate her priorities and decide to do whats right. Does she want to keep Ayla's life or go back to her own? Does she want to go from being popular to a nobody again?

Overall: Don't You Wish was a fun cute read. Yes, it had life  lessons throughout the book but it was also funny and enjoyable. Can you imagine going in and taking over a stranger’s life? Read this book and than you can say you have done it! I really enjoyed reading this one and once I started I couldn't stop!

Cover: Love it Love her sunglasses, very catching! Also love the colors and the way its faded out.

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1 comment:

Shane said...

I've seen a bunch of bloggers reading this series, thanks for a wonderful review.

 

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