Witch Wish, by Jacqueline Seewald
I am totally bewitched by, Witch Wish. As an adult, I have enjoyed the light cozy read of a YA novel from time to time. Jacqueline Seewald has checked all the boxes for a warm read about two teen sisters with a good dose of sibling rivalry. What I found different about this story was the author’s ability to let the characters in this book take on a slight edge. The seemingly perfect family is not so storybook perfect. I hope that Young adults will find that they are not alone in their trivial day to day problems or their more intense issues. I especially liked the realistic ending and the message conveyed about family relationships. Without spoiling it for others, I will just say that it is well worth reading. I liken this story to popular teen books, such as Freaky Friday. The author covers all teen high school social status’…the jock, cheerleader, Geek, and less fortunate (invisible) groups. I really enjoyed Val’s spicy temper and her growth throughout the story. The 80’s setting made it easy to focus on the behaviors of teens and made me wonder how the author would write the same story today. One thing still rings true. Be careful what you wish for!