The two main characters, Soli and Lucy are 13 years old. They have always been best friends, but they are opposite in almost every way. The live next to a wood where faeries live. Soli and Lucy walk to school together through the woods almost every day and have never had any problems with faeries.
But, when Lucy does something to betray Soli, they have an argument in the wood, and Soli wishes that Lucy wasn't there. And -- all of a sudden -- she isn't.
A Wish in the Woods took me less than a half hour to read. The best part of the book is the illustrations, (by Odessa Sawyer) which are beautiful and interesting. They also take up many of the 93 pages. The text is sparse -- short, simple sentences. I'm wondering if this series is specifically targeting lower level readers -- because it would certainly be appropriate for them. However, I'm not sure the story is very gripping. It just ends. Perhaps if the next books in the series were available to pick up right away, this might be satisfying. But I have trouble even calling it a book -- it's just the first chapter in the story.
Published by Stone Arch, January 1, 2012
Copy obtained from the library
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