5.16.16 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? The Seventh Wish by @KateMessner

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week


the titles we are currently reading.}

This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!

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I read this ARC courtesy of Netgalley.

This book will be born on June 7th, 2016.

From Mrs. Messner’s site:

With the same warmth and fun that readers loved in All the Answers, Kate Messner weaves fantasy into the ordinary, giving every reader the opportunity to experience a little magic.


When Charlie Brennan goes ice fishing on her town’s cold winter lake, she’s hoping the perch she reels in will help pay for a fancy Irish dancing solo dress. But when Charlie’s first catch of the day offers her a wish in exchange for its freedom, her world turns upside down.


Charlie catches the fish again and again, but each time, her wishes go terribly and hilariously wrong. Just when things are finally starting to turn around, a family crisis with her older sister forces Charlie to accept the fact that some of the toughest challenges in life can’t be fixed by wishing.


“An empathetic, beautiful, magical fiercely necessary book that stares unflinchingly at the the very real challenges contemporary kids face and gently assures them they are not alone. Kate Messner gives her readers a story to cherish.”

~Anne Ursu, author of THE REAL BOY and BREADCRUMBS

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Mrs. Messner continued the brilliance that she started with her previous All the Answers (go ahead and tap that book over there to learn more).  Aalltagain, a completely realistic fiction story: A girl who likes ice fishing, sister at college, likes a boy, does Irish dancing, school projects… You know, normal stuff. But what if when fishing one day she catches a magic, wish-answering fish? What should she wish for? What would YOU wish for?

One thing we know from all the wish books and stories: Wishes never turn out the way we plan. Am I right? Of course.

The wishes don’t turn out right—but the blurb for the book doesn’t quite get it right: All the mistakes aren’t so hilarious. In fact, this book got very serious very quickly. The major issue Messner tackles here is all over the news right now. Careful readers will catch all the foreshadowing that is woven into the writing.

The Seventh Wish is a fascinating read. I had a tough time putting it down. You really think a book with a female MC is a girl book? Think again. And read this book. Here are a couple tweets I sent out while reading:

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Did you catch my MrEtkinSHMS Instagram posts this past week?
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 How many books did students in each class read?


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For every parent who leaves a comment on TODAY’S POST with what YOU’RE reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…

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Tap the book!

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The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones
School of the Dead
Never Missing, Never Found
This is the Part Where You Laugh

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