The Wish by Gail Carson Levine

256 pages first pub 2000 (editions)

fiction magical realism middle grade lighthearted fast-paced


Wilma Sturtz is invisible and miserable at school. So when an old lady on the subway offers her a wish, Wilma immediately asks for popularity -- in fact, she asks to be the most popular kid at school.Suddenly, Wilma has more friends than she can k...

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Community Reviews Summary of 937 reviews


funny 83%
lighthearted 83%
adventurous 16%
hopeful 16%
reflective 16%


fast 83%
medium 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 80% | Character: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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