Wish, by Barbara O'Connor

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ISBN: 9780374302733
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - August 30th, 2016

A lovely book about an 11 year old girl who feels she has no control over her life so uses wishes to try to gain a semblance of control .  Due to a dysfunctional family life, Charlie had to go live with her aunt and uncle, whom she barely knows.  She now finds herself in a rural town living with strangers.  The book explores what it's like to try and fit in to a new town and family, all while not really understanding why you are there.  Charlie finds a stray dog and through wishes and persistence, she befriends him.  She also finds friendship with Howard and his family.   Having Wishbone by her side through all her struggles helps her to find love, a family and a home.