The book is The Wish Stealers by Tracy Trivas. The reviewer is a witch. Now, Tracy never clearly claims the existence of witches in her book, but I think the relevance is there. So, without any further ado, let me turn things over to my reviewer (who wishes to remain anonymous).
I so love this book! Yes, the heroine, Griffin Penshine can be obnoxiously good to the point I want to gag, but I do love anything to do with magic and this book has it in folds. I've always believed in the magic of wishes. And what an interesting idea... to steal wishes of others. Hmm. What? Don't look at me like that Lisa! I'm just engrossed in the story.
Anyway, my favorite characters in the book were hands down the witches from MacBeth. Of course they must have been wearing theater makeup because witches are NOT all ugly and warty. Look at me. I'm gorgeous. Well, I am. But anyhow, even miss goody-two-shoes, Griffin has her moments and I love that. So I give it a big thumbs up!
Thank you. I think. Anyhow, much better than the zombie review. I will add my own two-cents now. Ha ha! Get it? A book about penny wishes? Two-cents?
Anyway, I LOVE this book. It's an MG and I have to tell you I thought it was amazing. Griffin is a great character, multidimensional as my guest indicated and I love the supporting cast as well. Grandma Penshine being my favorite. The story is original, with fresh writing and carries a beautiful lesson for those in the MG crowd and some grown ups I know. I hope you will check it out.