Wish You Weren’t by Sherrie Petersen

11 Jul

wishyouWish You Weren’t

By Sherrie Petersen

138 pages – ages 8+

Published by Intrepid Publications on March 15, 2014

Marten couldn’t believe it. A wish he made on a star actually came true – and he feels awful about it. He wished that his little brother, Aldrin, wasn’t there. While at a museum, Aldrin just… Faded away. Marten and his best friend, Paul, meet a strange man named Tör, who says that he will help them get Aldrin back. Using watches that can control time, Tör, Marten, and Paul go through time, trying to undo what happened. When Tör’s star he comes from starts to die, and signs of Aldrin start disappearing, it’s up to Marten and Paul to stop Aldrin from disappearing forever.

This was a very good time travel book. Ms. Petersen’s plot has no holes and her description of the story puts the reader right in the middle of it. I like books like this – a little bit of magic, a little bit of time travel, a lot of adventure. It was a great read. I like Ms. Petersen’s writing style. She gets into the mind of an 11 (almost 12!) boy very easily. Marten is a great character and, speaking as a 12 year old boy, he acts very realistically. I understand why he does everything he does. I also like Tör – he is mysterious and I love the idea of him being in charge of making sure the wishes made on his star come true. The book was appropriate for all ages. I think a lot of kids (and adults) will love this story.

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

16 Responses to “Wish You Weren’t by Sherrie Petersen”

  1. Catherine Johnson July 11, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    That’s a good one to get siblings being nice to one another :)

  2. Sherrie Petersen Books July 11, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

    Thanks for the great review! I’m glad you liked it :)

  3. KidLitReviews July 12, 2014 at 3:15 am #

    You beat me to this one. I think this is a great story. It was easy to follow. Nice review. =^-^=

  4. Sam July 12, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    This book sounds really interesting, plus the cover is adorable. Might have to check it out, eh? Sibling books are the best.

  5. Jilanne Hoffmann July 12, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    We don’t have to have siblings to heed the warning that we should be careful for what we wish for. :D Nice review, Erik!

  6. readingwithrhythm July 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    I find time travel tales fascinating. I don’t understand time. Or about being careful for what you wish for. I’m always happy when my wishes come true. Maybe I should check out this book and see what it’s all about.

  7. Niamh Clune Plum Tree Books July 13, 2014 at 5:21 am #

    Looks great. Be careful what we wish for…I am glad to see there is time travel in it. I do hope he finds his little brother again!

  8. heylookawriterfellow July 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

    Fantastic premise!

    I’m sure glad none of my less than noble wishes were ever granted when I was a kid!

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