Title: Saving Wishes.
Publication: February 2013.
Pages: 368 pages.
Series/ Stand alone: #1 in the Wishes series.
Format: Kobo reader.
Summary: (Taken from goodreads) For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tough gig. She’s been branded a troublemaker, her reputation is in tatters and she’s stuck in Pipers Cove, a speck of a town on the coast of Tasmania. Thankfully, it’s temporary. Her lifelong dream of travelling the world is just months away from becoming reality. All she has to do is ride out the last few months of high school, which is easier said than done thanks to a trio of mean girls known as The Beautifuls. When Adam Décarie arrives in town, all the way from New York, life takes an unexpected turn. His arrival sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever, convincing her of one thing. Fate brought him to her.
Review: First things first, I really like the cover of this book and the covers for the rest of the series. It has this vintage effect which works perfectly for me. And the girl on the cover is just how I imagined Charli. It was a fairly quick read for a 350+ page book. Absolutely loved the simple writing style G.J had incorporated. The setting was beautiful, and most of the part of the story was believable. But there were a few things which didn’t work out for me. The main character’s relationship with everyone around her seemed legit. Although her neglecting the best friend after finding the love interest of her life was a bit annoying. The suspense of her family was intriguing indeed. But the dream she had, of going out in the big world, exploring it, enjoying it, and meeting new people was what I liked the most. I did like the love interest. Who doesn’t like a rich handsome french boy who is a New Yorker? There were some things which I agree on with the one star reviews, was that she became smitten in the idea of love. I’d have liked the characters to develop a bit more. But all in all, it was a really fun quick read.
The Goodreads page for the book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17368120-saving-wishes