How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Thank you to NetGalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group and HMH Books for Young Readers for the ARC, How To Make A Wish by Ashley Herring Blake. I really really really liked this book! The inner turmoil Grace suffers stems from a lifetime of having to protect and save her totally irresponsible mother from bars, bad boyfriends, and her very scary reality. This has made Grace grow up tough and prickly and rather than grow close, she keeps everyone at a distance or she just ducks and runs. All that changes the summer she meets grief stricken Eve, whose mother has died. Eve and Grace click, and as her summer spirals out of control; Eve saves Grace by slipping into her window for nightly jaunts to the lighthouse, sharing her peanut butter, and her heart. Blake has crafted a beautiful LGBTQ read that honestly deals with friendship, family, death, grief, and finding oneself. Since it is due out in May, it will be a great beach read too. I fell in love with this book!
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