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The Seventh Wish
The Seventh Wish | Kate Messner
25 posts | 26 read | 65 to read
Charlie feels like she's always coming in last. From her Mom's new job to her sister's life away at college, everything else always seems to be more important than Charlie's upcoming dance competition or science project. Unsure of how to get her family's attention, Charlie comes across the surprise of her life one day while ice-fishing . . . in the form of a floppy, scaly fish offering to grant her a wish in exchange for its freedom. Charlie can't believe her luck until she realizes that this fish has a funny way of granting wishes, despite her best intentions. But when her family faces a challenge bigger than any they've ever experienced, Charlie wonders if some things might be too important to risk on a wish. With the same warmth and fun that readers loved in All the Answers, Kate Messner weaves fantasy into the ordinary, giving every reader the opportunity to experience a little magic.
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Smartypants
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The Better World Book Challenge...and only 7 books completed but there‘s always 2018!

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LiteraryinLawrence
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Today has been a 2-book day so far, and it's only noon! I just read The Seventh Wish cover to cover and I highly recommend it. I know the author faced some criticism for writing a middle grade book tackling drug addiction, but she did it in a really sensitive way. It's age-appropriate and focuses on what it's like to have a family member with addiction. You don't "see" drug use. I will feel comfortable putting it in my 7th grade class library.

LiteraryinLawrence Of course, that's not the only topic in the book! There are great parts about Irish dancing and ice fishing, and also a talking magic fish. :) 6y
Dolly Do you have a kitty masseuse or is one cat pushing the other off the blanket? 6y
kathyellendavis Loved this book! I personally know the author and she is always pushing herself to write real stuff for kids. She's awesome. 6y
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LiteraryinLawrence
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Excited to get my book signed by the awesome Kate Messner! I met a fellow book lover in one of the lines today and encouraged her to join Litsy. Welcome to @CarolionTales !

DivineDiana Where was this?📚 6y
LiteraryinLawrence @DivineDiana At the National Council of Teachers of English convention in Atlanta! 6y
DivineDiana How fabulous! 6y
Faibka How cool! 6y
Betty So glad you went to the conference. Many many years ago I drove to the ALA Conference in Atlanta for the day with a school librarian friend. We spent the whole time in the Exhibit Room. 6y
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Bookworm83
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I enjoyed this quick YA read. It was an interesting way of presenting a difficult subject to a younger audience.
#24in48 #bookthree

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Bookworm83
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Here is my reading buddy, Marbles! He is a big fan of YA. #24in48

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abbylibrarian
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I had to read this after the controversy and it's a powerful and age-appropriate depiction of a family member's addiction. My favorite of Kate Messner's so far.

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brandymuses
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This is a brilliant look at family and how one exuberant girl who has a passion for Irish dancing, an odd taste in science experiments, a fear of ice, and a big heart deals with every day life and an unexpected tragedy. Full of hope and exactly right for the target audience.

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ashleyhblake
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Absolutely beautiful. I hope this book finds the kids who need it, because it deals with real struggles. Ugly struggles, but real, and ones that we do kids no favors by sweeping under the rug. This book is empathetic and fierce and important.

ashlieelizabeth Is this MG? 6y
ashleyhblake Yes, it is! :) 6y
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Librarylady
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I always enjoy Kate Messner's books. I've been reading the controversy surrounding this book and feel that this is a great tween book that deals with the tough topic of addiction in a sensitive, age appropriate, and honest way. A great read!

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HeidiSchulz
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In this loose retelling of The Fisherman and His Wife, Charlie comes to discover that wishes are tricky, and that even magic can't fix everything—especially the problems in her family.
The story is told with sensitivity and respect for its intended audience. I could not recommend it more highly.

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nstotz
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This is a must read.

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bookriot
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Picked this middle grade book up on the way to my mom's house since it has caused a stir. I love the author and am eager to see her work her magic. - @Kelly (Check out Kelly's interview with Kate: http://bookriot.com/2016/06/16/stories-will-help-understand-interview-censorship...)

Dineen73 Kate Messner is amazing. A few years ago, my son fell in love with her books. We drove an hour and a half to see her do a reading & she gave my son an advance copy of the 1st chapter of her new book at the time (we connected on Twitter and she remembered him). Can't wait to read this. 6y
Onceuponatime This book is so well-written for middle grade! Kate does a great job with a difficult topic. I enjoyed it and my 11-year old, loved it too! 6y
Librarylady I've just been reading about this book on her blog and all the stir it is causing. Pretty sure I'm going to make time for it this weekend. 6y
Michardillo Finally got to meet her in person last night here in DC. LOVE HER WORK, have read all of her books. This one is very well done and as always I learned a lot from her writing. 6y
MelanieCDuncan Amazing book! 6y
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NeedsMoreDragons
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In my opinion, Kate Messner just gets better and better. Like her other books, TSW tackles real-life serious issues in a gentle, age-appropriate manner. I love books that are both fun and sweet but also don't avoid hard truths. Kids need this book.

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Onceuponatime
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An excellent and appropriately written story for middle grade readers on a difficult topic. Not many children's authors tackle drug addiction and its effect on a family. Kate Messner does so in an emotionally engaging, very real way. A great read to help gain perspective and understanding

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youngreadrshelf
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Starting this one this afternoon. Will report back on controversy. 😉

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Jbrooxd
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Outstanding!! A FANTASTIC middle grade story about family, friendship, and addiction. Exceptionally well-done.

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HeidiSchulz
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So nice of Kate Messner's cover designer to match my living room! I've been looking forward to this book for some time—a modern MG retelling of the fairytale The Fisherman and His Wife. Perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

literaticat Your 7th Wish post is right next to MY 7th Wish post! TWINSIES 6y
HeidiSchulz @literaticat Book twins are the best twins! 6y
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literaticat
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This week, THE SEVENTH WISH was removed from some school libraries and the author "disinvited" from a school visit despite being well-reviewed, kid-friendly, and magical. Why? The book touches on a difficult topic, and the school principal was afraid. ? BUY IT. READ IT. SHARE IT. It's important.

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Kelly
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Picked this middle grade book up on the way to my mom's house since it has caused a stir. I love the author and am eager to see her work her magic.

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youngreadrshelf
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This just came in with the mail. I am looking forward to seeing what about this book has made schools cancel the author's visit.

brendanmleonard I know, right? Just heard about that this week on Twitter. 6y
Ellsbeth I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this book. 6y
Peddler410 Didn't hear about that but I'm intrigued. 6y
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Onceuponatime
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#FunFriday That day when all of your library holds come in at once! 😆

MissKatie Hahaha I know the feeling. After I moved, the first friends I made were librarians for this reason. ^ 😌 6y
Well-ReadNeck Just in time for the weekend!!!! 6y
Bkwurm When it rains, it pours! Have a great reading weekend. 📖📖😳📖😴📖📖... 6y
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JoKnowles
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Loved it! Bravo to Kate for telling this story and hopefully starting a much-needed discussion.

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