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Friday, July 05, 2013
Saving Wishes (The Wishes Series #1) 
Paperback: 366 pages
Publisher: Gemma Walker-Smith
Edition: First Edition
Publication Date: February 11, 2013
Genre: Teens & YA, Romance 

Author Biography

G.J.Walker Smith lives in Western Australia, has an egotistical French bulldog, a love for really good coffee and a million stories in her head that she hopes to get into print. She also love any kind of travel, especially when it's decided on a whim. Luckily, she has a husband and three gorgeous sons , and  loves to go anywhere with them.

Book Description

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.
Saving Wishes is the story of a girl who doesn't quite fit the life she's living, and the boy who helps her realise why.

My review

I had no idea what kind of  story I will be reading from Saving wishes. Since this genre found a permanent place into my most favorite lists , I was very excited to read this one. This is the kind of novel where you have a hate for the main protagonist (I am so sorry if you didn't, I did), no matter how much ever you try to like them or get to know them better. I was totally enthralled by  the novel. When I read the first half of the story, I was pitying Charli,  I wished she could forget all her past mistakes and welcome the beautiful life that the world is going to offer her through Adam. But I should have known. She sucked my breath out of my life.I was keeping my fingers crossed for the new twists and turns in her life.

Charlotte Elisabeth Blake is a 17 year girl who lives with her brother Alex Blake in Piper's cove, Tasmania,  a small village in Australia. She is the kind of girl every mother warns you about. She always lives in La La Land. She and her best friend Nicole plan to spend their long-term dream for ten years by travelling the best places around the world. So they try to save as much as they could for their luxurious travel since this year will be the end of their school life.

Then Adam comes into picture, her French teacher's cousin. The world changes around  her when he enters her life, to be precise, enters her world. He is a 21 year old guy who is flawless and perfect in all the ways. There is no reason for a golden boy like him to love a trouble maker like Charlie. He could get any girl he wants as he is also filthy rich .But blame it on the destiny. They fall madly in love.

If not for Adam I would have given up reading the novel. According to me, he was the only sane character in the novel. I had my doubts on Gabrielle after her love life with Charli's brother Alex was let loose. I wasn't able to like Charlie's father either because no father would say their daughters a big trouble in front of other people. And also not interfere and shatter their love life into pieces, if the person they fell in love with is not only a good one but a god sent. May be I think her young father was having trouble with a fact that she might not need him after she has him. But that was really a selfish thing to do when he has his lover Gabrielle.

So I am against supporting all the characters in the novel except Gabrielle and Adam at the end of this series. For me, it was a love-hate relationship with the main character, Charli. She is not a puppet. She is going to be eighteen and she can make her own decision. I know her life was a mess, but now what she is doing is making more mistakes than before.

Overall, I love Adam for his kindness and unconditional love he offered to charli, Gabrielle for her peace making  and Alex for being trustworthy. And now goes my haters list, Nicole(You'll hate her at the end) , the beautifuls , Ethan, Mitchell and also Charli. 

Mr rating 3.5/5

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