As You Wish
By Jackson Pearce
(HarperTeen, Hardcover, 9780061661525, 304pp.)
Publication Date: September 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishingto have someone love her again and, more importantly, to belong againuntil one day she inadvertently summons a young genie out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes.
Jinn is anxious to return home, but Viola is terrified of wishing, afraid she will not wish for the right thing, the thing that will make her truly happy. As the two spend time together, the lines between master and servant begin to blur, and soon Jinn can't deny that he's falling for Viola. But it's only after Viola makes her first wish that she realizes she's in love with Jinn as well . . . and that if she wishes twice more, he will disappear from her lifeand her worldforever.
Jackson Pearce spins a magical tale about star-crossed lovers, what it means to belong . . . and how important it is to be careful what you wish for.
If Jackson Pearce had three wishes, she would wish for wisdom, patience, and for life to be a little more like a musical. She began writing when the school librarian told her there weren't any books that contained a smart girl, horses, baby animals, and magic. Her solution was to write the book herself. Jackson currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with a slightly cross-eyed cat and a lot of secondhand furniture.
“As You Wish is compelling, funny, thrilling and sexy, and Jinn is positively swoony. When you get to the end, you’ll wish for more.”
-Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of WAKE and FADE
“[A] romantic and touching story of wishes come true.”
“Fun, light reading that gives thoughtful and conscientious kids center stage.”