One Wish (Thirteen Treasures #0) by Michelle Harrison

Posted January 13, 2021 by jrsbookr in Middle grade / 0 Comments

by Michelle Harrison
One Wish (Thirteen Treasures #0) by Michelle HarrisonOne Wish on March 8, 2016
Source: Owned Hardback
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Action & Adventure, General
Pages: 384
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Format: Hardcover
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Tanya Fairchild may look like an ordinary twelve-year-old, but her life is anything but ordinary. After all, Tanya can see fairies. And real fairies are nothing like the ones in books....
When Tanya and her mother arrive in the bustling seaside town of Spinney Wicket, they have no idea what's in store for their summer vacation. Tanya soon meets Ratty, a young boy who shares her ability to see fairies. When Ratty goes missing, Tanya discovers her new friend has another extraordinary ability--an ability that has the potential to destroy them both.

Review

I finished the 13 treasures trilogy, then picked up the prequel, wondering how this would impact such a fantastic series. One Wish does just what it needs to do; it gives us a unique story centered around Tanya before the 13 treasures series. Harrison centers the story around a famous tree that grants wishes and our main character Tanya and all the horrible things that happen to her cause she been bestowed with this second sight. Tanya is lonely and bored, but much to her delight, she encounters a boy who not only can see fairies but has one as his best friend. The whole adventure around Ratty and Tanya is a nail bitter, and the ending is heartbreakingly sweet. I really would like another book set way in the future where Ratty and Tanya are grown up and just how their fairy adventures have gone since they were young. A great addition to this series.

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About Michelle Harrison

Michelle Harrison was born in 1979 and lives in Essex. She has a son, Jack, and three cats: Marmite, Sorsha and Widdershins. Before she was published she had various jobs including working in a bar, a bakery and an art gallery, later becoming a children’s bookseller at Waterstones. Prior to being a full-time writer, she worked in children’s fiction at Oxford University Press.

Michelle is the author of twelve books for children and young adults, and her work has been translated into nineteen languages. Her first, The Thirteen Treasures, won the Waterstones’ Children’s Book Prize. The Other Alice, won the Calderdale Book of the Year Award.

Michelle is keen to promote reading for pleasure and has delivered talks and workshops in many schools, as well as speaking at high profile literary events including the Edinburgh and Hay festivals.

Rating Report
Plot
5
Characters
4.5
Writing
5
Pacing
4
Cover
5
Overall: 5