The Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride #1 The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride by Joe Siple

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by Joe Siple
The Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride #1 The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride by Joe SipleThe Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride Published by Black Rose Writing on March 1, 2024
Genres: Fiction / Coming of Age, Fiction / Family Life / General, Fiction / Friendship, Fiction / Literary
Pages: 236
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Maxy Awards "BOOK OF THE YEAR"

At 100 years old, Murray McBride has outlived everyone he's ever loved. But when he meets Jason Cashman, a 10-year-old boy with a terminal illness, Murray may learn something about finding meaning in life as he helps his young friend fulfill his last wishes.

With all his family and friends gone, one-hundred-year-old Murray McBride is looking for a reason to live. He finds it in Jason Cashman, a ten-year-old boy with a terminal heart defect and a list of five things he wants to do before he dies.

Together, they race against the limited time each has left, ticking off wishes one by one. Along the way, Murray remembers what it's like to be young, and Jason fights for the opportunity to grow old. But when tragedy strikes, their worlds are turned upside-down, and an unexpected gift is the only thing that can make Jason's final wish come true.

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The Five Wishes of Mr. Murrrary Mcbride is a heartwarming story about an unlikely friendship, hope, and love. We have a 100-year-old man who is on the verge of choosing to end his life by stopping a prescription med that helps keep his lungs clear so he can live another day. We also have a ten-year-old boy who needs a new heart but is unlikely to get one in time. One day, they have an unlikely meeting, which leads Murrary to discover that Jason, the ten-year-old, has a list of seemingly impossible five wishes to complete before he dies.
What unfolds is the tale of this unlikely friendship, as Murrary is 100 years old and Jason is ten and obsessed with video games. There are a lot of comedic moments as Murrary learns how to email, attempts to play video games, and imparts wisdom and respect to elders. The ending, while sad as you would expect, I mean, we got two likely candidates for death, but it does not end how I expected it to end. I was engaged throughout the tale, and though it made me cry, sometimes those books are the best.

About Joe Siple

Joe Siple is the USA Today bestselling author of The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride. His other works include The Final Wish of Mr. Murray McBride, Charlie Fightmaster and the Search for Perfect Harmony, The Town with No Roads, and The Last Dogs. A prequel to the Murray McBride series, The First Wish of Mr. Murray McBride, will be released in 2024.

Siple lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.