WISH LIST

WISH LIST

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From the author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series comes a heartwarming tale of a young girl who is given a gift--the chance to right her wrongs, and discover the true meaning of life.Meg Finn is in trouble. Unearthly trouble. Cast out of her own home by her stepfather after her mom's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. But after her latest stunt, finding a place to sleep is the lead of her worries. Belch, Meg's partner in crime, has gotten her involved in an attempt to rob an old man's apartment, and things have gone horribly wrong. After an accidental explosion, both Meg and Belch's spirits are flung into limbo, and a race begins between the demonic and the divine to win Meg's soul.Meg's not such a bad kid, but she hasn't exactly been an angel either, so the tally for her "good" and "evil" deeds are dead even. Her only chance for tipping the scales to salvation is by going back to earth and doing some good--specifically, helping Lowrie, the old guy she tried to rob. He's got a wish list of life regrets to be set right and only so much time to do it. But even if Meg can persuade Lowrie to get mixed up with her, she's going to have to deal with an even scarier, undead Belch who's definitely on the side of the Devil now.With laughs and chills, THE WISH LIST is an exciting tale of life, death, and unexpected hereafter.
ISBN: 9780439443364
0439443369
Branch Call Number: PBJ COL

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ChristchurchLib Mar 05, 2013

"After her first attempted robbery goes horribly wrong, newly dead 14-year-old Meg Finn poses a problem for the administrators of the afterlife: she's lived a life that's been split straight down the middle between good and evil, so no one knows whether to send her to heaven or hell. Instead, they send Meg back to Earth to give her a chance to either save or condemn herself. Fans of Irish author Eoin Colfer's wicked sense of humour in the Artemis Fowl books should enjoy this quick, entertaining story, which, while mostly hilarious and irreverent, packs a surprising emotional punch in the end." March 2013 Teen Scene Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=608130

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theflyingpenguin
Nov 16, 2011

This book was amazing! the idea is interesting and the witty banter made me laugh out loud several times (which earned me some weird looks).

The story is about Meg Finn, who dies after she saves an old man she was robbing from her "partner", Belch, who died along with her. Afterwards, she has to come back to earth to help the old man she robbed fulfill his Wish List, a list of things he wants to do before he dies of the heart disease that's taken hold of his life. Unfortunately, Satan wants her soul, so he sends Belch back to make sure she fails in her quest.

Unbelievably funny, anyone and everyone should read it!

spreading love~

Go on, place a hold!

theshyreader Oct 06, 2011

I liked the idea behind this whole book. Decided to try it one day because I loved the Artemis Fowl series. It was a good read.

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jfeng
Nov 20, 2010

makes you think

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 06, 2010

A cute book, but is pretty slow.

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Mar 27, 2012

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EPLPicks_Teen Apr 07, 2010

After an accidental explosion during an attempted robbery, Meg's spirit is flung into limbo, and a race begins between the demonic and the divine to win Meg's soul.

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