The Seventh Wish
by Kate Messner
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
June 7, 2016
Kate Messner hits a very difficult topic out of the park! She addresses the difficult, heart-wrenching topic of addiction in a family member of an innocent Charlie, a fifth grade girl...and it is her big sister. I read the book straight through in a couple hours and had tears in my eyes. With the magic of wish fish, ice fishing, and Irish dancing, the topic is dealt with an age appropriate way. Of course! I would expect nothing less from a Kate Messner book!
Though the stories are all different, many families deal with some form of addiction. Maybe it is even a friend's family. Unfortunately, this book will definitely speak to many children in this day and age. I wish it weren't true. I wish children's lives were not affected by such things. But, we are burying our heads in the sand if we think they aren't. Thank you Kate Messner and Bloomsbury USA Childrens for this amazing book which addresses such a difficult topic in such a sensitive way.