*** Au & NZ iBooks Best of 2013 Breakout Book Of The Year ***
For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tough gig.
She's been branded a troublemaker, her reputation is in tatters and she's stuck in Pipers Cove, a speck of a town on the coast of Tasmania.
Thankfully, it's temporary. Her lifelong dream of travelling the world is just months away from becoming reality. All she has to do is ride out the last few months of high school, which is easier said than done thanks to a trio of mean girls known as The Beautifuls.
When Adam Décarie arrives in town, all the way from New York, life takes an unexpected turn. His arrival sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever, convincing her of one thing. Fate brought him to her.
Saving Wishes is the story of a girl who doesn't quite fit the life she's living, and the boy who helps her realise why.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Rebellious teenager Charli Blake is dying to escape her dreary, rain-soaked hometown on Australia’s Tasmanian coast. But when a bright-eyed, idealistic New Yorker cruises into town in his fancy Audi and nearly hits her, Charli’s fate takes a dramatic left turn. Author G.J. Walker-Smith imbues her petulant character with spicy wit and disarming self-deprecation. Saving Wishes taps into our deep-seated desire to follow our dreams, find love, and ultimately learn self-acceptance.
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This book wasn’t groundbreaking by any means, but I fell so in love with the story that I couldn’t put it down. The characters were everything (yes, looking at you Adam & Alex) and there were twists I wasn’t expecting in the slightest. Overall, I loved this and I seriously can’t wait to finish off the series!
So glad I got this book
I really enjoyed reading this book.
A Romance for the Soul
You know how when you find a good book, you sometimes feel antsy to speed through the character struggles to get to the beautiful, romantic happy ending?
Saving Wishes is not like that.
The way Walker-Smith writes her relationship and character arcs makes you want to savour every. single. interaction. The romance, selfishness, desperation, pain, and love of Adam and Charli is so agonizingly tangible, that I find myself closing the book at pivotal scenes just so I can sit in the character’s emotion with them for a little bit longer.
I love these characters, and I promise you will too.