When a sinister old woman leaves Griffin Penshine a box of twelve shiny pennies, she sets in motion a desperate quest; because the old woman was a wish stealer, and each penny represents a wish she stole from a wishing fountain decades earlier. Somehow, Griffin has to make things right, or the opposite of her own wishes will come true; and it could literally be a matter of life and death. The Wish Stealers introduces a new voice in middle-grade fantasy, as bright and sparkling as Griffin's pennies.
Griffin is a young girl that is given 12 shiny pennies by an old woman. Little does she know that these pennies will cause a great deal of trouble for here because these pennies are stolen wishes.
Sadly, this book fell short for me, but I think that is because it is aimed at a much younger audience. It lacked interesting characters and the plot was too predictable.
Wish Stealers by Tracy Trivas is a great book for middle schoolers. It is a quick read and a has a fun plot. It reminds you that dreams are achievable. All you need is some hope and hard work to make dreams a success. This book has some great morals and themes that are perfect for young readers.
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