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Synopses & Reviews
Eoin Colfer has made millions of fans around the world with his much-loved character, Artemis Fowl, the star of his hugely best-selling series. Now, in a beautifully written novel that is already breaking records in his native Ireland, Colfer introduces readers to a lovable but troubled heroine, who has been given the opportunity for a special kind of redemption.
Meg Finn is in trouble unearthly trouble. Cast out of her home by her stepfather after her mother's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. But after her latest stunt, finding a place to sleep is the least of her worries. Belch, her partner in crime, has gotten her involved in the attempted robbery of an elderly man, Lowrie McCall. And things go horribly wrong. After an accidental explosion, Meg's spirit is flung into limbo, and a race begins between the demonic and the divine to win her soul.
Irreverent, hilarious, and touchingly hopeful, The Wish List takes readers on a journey of second chances, where joy is found in the most unexpected places.
"With its appealing Irish setting and strong characterizations...the tale will have readers rooting for plucky Meg, who, in a moving conclusion, winds up altering more fates than just her own." Publishers Weekly
"An abused teen and a bitter old man find affection and redemption in this heartwarming...slapstick comedy?...A lightweight and moving chuckler." Kirkus Reviews
"[A] cheeky look at life after death....[T]he moral underpinnings of the story...are presented in an interesting, amusing way. Surprisingly thought-provoking." Ilene Cooper, Booklist
"Wish List is funny, inventive, and sweet in spite of itself. Plus, lessons like 'Be nice to people' and 'Remember to have fun' are useful even for grown-ups. (Grade: A-)" Gillian Flynn, Entertainment Weekly
From the author of the international best-selling Artemis Fowl series, a heartwarming tale of a young girl who is given a gift the chance to right her wrongs, and discover the true meaning of love.
About the Author
Eoin Colfer, a former elementary school teacher, is a bestselling author in his native Ireland, where he lives with his wife and son. His first novel, Benny and Omar, was #1 in the U.K., and Artemis Fowl, as well as the follow-up, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, were national bestsellers in the U.S. and U.K. Miramax has acquired the film rights to Artemis Fowl, which will be produced by Jane Rosenthal at Tribeca Productions.