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By Charise Mericle Harper
Lots of girls in Grade 5/6 have been reading this book and saying how much they liked it so I was looking forward to reading it over the summer. It is about a girl named Ashley who comes across a jar of wishes in the basement. When she pulls one out she gets drawn into the wish and sees it play out with two girls she has never met before named Shue and Ashley. Before long the wish fades away and Ashley is back in her basement. Throughout the summer Ashley can't wait to go downstairs and see the next part of the story as she continues to pull wishes out of the jar and be transported back into Shue and Ashley's story.
Back in the "real world" Ashley is expected to welcome a new person into their house for three weeks when her parents invite a friends' daughter, Claire, into their home. At first this isn't much fun at all but Claire has some creative ways to make the summer more fun for everyone in the whole family.
I liked this book and was surprised to realize that the author also wrote the series Just Grace, which we have in our library. I hadn't made that connection before.
The whole time I was reading this book I also thought it reminded me a lot of a book called A Handful of Time by Kit Pearson. If you enjoyed Dreamer Wisher Liar you will love A Handful of Time too.