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When Good Wishes Go Bad (2010)

by Mindy Klasky(Favorite Author)
3.5 of 5 Votes: 5
077832821X (ISBN13: 9780778328216)
As You Wish
review 1: This was a much better book. I definitely think the protagonist this time was a true-to-life person. Sure, she made some mistakes, but they were all in earnestness. Very quick read, and actually makes me eager to read the next book in the series. Also, I LOVED the tie-in to the first book - very subtle, but a nice connection. If you were like me and read the first but weren't sure to continue in the series, take a chance. It'll be worth it.
review 2: I really wanted to love this book but I just found it difficult to relate to anyone or to the setting.It has everything going for it in the premise. Becca’s boyfriend of several years leaves a note: “Gotta run – don’t wait up” and then is never seen again. It turns out he is accused of embezzling millions
... more of dollars from the theatre that they both work for. Enter a gender bending genie granting four wishes and a sexy playwright neighbor with a quirky mom and you should have a great story. Somehow it fell flat.I’m not sure if it was the setting. Becca is a dramaturge. (defined in Wikipedia as: dramaturge is a professional position within a theatre company that deals mainly with research and development of plays.) She seems to believe this makes her a licensed psychologist and while I loved how seriously she took her job, it seemed a little over the top. She refers to her experience as a dramaturge helping her through almost every situation she comes upon – theatre related or not. It somehow felt unnatural in normal conversation to me.To be honest, I don’t know much about the theater world so maybe that was my problem.Her neighbor, Ryan is a cute, shy playwright love interest and Teel is funny as her Genie rushing her to complete her four wishes so he can hurry back to his own life.I think my biggest problem was that When Good Wishes Go Bad TELLS you the story, rather than immersing the reader into the story, so I always felt like I was reading a diary rather than going through these experiences with the characters. The big events took place off the page.It was cute enough and there was a neat twist to the story with Ryan at the end but all in all I was left wanting more.. less
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Fun, quick easy read! Loved it and still wish genies were real!!! :-)
Second of a cute series with a plot twist I didn't see coming.
The best book in this series. :)
funny and brave and awesome
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