My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won’t find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could’ve been better or what worked or didn’t work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it’s here I probably think it won’t injure your brain if you read it.
In the town of Willow Hill it’s tradition for girls who turned thirteen to go to the willow tree and make three wishes on the third night of the third month after their birthday. Some of the girls think it’s funny, some of them think it’s real, and some of them truly believe.
Natasha’s family has always believed in magic, from her younger sisters to the aunts that have raised her since her mother’s disappearance. In a house full of strong women and active girls, Natasha wants to be something other than the “good girl.” She’s responsible, kind and friendly – yet can’t seem to hold a candle to her prettier younger sister, or the charming baby of the family.
On her Wishing Day, Natasha’s aunts take her to the hill where she follows the tradition and makes her three wishes. The first wish is an impossible wish. The second is a wish she can make come true herself. And the third is the deepest wish of her secret heart.