Don't You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire Review

Name: Don't You Wish
Author: Roxanne St. Claire
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: July 10th, 2012
Format: E-Book ARC
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Thank you Netgalley and Delacorte Books for Young readers for sending me this book for review!!

When plain and unpopular Annie Nutter gets zapped by one of her dad's whacked-out inventions, she lands in a parallel universe where her life becomes picture-perfect. Now she's Ayla Monroe, daughter of the same mother but a different father—and she's the gorgeous, rich queen bee of her high school. In this universe, Ayla lives in glitzy Miami instead of dreary Pittsburgh and has beaucoup bucks, courtesy of her billionaire—if usually absent—father. Her friends hit the clubs, party backstage at concerts, and take risks that are exhilarating . . . and illegal. Here she's got a date to lose her V-card with the hottest guy she's ever seen. But on the inside, Ayla is still Annie. So when she's offered the chance to leave the dream life and head home to Pittsburgh, will she take it? The choice isn't as simple as you think.-Goodreads

My Review:
When I first started this book I really didn't know what to expect. I've been kinda in a book rut lately and I haven't really found any books that I could really get into. However, I am SO glad that I decided to read this book because it definitely brightened my mood and got me out of this book rut that I have been in!

One of my favorite parts about this book was the development of the main character Annie! At first, she doesn't think too much about her friends or family, and only really thinks about fitting in with the cool crowd at school. When her parents get into a fight over her dad's latest invention, Annie wishes that she could be living a different life-one filled with glamour and wealth. Suddenly, she's zapped into the body of Ayla Monroe. At first, Annie is loving this new life-one filled with glitz and glam, amazing clothes, a ticket to parties, and being one of the most popular girls at school. Soon, however, she starts to realize that the popular life isn't all that it's cracked up to be and realizes what really matters in her life: her family. I was really happy that Annie was able to come to this realization that money doesn't make you happy and it's really your family that can put a smile on your face. Seeing her develop from kind of a shallow character to one who is caring and realizes that material things aren't everything.

I also loved the cast of characters that accompanied Annie meets on her adventure! Her two friends as Ayla, Jade and Bliss, were a little out there and definitely did things that I didn't like, still were hysterical and fun to read about. Now onto Charlie-one of my favorite characters about this book! He's able to see Annie for who she really is, even when she's hiding behind a mask of wealth and fame, and helps her find her way home. He is such a caring and sweet character and I loved how much he cared for Annie!

Overall, I really enjoyed Don't You Wish and I recommend that you all check it out this summer! It really was such an enjoyable read and the perfect summer beach read!

My Rating: Four out of Five Stars

4 comments:

Read, Write, Read said...

I really want to read this book! I know exactly what you mean about not being able to get into a book, I was like that as well for a while. Great review :)

Sherre said...

I got this book from netgalley and forgot to read it in the specified time. Glad it was a good book though.

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I've never heard of this one before, but it definitely sounds good. It's out of my comfort zone, and I feel like I should jump into that realm more often.

Fabulous review...I'm glad you enjoyed it!

booktasty said...

I've been looking for a good summer read...I'm in the mood for some contemporary :) I admit I never paid to much attention to this one before but your review makes me interested! :)

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