WINNER OF THE CBCA AWARD FOR BOOK OF THE YEAR, OLDER READERS
"A wonderful, heartwarming coming-of-age story" Readings
For Van Uoc Phan, fantasies fell into two categories: nourishing, or pointless. Daydreaming about Billy Gardiner, for example? Pointless. It always left her feeling sick, as though she'd eaten too much sugar.
Van Uoc doesn't believe in fairies, zombies, vampires, Father Christmas - or magic wishes. She believes in keeping a low profile: real life will start when school finishes. But when she attracts the attention of Billy Gardiner, she finds herself in an unwelcome spotlight. Not even Jane Eyre can help her now.
Wishes were not a thing.
They were not.
Wishes were a thing.
Wishes that came true were sometimes a thing.
Wishes that came true because of magic were not a thing!
Winner for Indie Awards Young Adult 2016 2016.
Long-listed for Children's Book Council List of Notables 2016 2016.
Short-listed for Inky Awards 2016.