DISCLAIMER: I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This was really a remarkable book.
Centered around the premise of a small town in the desert somehow giving it's citizens one wish on their eighteenth birthday, this book discusses the ramifications of essentially being given unlimited opportunity. Eldon is approaching his wish day but he hasn't quite figured out exactly what to wish for. He has been tasked by one of his school's administrators to speak with others about what they wished for and whether or not it was everything they had hoped for. Sedoti really makes this part of the book come alive, highlighting the mistakes, trials, and regret people now have because of their wish.
Sedoti makes this a beautiful book to read, filled with likable characters and an earnest struggle to find out what our heart truly desires. Every time I thought I had it figured out, I didn't. This book literally kept me guessing until the end. When I wasn't reading this book, I was thinking about it, my mind trying to figure out how Eldon's friends, loves, family, and enemies would all impact his wish. Even more than that, I was dying to know what he wished for. But I won't spoil that one for you.
One of the best YA novels I have read in a while, I really feel like Sedoti has upped her game from her debut novel, showing growth, maturity, and the ability to craft a deeper, more tightly knit story. Definitely recommended.
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