For the reader who needs some help finding their voice.
For Vân Uoc, fantasies fall into two categories: nourishing or pointless. Daydreaming about attending her own art exhibition opening? Nourishing. Daydreaming about Billy Gardiner, star of the rowing team who doesn’t even know she’s alive? Pointless.
So Vân Uoc tries to stick to her reality–keeping a low profile as the token scholarship student at her prestigious Melbourne private school, managing her mother’s PTSD from a traumatic emigration from Vietnam, and admiring Billy from afar. Until she makes a wish that inexplicably–possibly magically–comes true. Billy actually notices her. In fact, he seems to genuinely like her. But as they try to fit each other into their very different lives, Vân Uoc can’t help but wonder how someone like Billy could truly fall for her. Is it the magic of first love, or is it magic from a well-timed wish that will eventually, inevitably, come to an end?
Published by: Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers