Middle School / Books Rule!
Recommended books for grades 5-8

GENUINE SWEET, by Faith Harkey

Genuine Sweet

The story: Genuine Sweet is a wish-fetcher, although she can only grant OTHER peoples’ wishes–which is a problem, since her life so frequently kind of stinks: her mom is dead and her dad’s an alcoholic, her grandma is going downhill, and the boy she likes doesn’t notice her while a semi-weird one does. Things seem to take a turn for the better when Jura–new girl and possible best friend–moves into her small town, but when Genuine breaks the #1 rule of wish fetching (i.e., you can’t get wishes for yourself) her magic deserts her just when she needs it most.

Mrs. Friend’s opinion: I thought this one was charming! Don’t let the “little kid” cover art fool you – girls in 6th and 7th grade will like this story.


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