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Secondhand wishes
2019
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When Lexi finds a bag of wishing stones in the antique store, she begins to believe in magic after her wishes come true in unexpected ways. - (Baker & Taylor)

Struggling to keep her life in balance while worrying about her little brother's serious health problems, Lexi finds a bag of wishing stones in an antique shop and makes wishes that come true in funny and unexpected ways. - (Baker & Taylor)

Middle-schooler Lexi has always tried to keep the chaos under control by keeping to a carefully planned schedule, but today things have just gone wrong: her little brother is back in the hospital because of his twisted-up insides, she is late for school,and her best friend Cassa is hanging out with the new girl; but when she finds a bag of four wishing stones in the antique shop and wishes that Cassa would stop talking to Marina, and it actually happens...she begins to believe in the magic--and mostly her wishes work, just not quite as anticipated, and suddenly she has new levels of chaos to deal with. - (Baker & Taylor)

Secondhand wishes come with some hilarious, unintended consequences, from middle-grade darling Anna Staniszewski.
- (Scholastic)

Secondhand wishes come with some hilarious, unintended consequences, from middle-grade darling Anna Staniszewski.

Lexi has to keep the universe in balance. If she does enough good things, like being on time, then the bad things, like her little brother needing more surgery, won't happen. It doesn't always work, but she has to keep trying. Just in case. On an extra bad day, Lexi finds a bag of four wishing stones in the antique shop in town, and wishes that her BFF Cassa and the new girl would stop talking to each other. That night, Cassa calls Lexi, crying over the end of her friendship with Marina. The wishes work!

Sort of. When she wishes on the Success stone for the courage to try out for dance club, Lexi wows the entire auditorium with. . .singing? And when she wishes on the Health stone, her little brother starts squeaking like a hamster. This isn't the first time those wishing stones have been wished on -- and secondhand wishes come with unexpected consequences!

This sweet and funny story from Anna Staniszewski is perfect for anyone who's wished for a dash of magic in their day!
- (Scholastic)

Author Biography

Born in Poland and raised in the United States, Anna Staniszewski grew up loving stories in both Polish and English. She was a Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library and a winner of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. Anna lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and teaches at Simmons College. When she's not writing, Anna spends her time reading, eating chocolate, and challenging unicorns to games of hopscotch. You can visit her at annastan.com.
- (Scholastic)

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