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Reviewed by Lisa Jones for Readers' Favorite
Wish You Weren't by Sherrie Petersen is an extraordinary novel for children. It follows the live of Marten and it begins one starry night. Marten has an annoying little brother who is always getting him into trouble. As a shooting star passes by on a starry night, Marten makes a wish. He wishes that his annoying little brother was not here and that is exactly what happens. When the realization finally sinks in, the mystical Tor who granted the wish takes Marten and his friend Paul through time at various stages throughout their lives. It quickly becomes apparent that Aldren has become stuck in limbo and the race against time begins to save him. On this journey of self discovery, Marten learns that his little brother Aldren is not that bad after all. Things can only change after Marten changes his way of thinking and he discovers more than he ever would have imagined.
Sherrie Petersen delivers a captivating read in Wish You Weren't. The book is funny and upbeat and the reader becomes lost in the world of Marten. The plot was cleverly thought out and the theories of the stars and constellations make the book more intriguing. In one small moment, Marten changed things forever and only after a touching journey of self discovery can he make things right. The author has a very special talent as she engages the reader quickly and I think any child will find this book astounding. I not only felt what the author was trying to portray, but I think a child would be hooked. The simplicity of the story combined with the mysteries of space make for a truly wonderful read.