Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mini Review: The Wish List by Eoin Colfer


Title: The Wish List
Author: Eoin Colfer
Publication Date: 2003

Eoin Colfer has made millions of fans around the world with his much-loved character, Artemis Fowl, the star of his hugely best-selling series. Now, in a beautifully written novel that is already breaking records in his native Ireland, Colfer introduces readers to a lovable but troubled heroine, who has been given the opportunity for a special kind of redemption. Meg Finn is in trouble-unearthly trouble. Cast out of her home by her stepfather after her mother's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. But after her latest stunt, finding a place to sleep is the least of her worries. Belch, her partner in crime, has gotten her involved in the attempted robbery of an elderly man, Lowrie McCall. And things go horribly wrong. After an accidental explosion, Meg's spirit is flung into limbo, and a race begins between the demonic and the divine to win her soul. Irreverent, hilarious, and touchingly hopeful, The Wish List takes readers on a journey of second chances, where joy is found in the most unexpected places.
(from PaperBackSwap)

I have pretty much loved everything I have read by Eoin Colfer. Even though I did like The Wish List, so far, I would have to say it is my least favoirte book by the author.
It was a pretty easy read. The characters were definitely interesting. Meg gets herself in trouble, dies, and while on it's way to Hell, her spirit is misdirected.This places her in limbo - fighting to right the wrongs she committed in life in order to make it to Heaven. Simple enough right? The only problem I had was with the fact that Meg was on her way to Hell in the first place. She wasn't actually a bad person - Hell seemed like a pretty hard punishment to me.
The Wish List is an enjoyable read and I would recommend it to any fan of Colfer's

**In my Mimi Reviews I explore older, sometimes obscure books I have found in my travels and wish to share with my reader**

3 comments:

  1. I think we have this one in our school library. I should check it out to myself (I'm the library tech) and read it.

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  2. Interesting. Reminds me of that book you won on my blog :)

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  3. I've been wanting to read this one. It sounds really good. Thanks for the review. :D

    ~Briana

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