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I used to be the blogger called YAL Book Briefs, but I grew bored of the handle and changed my name to Howdy YAL. I also respond to MJ. I like to read, write, eat truffles, and watch bad Lifetime movies. 

Great But Not That Great

The Fourth Wish - Lindsay Ribar

 

As for the sequel any other book and I would’ve said success…but this one was sort of a disappointment.

 

 

 

 

Don’t get me wrong.  The Fourth Wish had a lot going for it.  I liked the look that Ribar took on serious issues-like sexuality, slavery, and free choice.  But compared to the first book. Well, I didn’t get the chemistry between teh two characters.

 

Yeah, the fluffy kitties were gone.

 

 

It’s still a good book.  And even though I wasn’t having a purr worthy moment reading about Margo and Oliver, there were some cute moments.

 

 

One thing I did like about this book (and the previous book) was how all the characters-save for Oliver-were teens.  Undeniably teens.  A lot of YA protagonists just don’t act like high school kids.  But Margo, she actually has parents, classes that she’s passionate about, and a social life other than the love of her life.

 

 

So, the fact that Ribar kept most of that up in the sequel gets a plus from me.

 

 

 

 

Probably the best thing about this book was the way it handled such sensitive and deep subjects.  I never felt like Ribar was trying to force anything down my throat.  And I thought all the characters reactions were natural.

 

 

That being said, the resolution was a bit abrupt.  And I did feel like there were lots of loose ends to this book.

 

 

So, while I liked it I didn’t love it like I did the first one.

 

 

Overall Rating: A solid B.

 

Source: http://howdyyal.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/come-on-and-rub-the-bookthe-art-of-wishing-duo-logy-by-lindsay-ribar