Saving Wishes

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How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to G.J Walker Smith


For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tough gig.

She’s been branded a troublemaker, her reputation is in tatters and she’s stuck in Pipers Cove, a speck of a town on the coast of Tasmania.

Thankfully, it’s temporary. Her lifelong dream of travelling the world is just months away from becoming reality. All she has to do is ride out the last few months of high school, which is easier said than done thanks to a trio of mean girls known as The Beautifuls.

When Adam Décarie arrives in town, all the way from New York, life takes an unexpected turn. His arrival sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever, convincing her of one thing. Fate brought him to her.

Saving Wishes is the story of a girl who doesn’t quite fit the life she’s living, and the boy who helps her realise why.


Oh wow! I have really mixed feelings about this book. I was sucked into the story really quickly and I was thoroughly enjoying the story, reading it quickly to find out what was going to happen. I got to the ending…and I was quite disappointed. It’s not a bad ending as such, it just doesn’t give any closure whatsoever, which is a shame.

I really liked our main protagonist Charli. She’s a feisty character that doesn’t always follow the rules. Charli has plans to leave Piper’s Cove with her best friend Nicole as soon as they finish high school. They’ve been saving for years to be able to fulfil their plans to see more of the world. Obstacles begin to fall into their paths and secrets begin to be revealed.

The biggest obstacle is Adam, an American French boy that Charli meets. They fall in love pretty quickly. Adam is a character that you can easily see why the protagonist falls for him. Adam is only on holiday in Piper’s Cove and aims to return to New York in a few months time.

One of the biggest obstacles is the American French boy, Adam. For Charli and Adam, its a love-at-first-sight relationship. I can’t really blame Charli though…Adam can be pretty swoony. Catch being is that Adam is only in Piper’s Cove on holiday and will return to New York in a few months.

I think some of what happens in Saving Wishes is a little predictable, but I have to admit to being surprised by some of the curveballs that G.J Walker Smith threw into the mix.

Despite being frustrated by the ending, G.J Walker Smith has me completely interested in reading the next in the series.

Would I recommend it?:

Reading next:
Cutting For Stone- Abraham Verghese

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