Kayla McHenry’s sweet sixteen sucks! Her dad left,
her grades dropped, and her BFF is dating the boy
Kayla’s secretly loved for years. Blowing out her candles,
Kayla thinks: I wish my birthday wishes actually
came true. Because they never freakin’ do.
Kayla wakes the next day to a life-sized, bright pink
My Little Pony outside her window. Then a year’s
supply of gumballs arrives. A boy named Ken with
a disturbing resemblance to the doll of the same
name stalks her. As the ghosts of Kayla’s wishes-past
appear, they take her on a wild ride . . . but they
MUST STOP. Because when she was fifteen? She
wished Ben Mackenzie would kiss her. And Ben is
her best friend’s boyfriend.
I just got this book yesterday. The cover looked so entrancing and magical. The first thing I did this morning was pick up this book and read and read and read until I was completely finished with it. This book is hilarious and comical, and is a story about becoming yourself again and never losing sight of what means most. Mandy Hubbard weaves a story about friendship and the trials you have to face to keep it. Kayla McHenry must learn to see things from a different view, or from the "inner eye," as her teacher calls it. Kayla has always scorned people and decided to be different in a different way, not realizing things about her best friend Nicole that she ever knew. Suddenly Nicole isn't her best friend anymore, and chaos is reigning Kayla's life. It's up to Kayla to find out how to stop it-and how to fix her own world.