Title- One Wish Away
Author- Kelley Lynn
Publisher- Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
Release- November 11, 2014
Lyra was a sophomore in high school, and she didn’t really fit in with the other kids. She is at the top of her class and has lead her academic team to victory, with her best friend, Darren. Lyra’s father works for Space Exploration and Discovery and her dream is to be the youngest astronomer to work there. Her dreams come true once she finds out a star is missing, but is this truly her dream job?
I am a bit conflicted with this book; I thought the aspect of Cricket Project was a bit unbelievable. I also found the events that happened toward the end of the book to be a bit unbelievable as well. I do not want to give out any spoilers, but I find that not many teenagers making waves with the government
If I put that part of the book aside, I enjoyed many other parts of the book. I thought the family aspect was interesting. Lyra’s father isn’t really around for her, he spends most of his time at work and her mother left them years ago. I did enjoy seeing Lyra’s aunt being a part of her life and making sure once a week they had a family dinner. Then there’s Darren’s family life, both his parents are there for him, but they struggle financially, Darren needs to work to help pay for their expenses. I think these were both important dynamics to write about since both very common right now.
The book did keep me engaged, I wanted to know what was going to happen with the Cricket Project and in the end I was left with a cliff hanger.