“The words rang forever, for a thousand heartbeats, carried by the wind. The valley was helping. My voice became as big as the sky.” –Nikki Loftin’sWISH GIRL
From the first page where Peter is wrapped up by a rattlesnake, Nikki Loftin’s WISH GIRL grabs its reader and doesn’t let go. In her third middle grade novel, Nikki paints a beautiful picture of the Texas Hill Country and the magic which resides within. Viewed through the eyes of Peter and Annie, the hill country setting becomes another character, filled with magic and, quite possibly, the power to heal.
In the story of WISH GIRL, Annie is once again battling cancer when she meets Peter, a boy who trusts the silence of nature more than his family. They meet by a natural pool teeming with hill country life. Peter is running from the world, while Annie is running toward…
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