BOOK REVIEW | What You Wish For by Katherine Center

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

What You Wish For | Katherine Center
Audiobook | Publication Date: July 14th 2020 | St. Martin’s Press & Macmillan Audio

Always, find JOY. 

In my opinion, all Katherine Center books are must reads – relatable characters overcoming obstacles, with great detail & supporting characters, what’s not to love?

I received an in hand advance reader copy  of What You Wish For by Katherine Center thanks to a swap with my friend, Jeremy of @darkthrillsandchills but I also got to listen along thanks to the new Netgalley app – if you haven’t already downloaded it, it’s a must for busy book reviewers on the go! It has been SO convenient to have my books all organized with easy access to read my titles from anywhere! I am SO thankful to Macmillan Audio for the incredible titles I’ve already received on this app that has already become a favorite. 

This book grabs you in at the get-go, then is a bit more of a slow burn until the incredible ending, I was totally here for this book, I’d never read anything quite like it. What I liked most was how it took tough issues – disabilities, loss of a loved one, school shootings, family drama and wove it together in a relatable story about community and learning to find the JOY.

Sam is the school librarian, who came to Galveston to start new, with no one knowing the problems she has had in the past with her disability. Adapting a world of color from her fun attire to teaching style, who truly loves what she does, she has found a family in her friends, founders of the school Babette & Max. 

Morning over the loss of Max, the community is heartbroken. 

Then Duncan, a teacher from Sam’s past becomes the new principal, and he is nothing like the man she knew. 

The supporting characters really just filled out the story in an incredible way, this book just made me happy. Heartbreaking at times, but full of hope, this one’s a must-read for sure! 4.5 stars from me! 

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press and Macmillan Audio for the audiobook in exchange for my personal review, I loved being able to listen along with this one!

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