Better to Wish

By Ann M. Martin

Jun 13, 2013 | Reviewed by TFK Kid Reporter Alaa Osman

Genre: Historical fiction

Number of pages: 226

What's the basic story line?

Abby Nichols is 8 years old and living with her parents in a small town in Maine during the Great Depression. The story follows the ups and downs of Abby’s life. By the end of the book, Abby is 22. To find out what happens to her next, readers will have to wait for the second book in this three-part series.

Are the characters believable?

The characters are very believable. The author captures their opinions, dislikes, and fears. Characters come to life in Better to Wish.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being best) how would you rate this book?

I would rate this book a 10 because it is a book about how someone deals with and overcomes her problems. The story is about hope and life. I recommend this book for people of all ages.