Wish Summary
Barbara O'Connor

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Wish Overview

Barbara O’Connor’s middle-grade narrative, Wish, is the story of Charlemagne (Charlie) Reese, a ten-year-old girl who wishes to belong to a real family. Ironically, Charlie’s forced separation from her nuclear family fulfills her wish as she embarks on a journey of growth and learns the meaning of family and how to belong to one. Themes related to family, separation, the power of community, love, and wishes are prevalent in the narrative.
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