Title: What You Wish For
Author: Katherine Center
Style: Contemporary Fiction, Romance
“The more I felt like joy was cumulative. That it wasn’t about finding one big thing—but about collecting as many tiny pieces as you could.”
Samantha is a librarian at a school in Texas. She loves her life and her job when the principal tragically dies and Duncan is hired to take over. Samantha knows him from another school, in fact she had left the school to escape him. The problem is, he’s changed. He’s no longer fun and it seems he’s trying to completely change the culture of the school. What happened to Duncan and can Samantha help him?
I liked the overall message of finding joy. Its a message that is very much needed now, in a time of high stress with the events of the world going on. That being said, I didn’t really enjoy this book much. I thought parts were a bit unrealistic and some of the characters were kind of annoying, Samantha in particular. I am not sure someone would quit their job, pack up their belongings and move to a new state simply because the boy they had a crush on didn’t like her back. This was the first book I read by this author and I am not sure she’s for me.