This review is from: The Wishcatchers (Kelpies) (Paperback)
I read this book in 3 days. I read it in 3 days because it kept me gripped to the extent that I could not put it down.
The story focuses on Antonia, a girl who is being bullied at her local school. In order to escape the hustle and bustle of her life she spends nearly all her time down at Wishcatchers point. The Wishcatchers are hooded figures who come ashore at night and grant the wishes of others. they all wear a shell necklace, which interestingly enough, is what Antonia finds in the early part of the book. A new girl called Clarissa comes to stay in the village and Antonia makes a wish that Rosie would bully her instead. The wish comes true and Antonia is full of remorse after she and Clarissa become friends.
Some time later, they discover the reason for Rosie being a bully is she herself is getting bullied by her older brother and her parents do not believe her. The two girls try to help Rosie and get the Wishcatchers to grant her only wish.
This book highlights for me the seriousness of bullying, having been bullied at school myself, hoping for a miracle and the true importance of friendship. A wonderful read. But once you get to the end of the book, you too will be "wishing" there was more!