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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,427 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gail Carson Levine Narrator: Ariadne Meyers Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9780307737984
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Be careful what you wish for . . .

Wilma Sturtz is invisible and miserable at school. So when an old lady on the subway offers her a wish, Wilma immediately asks for popularity–in fact, she asks to be the most popular kid at school.

Suddenly, Wilma has more friends than she can keep track of, forty dates to the Grad Night Dance, and a secret admirer writing her love poems. Everything is great, until she realizes there’s a loophole in her wish, and her time in the spotlight has almost run out.

“A highly entertaining, funny, poignant modern fairy tale.” –Kirkus Reviews


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/17/2014

    " Just a good-time read. There's not much to it, but it was cheerful and fun. The moral was interesting... I'm still not sure what it was. Maybe something like, "Be careful what you wish for... except sometimes you might really want what you wish for... sort of..." Anyway, kind of fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Casandra | 1/26/2014

    " Ridiculous ridiculous book. But it was ok, i thought it was funny "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sierra | 1/15/2014

    " I thought this was a great book for budding teens. It puts popularity into perspective, as well as the importance of making friends that like you for good reasons. The wishing bit is a little silly, but the moral is sound. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candace Martralli | 1/11/2014

    " This was truly a sweet book and a thought me myself couldn't help but wish for to be popular this book test that ever popular saying "be careful what u wish for," "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gretchen | 1/9/2014

    " Not great. It was a bit of a disappointment, actually. Pretty boring and contrived. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janssen | 1/5/2014

    " A quick one-evening read, but not worth even that time. I wasn't impressed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 12/1/2013

    " sweet story with a lesson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catie kratts | 11/4/2013

    " This was a very good book! I loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 10/3/2013

    " A very quick, fun, read. I would definitely recommend this to any teen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anuhea | 10/2/2013

    " I like what I think the moral of this story is. I think that it is trying to tell you to be careful what you wish for, and that you don't always need to hang out with the people that you think are very popular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg | 10/2/2013

    " I liked rading this book, especially when the dog supposedly sniffed Celeste's anus, but I wasn't really sure what the point was...it might have been popularity isn't everything. I don't know, but it was pretty good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barbara | 8/14/2013

    " I just remember it was very weird. and I really didn't like it. at all. i'm not even sure i finished it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/31/2013

    " Definitely not written for adults. It does have a good lesson. My 9 year old read it before me, but once I read it I don't think it was age appropriate. Maybe 7th grade and up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Riana | 3/26/2013

    " This book was good. It took me awhile to read it but it was worth it. I think you people should read it. It has excitment and it made me not want to put the book down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie T. | 2/22/2013

    " this book was very good it was my old FRB i enjoyed it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sydney skibinski | 2/3/2013

    " what you want may not always be what you want "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margret | 12/29/2012

    " This book was really cool. It was fairy-tale combined with modernness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ♥ Tink ♥ (Paige) | 10/30/2012

    " Unpopular girl gets one wish... See how it folds out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail Lewis | 10/11/2012

    " Two thumbs up from Courtney "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 3/20/2012

    " This is a book that helps, I think in a small way, to gain appreciation for oneself in the age where it feels hard to fit in. Be yourself and have fun. There were parts that I thought were over-reaching, but it was a cute read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vera | 3/17/2012

    " It was okay. I didn't love it or hate it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 3/14/2012

    " Loved, Ella Enchanted, but wasn't so impressed with this one. It was a quick and easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M6 Hope | 11/29/2011

    " I read this in 4th grade I think. An interesting story, but I wasn't crazy about it. It's a little weird, but has kind of a good underlying message about real popularity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candygirl | 11/22/2011

    " i LOVED this book soooooo much. it was such a funny, romantic, beautiful, wonderful book. i cried at some points. i STILL love this book and will recommend it to everybody "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 9/16/2011

    " i loved this book as well as a few others o think that this book has a sad ending but a amazing middle> i loved it so much that i MADE my mom read it. lol and she asked me dose she kill herself? and i am like no so u dont have to worrie about death! lol "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 5/17/2011

    " I liked this book. I read almost the whole thing in one day. I just couldn't put it down. It was so detailed I could imagine the whole entire thing in my head. I'm really glad I read it and would definately recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Enna | 5/15/2011

    " Not my favorite of her books, but still cute and pretty good. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 4/28/2011

    " I just couldn't get into this predictable "teen" Cinderella story about a girl who made the wish to become popular over night and the results that followed. Not enough plot development for me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rabia | 4/20/2011

    " this book was good my cousin recommended it to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alina | 4/7/2011

    " I LOVED this book!
    I read it forever ago but I seriouly loved it a lot! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 2/23/2011

    " I was disappointed because I love her other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vera ? | 2/12/2011

    " It was okay. I didn't love it or hate it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maddie | 1/18/2011

    " I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!This book is for anyone who can read it. It is awesome!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laney | 12/29/2010

    " I think this is one of my favorites by Gail Carson Levine (and I've read them all :P). It's just more realistic, and teaches a bigger lesson: you can't "buy" your friends. It just doesn't work! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 12/14/2010

    " This really goes along with my theory of popularity and the imaginary boundaries that separate people.
    "

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About the Author
Author Gail Carson Levine

Gail Carson Levine is an author of fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Her first book for children, Ella Enchanted, won a Newbery Honor and was made into a feature-length film starring Anne Hathaway. Her other books include A Tale of Two Castles; Ever; Fairest; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf! and Betsy Red Hoodie.

About the Narrator

Ariadne Meyers was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1969. She began an acting career at twelve, with her role as Al Pacino’s stepdaughter in Author! Author! and hasn’t looked back since. Her most famous role to date is that of “Emma Jane McCardle,” which she portrayed on the 80s sitcom, Kate & Allie for six years. In 1991, she graduated from Yale with honors and a double major in philosophy and theater arts.