The Wish List [Paperback]
- Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 07 August 2003
- General fiction
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Outstanding and original. I listened to it on CD, which I highly recommend. Excellent performance.
This book was an amazing read. I really do hope they make it into a movie. The begining is about a girl named Meg who did something wrong in her life which led to a bad time of stealing and myschief. She dies in a gun fire accident, but she's speacial, so when she dies she does not go to heaven, neither hell... she gets a second chance to make things right.
A girl dies in the process of committing a crime in which she tries to keep her partner from hurting an old man. So she's bad for committing the crime but good for trying to protect the old man. Should she go to heaven or hell? Well, she gets sent back down to earth to make amends. She has to do this by helping the old man fulfill his list of things he wishes he had done -- like play ball in Yankee Stadium (or whichever stadium is in his town, I forget), kiss the girl he took out once and really liked, etc. Meanwhile, God and Satan are working to get her to their sides, and they have cell phones, computers, and holograms to work with.
A cleverly written story about girl trying to make it to heaven. There's nothing better than reading about Saint Peter and Beelzebub duking it out.
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