The Wish List, Paperback book

The Wish List[Paperback]

by Eoin Colfer

3.73 out of 5 (22 ratings)

Penguin Books Ltd 
Publication Date:
07 August 2003 
General fiction 


Meg Finn is in trouble, unearthly trouble. Cast out of her own home by her stepfather after her mother's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. After a botched attempt to rob a pensioner's flat, Meg and her partner in crime, Belch, end up in a very sticky situation. Meg's soul is up for grabs as the divine and the demonic try every underhand ploy imaginable to claim it. Her only chance of salvation is the Wish List. But how can she persuade the pensioner Lowrie to help her when she has wronged him? Even if she can persuade him, will she really have enough points to face up to St Peter?

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  • Outstanding and original. I listened to it on CD, which I highly recommend. Excellent performance.

    5.00 out of 5


  • 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.

    4.50 out of 5


  • 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.

    4.50 out of 5


  • 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.

    4.00 out of 5


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