Well, Wish now has its first professional review in Canada. From what I can tell, CM Magazine is one of the only journals that reviews children’s literature up north; the reviewer gave Wish three and a half stars out of four, calling it “highly recommended.” You can read the complete review here.
I was taken aback recently when a “street lit” reviewer asked for a copy of Wish. I don’t write street lit, and wondered if there had been some sort of mistake. A friend suggested that a review of my novel might introduce readers of street lit to a different kind of story…true. But I can’t help thinking of my grandmother’s words: “Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are. I know you by the company you keep.” Is it unreasonable to fear being tarred with that brush?