As You Wish
Sedoti's (Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett, 2017) thoughtful and contemporary fantasy is set in the sleepy town of Madison, Nevada where the townspeople are hiding a monumental secret: when a person turns 18, they’re granted a wish in the town’s magic wishing cave. Most of the young people have their wishes picked out for months, even years ahead of time. This isn’t the case with Eldon Wilkes. Since he has no idea what to wish for, he decides to research past wishes and their outcomes. Much to his surprise, Eldon discovers that most people, even his parents, wind up regretting their decisions. With his birthday fast approaching, he begins to wonder whether wishing is a gift or a curse. One thing is certain, Eldon has only twenty-five days to decide on a wish and the rest of his life to live with the consequences.