For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tough gig.

She’s been branded a troublemaker, her reputation is in tatters and she’s stuck in Pipers Cove, a speck of a town on the coast of Tasmania.

Thankfully, it’s temporary. Her lifelong dream of travelling the world is just months away from becoming reality. All she has to do is ride out the last few months of high school, which is easier said than done thanks to a trio of mean girls known as The Beautifuls.
When Adam Décarie arrives in town, all the way from New York, life takes an unexpected turn. His arrival sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever, convincing her of one thing. Fate brought him to her.

Saving Wishes is the story of a girl who doesn’t quite fit the life she’s living, and the boy who helps her realise why.

Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 12th 2013

My Review

*Copy provided by NetGally*

I just got back from Australia. It was about a 2 month trip spent in Pipers Cove, a wonderful small town. Now my first day there it was pouring down rain. Walking out to my car I almost got ran over! But, am I ever so glad that it happened! I met “Boy Wonder”! Did I mention he is part French? There started what was probably the best 2 months of my life. I experienced love, sorrow, anger, contentment. I laughed and cried, felt brave, and sometimes unsure.

I experienced all this within 8 days. Now, how did I spent 2 months in Australia in 8 days?

Saving Wishes by GJ Walker-Smith. Charlotte (better known as Charli) is 17 years old and lives in Piper’s Cove, Tasmania. Not much happens in that small town. She lives with her brother, Alex. She only has a few months left before graduations, and then she will be out of Piper’s Cove. Upon meeting Adam Decarie, her life changes in many different ways.

A beautifully written story that pulled me through so many emotions! I spent at least an hour crying while reading this book. Walker-Smith took me on a journey with Charli. Through her learning about herself, who she is, while also having doubts other times. She felt love, heartbreak, happiness, sadness….so many emotions. Saving Wishes pulled me into the world of Pipers Cove.

I recommend Saving Wishes if you like NA/YA – contemporary. It’s a fabulous read! I was captured from the moment I started reading!Now that I have finished Saving Wishes I am very excited to start on Second Hearts, and I don’t even have to wait on it!