Don’t You Wish, by Roxanne St. Claire is a science fiction book for the realistic fiction loving “it” girl. Annie is a “nobody”. A non-popular girl who is teased and tortured by the popular students at her high school. Her inventor father has pushed her mother to the limit, and her family is on the verge of deteriorating over money, broken inventions and the possibility of a different life. Annie gets a little too close to her father’s latest invention and finds herself transported to another universe. A universe where she is popular, pretty, rich and 100% A-list.
On the outside, she’s Ayla, rich and popular girl. But on the inside, she’s still Annie, who knows what it’s like to be the nobody, and long for acceptance. Can she change Ayla’s life, will she be able to return to her own life? Even if she can return, will she want to?
This book is a great find for the realistic fiction loving girl (or boy) who reads and loves books like The Clique, Alphas, and Gossip Girl. I can see it being almost a “gateway” book to get students moving around in genres, activating their brains in new ways.
3 out of 5 stars.
*I was provided with a free e-copy of this book for review purposes from the publisher via http://www.netgalley.com