blue Posted December 4, 2011 Report Share Posted December 4, 2011 (I looked back a few pages and didn't see a topic thread, so I'm starting one.) I wanted something to read, and I'm still at loose ends. Aside from a few short stories at Codey's World, it's been months since I last read anything fiction. (BTW, those short stories were by Gee Whillickers, Grant Bentley, and Colin Kelly, plus a reread of one of Codey's poems.) So I clicked on Gee Whillickers' story, The Wish, because the title and author sounded good, and started reading. I was hooked right away. Imaginative story idea and a character I could sure identify with and a good plot, here we go. Add to that, that I'm missing people in my life, so this hits close to home for my feelings. Also add to it, the main character has problems I could relate to from my own teens. That includes having a crush on a likely straight friend, and wishing mightily that he would be interested. Two friends, actually; not at the same time. Going good so far, very quickly up through to the end of chapter 9, and Gee drops a very nice plot complication into the mix, very much heightening the story appeal and drama. I'm going to read the rest tonight before trying to sleep again. I think possibly I needed this story right about now. Enjoying it a lot so far, and I hope I'll like the rest as much. I'll comment more this weekend after I've finished. Quote Link to comment
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