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Author: West, Jacqueline
Overlooked in class, a hearing-impaired boy who collects lost or discarded trinkets discovers a dangerous underground world full of stolen wishes and the people who collect them.
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Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 4.70
Points: 10.0 Quiz: 500197
Kirkus Reviews (08/15/18)
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Booklist - 08/01/2018 From the author of The Books of Elsewhere series comes a story about the power of wishes. While waiting for his mom, Van finds a discarded toy and witnesses a girl talk to a squirrel and take coins from a fountain. When he spots the girl again, he follows her into the hidden world of the Collectors, who gather people's wishes. Then he meets Mr. Falborg, who reveals that an entire species is at risk and that the Collectors may be responsible. West captures Van's curiosity and wonder for life, giving his personality an air of innocence. While Van struggles with his hearing, his ability to truly listen takes on magical qualities as he's able to hear the wish-collecting creatures. He finds himself torn between two sides, so he has to learn how to trust himself, discover his bravery, and follow his heart. Aside from magical problems, he also deals with frequent moves, thanks to his opera-singing mom. A brilliant fantasy adventure exploring the consequences of getting what you wish for. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.