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A Drop of HopeA well A wish And a little drop of hope Times are tough Jobs are scarce and miracles are in short supply But something strange is happening in If Only Ohio An old well has suddenly impossibly begun to grant wishes And three sixth grader This book feels like your uintessential middle grade novel characters who are a little trope y and who learn about the power of friendship But where this book really shone was how all the events and side characters became interwoven into a whole story Calabrese does a great job at even handedly exploring the main characters lives progressing the overarching plot and giving snapshots of other characters' livesWhat really sold me on the book was the theme of kindness and goodness Instead of feeling shoehorned the goodwill the characters give to each other feel heartfelt and genuine Sure there's conflict and bumps in the road but in the end it turns out alright I'm leaving this book with a spring in my step and a warmth in my heart because it has reminded me how little coincidences can add up to big gifts

eBook A Drop of Hope

eBook ¾ A Drop of Hope ê 320 pages Download ´ naturaltreatment ä A well A wish And a little drop of hope Times are tough Jobs are scarce and miracles are in short supply But something strange is happening in If Only Ohio An old well has suddenly impossibly begun to grant wishes And three sixth graWishes to make one As wishes are made the well's true secret gets harder and harder to keep Ernest Ryan and Lizzy know they can't fix the world But in their own little corner of it they can give everyone a little hope one wish at a tim What a surprise find this book was I got it from our library but will be buying it for a re read sometime soon I love middle grade novels and use the excuse of pre screening them for my daughter to read as many as I can Upon finishing I instantly handed this one to my girl and hope she likes it as much as I did Books stories they can change the world This one is just so wonderful It follows three main characters and then a ton of side characters all with secret hopes dreams and suffering The author did a fantastic job drawing each of these characters into the story and making you fall in love with the town I would call this a book hug kind of book The kind you smile because it's awesome and just give it a sueeze when you're through with it because you're kind of sad it's over Don't be mistaken though there are heavy topics covered in this from post traumatic stress after war body image issues physical abuse teen misbehavior and racial tension to name a few but it's all told through a lens of hope and a recognition that people can and sometimes want to change If anything reading this book reminded me how resilient kids are I hope my girl reads this and sees how one small act of kindness can trigger many other fantastic things That it's always okay to be kind and to look for chances to make this world a better place Life is hard we all have struggles and it's nice when we can help encourage each other along and that's just what this book is all about Throw in a wishing well some mystery and some unusual friendships and you will find yourself caught up in a wonderful story that just might change the world

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S are the only ones who know why Ernest Wilmette believes a good deed makes magic happen Ryan Hardy thinks they should just mind their own business Lizzy MacComber believes in facts not fairy tales Of course you don't have to believe in 45 stars This is a very sweet book that explores life in small town America the emotional needs of kids and the power of hope At times it was reminiscent of Wonder both in the sweet tone and the multiple perspectives the story is told fromRyan Ernest and Lizzie are the 3 main characters but we also hear from other points of view Unlike Wonder we chop and change these points of view a little too often for my liking We only stay with one character and story line for a page or two before shiftingTommy's story got to me it saddens me that his story is real life for some children Abusive neglectful parents effectively looking after himself from 6 years old becoming the school bully When everyone expects the worst from you sooner or later you give it to themTell you what though these middle grade novels make being a teacher a hard thing to live up to The characters are always so perfect This book either got better as the story developed or else I just benefited from reading in a longer chunk Even as some of the resolution became a little silly I still found it thoroughly enjoyable