Tuesday, January 19, 2016

TOUR STOP: Every Big and Little Wish

ISBN: B01725574O
Pages: 211
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Publication Date: October 22, 2015
 Every Big and Little Wish, E.C. Moore’s young adult novel, opens in late spring 1970. Sixteen-year-old Jacy Wilbert’s Mom got promoted, so her parents sold their Victorian home in California and moved to a townhouse in Oregon. 

Torn away from the only home she's ever known and forced to leave her beloved German shepherd behind, Jacy now feels misplaced. Exacerbating an already terrible situation, her dad runs off with the bombshell real estate agent who sold them their townhouse. And, just when it seems things can’t get any worse, her mom loses the stupid job they left California for in the first place. As her mother drowns her sorrows with pink wine night after night, Jacy’s caught in the middle, struggling to maintain a relationship with her AWOL dad while tolerating his annoying, much-younger girlfriend. 
Missing old friends back in California, and feeling like an outsider, Jacy needs to build a new social life in a new school. Not the sort of girl to wait around for what she wants to come her way, she sets her sights on Neil Wilder, the best-looking boy around. 
Everything changes when Jacy Wilbert knocks on the wrong door.

Hello everyone! Welcome to my review for the Every Big and Little Wish book tour! As always, don't forget to check out the banner above to see all the other stops!

The summary of this book is one of the most deceiving summaries I have ever read. Go and take a read at the summary and tell me what you think about this story is going to be about. I'll tell you what I thought - this is going to be a cute contemporary about growing up, building new relationships, and finds love. WRONG. It's not even close. And that tagline: Everything changes when Jacy Wilbert knocks on the wrong door. She doesn't knock on the wrong door, the wrong person answers the door. With that being said, this book was really confusing.

I had some problems with the characters as I couldn't get connected with anyone. Each character sort of fits into these common stereotypes - the gorgeous guy with a dark past, the underdog turned beautiful, the father who leaves for a blonde bombshell with a shopping addiction, etc. The list goes on and on. The romance also wasn't the most important thing in the novel like the summary sort of suggests, but Jacy did spend a lot of time thinking about her feelings for Neil, even in the most random inappropriate parts.

Despite that, I definitely still enjoyed the suspenseful plot line and that sort of out weighed everything else in the story. I got so excited when I saw the title of the story and that section is probably my favorite part of the entire novel. The explanation as to why the book is named what is it was just so beautifully written. 

Overall, there was just too many things going on int his book that it becomes difficult to find out what is the actual plot of the story. Is it Jacy and Neil? Her mom's new romance? Her father and Miss Homewrecker? The crazy psychotic sociopath who is a hero wannabe? It just becomes hard to sort through the novel and in the end I was just blindly reading. My suggestion is to go into the story with the knowledge that a lot of stuff is going to happen and that the summary is a complete lie. With that being said, it was an interesting mix of things for sure.


When Elizabeth’s not writing feverishly, you will find her out walking or sightseeing. She’s crazy about coffee, books, cooking, good wine, cairn terriers, miniature ponies, historical houses, tapas, and witty people.
She resides in a fifties bungalow in Southern California, with her creative-director, hubba-hubba husband, a yappy blonde dog, and one feisty Chihuahua.
3 out of 5 stars

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