Molly Bell And The Wishing Well
Molly Bell And The Wishing Well
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Book Type Fiction
Pages 138
Publisher CreateSpace
Publish Date Dec 29, 2016
ISBN 1541034007 (Print)
Molly Bell is an eleven-year old girl who used to be a whimsical, sporty type of a child who had a zest for living. All that has been turned upside down since her mom died two years ago and her dad remarried a high-maintenance beauty with an annoying six-year old son. Molly's new reality seems hopeless until her Aunt Joan tells her about the wishing well at Molly's grandparents' farm. Molly is convinced if she could just find that wishing well, she could wish for everything to go back to the way it was before her mom died and she can be happy once more. But Molly is in for a few surprises and some hard lessons about being careful what you wish for when the consequences of Molly's selfish desires wreak havoc on her entire family. Can Molly make things right again through the wishing well? Or will she need to find it within herself to bring back the joy in her life that has been missing all this time?
Middle grade fiction (intended reader 8-11 years old)
Total 4 Reviews
Regular Reviewer
12 Reviews
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
A Good Story About Loss and Moving On
Apr 21, 2017 (Edited Apr 21, 2017)
Molly Bell And The Wishing Well is story on how a loss of a loved one, in this instance -- a mother, can affect the life of a young girl. It led her mind into thinking that any change, especially in the family dynamic, is a conspiracy to make her life even worse. A mysterious, and seemingly magical, wishing well is the only thing that gave her a semblance of hope. Until an incident made her realize that you really have to be careful on what you wish for. I was really taken by all the characters Read More
Gold Reviewer
84 Reviews
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Childhood revisited
Apr 11, 2017
I really enjoyed this story. The pacing was quick enough this would be a nice tale to read to a child, and the values and plot would be easily understandable. The characters were identifiable, their emotions, and worries were laid out so that sympathy, even empathy for them was spontaneous for me. There are only so many ways for a young girl to face tragedy like the loss of a parent. To compound that with the arrival of a step parent and sibling can be traumatic. The author doesn't whitewash Read More
Silver Reviewer
44 Reviews
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
A great read!
May 9, 2017
I really liked this book! With all the blended families coming together, it is wonderful to read a story from a kid's point of view that sounds like an eleven year old's voice and not some Adult giving you a lesson in manners or "this is how you act". I'm a KID! I want to BE a kid! When Molly's dad marries Faith, mother to the disgusting eight year old named Henry, she knows her life will change. And just like when her mom died, her life will not be changing for the better. Read More
Regular Reviewer
24 Reviews
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Molly Matures
Apr 10, 2017
I read this book in one setting and found it interesting. Molly is still sad from the loss of her mother when her father remarries. Now she no longer has all his attention and doesn't like her stepmom and new brother. She has some pretty big and definite wishes when she discovers her aunt's wishing well. The results aren't quite as terrifying as "The Monkey's Paw," but do give her regrets. The plot and pacing seem right for the intended audience.
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