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Staff Picks: The Wish List by Eoin Colfer

I’m a HUGE Artemis Fowl and Airman fan, so when I ran across another book by Eoin Colfer… excitement! This book is about the battle for a soul. The soul belongs to 14 year old Meg Finn who has had a rough life and an even rougher death. As her soul moves from the mortal realm, Meg is surprised to find that she is perfectly balanced between good and evil and therefore, must go back. Her task is to help the man she was attempting to rob when she died unexpectedly. He has a wish list that she must help him fulfill if she has any hope of escaping Hell. 

This book starts out fast and has great pacing throughout. Meg’s race to help the man she wronged before her time runs out is hilarious, touching, and hopeful. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes snarky spirits, funny boy/dog monster combinations, and teen girls helping curmudgeonly old men fix the mistakes in their lives. Second chances are the best!

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