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Five Wishes

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(5 customer reviews)

Author: Mollie Moon

Maria Elena is a lonely young woman, resentful of the disrespect she experiences at home. She is growing up in a barrio, in poverty, without any of the rights most of us take for granted, such as having enough to eat or getting an education. The violence she experiences at a young age creates deep-rooted scars, both physically and emotionally.

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Maria Elena is a lonely young woman, resentful of the disrespect she experiences at home. She is growing up in a barrio, in poverty, without any of the rights most of us take for granted, such as having enough to eat or getting an education. The violence she experiences at a young age creates deep-rooted scars, both physically and emotionally.

Maria Elena has heartfelt desires of living a different life, one that would afford her to go to college and live in a nice, safe neighborhood. Never does she imagine that her life could take a turn for the worse, but it does.

Living in the streets, she fends for herself amidst gang members with little concern for her well-being. Without her belief in a lucky star, her life would be unbearable.

One day she meets Lolita, who grew up on the opposite, rich side of town, and is positive, cheerful and resourceful. They become best friends. Lolita has desires of her own and convinces Maria Elena that a new start in L.A. is not only achievable, but will also make all their wishes come true. Lolita has the connections that make the fulfilment of their dreams palpable, except that they must put their lives and trust in Tío, a man Maria Elena deeply despises.

In spite of her misgivings, Maria Elena joins Lolita and escapes her non-promising, futureless life, only to end up in a foreign country alone, hungry, and scared.

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5 reviews for Five Wishes

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Excited to release this book!

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    Reina
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Heartfelt Journey
    Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2017
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    In Five Wishes we find a tale told with eloquent simplicity, about deceptively simple dreams that make their way through a painfully complex world. The heroine, young Maria Elena, reminds us of all we should not take for granted. In today’s divided and dangerous world some human experiences and emotions are universal. This book explains the immigrant experience in an authentic way that many readers should identify with–and that all readers can learn from!

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    Joleene Naylor
    5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring book with a relevant topic
    Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2017
    Mollie Moon’s book is inspiring to all who want a better life for themselves, their children and grandchildren, especially poignant in our current times when immigration is a hot topic. Five Wishes tells the story of Maria Elena, a teenage girl who does everything in her power to build a better future. Growing up in poverty in Honduras, she studies hard, takes odd jobs, lives on the streets, and saves every penny to pay her way to the US in hope of a happier life. But, when she arrives, her fears, struggles, and obstacles are far from over. If she can just hang on, the promise of something good is hanging just over the horizon. Mollie’s style is visual, tactile, real. A fantastic read that pulls on your heartstrings and makes you live and feel with the protagonist.

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    Ryan H. Age 29
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for all!
    Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2020
    From the beginning of the book I was immediately captivated by the story. It was beautifully written and full of excitement and intrigue. It was an amazing book, and I really felt connected to the lives of the characters. It was almost like I knew them personally, and I was there with each of them on their journey. This is a beautifully written book.

    The story of Maria Elena growing up in Honduras and her desire to get a good education and break free from the grips of danger in her hometown, was amazing. Her story of meeting Lolita, the carefree sister-like friend, who helps her find her way in the world, and ultimately leads her to the dangerous Tio and to America, had me biting my nails the entire book. The story line had many ups and downs and I found myself reading well into the night just to find out what was going to happen next.

    I would recommend this book to anyone looking for love, adventure, friendship, danger, and courageous-life changing acts of devotion. This book has a little something for everyone and is sure to please. Men and women alike, ages 14-90 can find joy from reading this book. It was excellently written and I would definitely recommend to all of my friends and colleagues.

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    J. Murphy
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Must read – you won’t want to put it down
    Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2017
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    This is a must read. I liked the way the author developed the plot and the characters. Mollie Moon knows exactly how to keep you hooked and not wanting to put the book down. I can’t wait for the sequel – hope she is doing one!

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