Don't You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire

Don't You Wish
Roxanne St. Claire
Genre: YA
Expected Publication: July 10, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978-0-385-74156-9

When plain and unpopular Annie Nutter gets zapped by one of her dad's whacked-out inventions, she lands in a parallel universe where her life becomes picture-perfect. Now she's Ayla Monroe, daughter of the same mother but a different father—and she's the gorgeous, rich queen bee of her high school.  

In this universe, Ayla lives in glitzy Miami instead of dreary Pittsburgh and has beaucoup bucks, courtesy of her billionaire—if usually absent—father. Her friends hit the clubs, party backstage at concerts, and take risks that are exhilirating . . . and illegal. Here she's got a date to lose her V-card with the hottest guy she's ever seen.

But on the inside, Ayla is still Annie.

So when she's offered the chance to leave the dream life and head home to Pittsburgh, will she take it?

The choice isn't as simple as you think.


“Don't You Wish” took me back to high-school and reminded me why I hated school in the first place. Annie, a socially awkward self proclaimed "invisible” would like nothing more than to be popular. But, with a hoarder for a dad, an annoying younger brother and a mom at the end of her rope, Annie's life is less than exciting. But when an accident knocks Annie into an alternate universe she discovers that it's not always greener on the other side.

Annie reminds me of a lot of young girls, and I hope by reading this story they will see that being popular isn’t the most important thing in life. With popularity often come fake friends, endless drama, and constant feelings of self doubt. I feel this book was an ok read but definitely for the young adult crowd. Honestly I don’t think anyone over the age of 20 would enjoy this book. I’m 22 and it was rather difficult to get through the book without becoming frustrated with the main characters and their melodrama. 

*The Book Blogging Beauties received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley & Random House. All opinions are that of the reviewer. We are dedicated to providing our HONEST opinion about books etc. We were not compensated for this review.

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