“WISHES, BOY. Wishes. Plant one, you get one wish. Plant them all, you get…FIVE! But there’s one wish you must NEVER ask. You must NEVER ask to cheat death!”
Except, for Charlie Summers, that’s the only wish that matters. As much as he hates the cold, rainy state he’s moved to, as much as he resents his cousin who bullies and taunts him or the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly grant him house-space, he would trade all those extra wishes for just one: to make his mother well again.
FIVE WISHES is one boy’s journey from childhood to adulthood. It is a story about learning to accept the things we can change…and the things we can’t. But most of all, it’s about finding the strength to make the biggest change of all…the strength to change ourselves!