Read Joplin, Wishing Online Free - While cleaning out her reclusive grandfather’s house, Joplin discovers pieces of a broken platter in a cookie tin. After having the platter repaired, Joplin wishes that she could both find a friend at school, and befriend the girl pictured in the platter. The next day, Joplin befriends a boy named Barrett, and also notices a girl outside her apartment. A girl who looks remarkably like the girl in the platter…
The girl introduces herself as Sofie, and she has a terrible secret. Cursed to grant wishes for the owner of the platter for all of time, she has been trapped for centuries. Joplin and Barrett vow to help her, but freeing Sofie is more complicated than they could have imagined, and the three friends end up against a sinister foe who could put them all in terrible danger.
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July 05, 2017
I didn't know anything about this book when I started reading it (except that I like the author). It starts off contemporary realistic. There's a girl named Joplin who lives in New York City. Her famous eccentric grandfather has just died and she's being bullied about it at school (seriously, her...
March 24, 2017
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Joplin never knew her grandfather, the much celebrated author Martin Camrath, but when he passes away, there is a media frenzy around her New York apartment, which she and her mother share with her mother's best friend Jen. The death is hard for Joplin, bu...
September 14, 2017
I didn't want it to end! -10 year old reviewer.
July 02, 2017
So refreshing to read something that is so assured and does just what it needs to. I am not sure whether it will get awards buzz, because it is so straightforward and not obviously ambitious or in the zeitgeist, but it'd be hard to name a more expert book this year.
October 28, 2017
This was a fun little story to read which had a little bit of everything in it, like time travel, magic, suspense, bullying, friendship, parental bonding and a puzzle to solve. The plot of the story is very unique, and the author has paced the story well in such a way that people of any age group...
June 15, 2017
I was checking in a book order of children's books and as I flipped through this to make sure all the pages were intact and not upside down, I started reading the first page. 3 hours later I finished the book. I really liked it. Who says adults can't stray over to children's books from time to ti...
June 26, 2017
Part magical, part mystery, mostly realistic fiction, this book is a treasure.
Upon returning to school after her grandfather's funeral, Joplin knows she is facing two tormenting dilemmas - her ongoing friendless state and the certain harassment from her classmates about her famous, eccentric, al...
July 31, 2017
This book was amazing. Definitely worth a 4.5 rating.
I loved how the different relationships were handled. The way Abby and Joplin's friendship-ish thing wasn't completely tossed aside was nice to see, it could've easily went a different direction. I also loved how Anne and Sophie's relationship...
October 06, 2017
The magical elements in this book felt surprisingly natural, which is a credit to the well developed characters and naturally unfolding plot. It's nice to see a character confidently in tune with herself, which allowed the emotionally vulnerabilities and difficult decisions to feel genuine.
December 03, 2017
A touch of fantasy, plenty of real-life relationships, a good ending… what’s not to like?
Something in its tone shows how delighted the author was with the place, time, and characters she chose to bring to life. There is a kind of happiness and rightness that emanates from the narrative—but not in...