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.
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
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.
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...
May 18, 2017
This was a really good book! A theme in this book is trust your friends and family. Joplin was very lonely before she wished for Sophie. She also wished for a friend at school and found Barrett. When they learned Sofie's story they realized that they had to find a way to get her back to where she...
July 27, 2017
Fabulous time slip middle grade fantasy that has a lot going for it besides being a page turner: wishes granted, famous hermit author grandfather, an old friendship renewed, a villain that is immortal, and a chaste middle school love interest. Joplin discovers that the girl in her 16th century Du...
June 22, 2017
Our main character, Joplin, is having a hard time right now. She's twelve, her parents have split up, her best friend has decided to become popular and ignore her, and now her mom is depressed and closed off because Joplin's reclusive grandfather has died. When Joplin discovers the one item she w...