THE WISH LIST

By
Eoin Colfer
The Wish List

Meg Finn dies after a botched attempt to rob a pensioner, Lowry: her soul is up for grabs as the divine and demonic each want her! How can she tip the scales in her favour to save her soul? A tale of life, death and an unexpected hereafter.

Awards

Premio Cassa di Risparmio di Cento - Letteratura per Ragazzi - 2005

Winner

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Bisto Merit Award 2001 - 2001

Winner

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Paperback:
224 pages
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196x130 mm
ISBN:
9780862788940

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Meg Finn is in trouble. Unearthly trouble. Cast out of her own home by her stepfather after her mother's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. But after a botched attempt to rob a pensioner's flat, Meg, along with her partner in crime, Belch, ends up in a very sticky situation. Meg's soul is up for grabs as the divine and the demonic try every underhanded ploy imaginable to claim it. Her only chance for salvation is the Wish List. But how can she persuade the pensioner Lowrie to help her when she has wronged him? And even if she can persuade him, will she really have enough good points to face up to St Peter?
An unforgettable and gritty tale of life, death and an unexpected hereafter.

EOIN COLFER is the one of the world's favourite children's authors, and has written the international bestselling Artemis Fowl books. A former schoolteacher, Eoin lives in Wexford with his wife Jackie and sons Finn and Seán. He has worked in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy, as well as in Ireland. Eoin is very involved in theatre and has written several plays, which have been staged in various parts of Ireland.

His first novel, Benny and Omar, was published by The O'Brien Press in October 1998 and was an immediate bestseller. It was applauded by critics because of its comic genius. International recognition soon followed with several translations published. His second book, Benny and Babe, was published in June 1999. It became a No 1 bestseller in Ireland, knocking the famous Harry Potter out of the top spot in the Bestseller List! The Wish List is the story of Meg Finn, a young teenager who dies, but is too good for Hell and too bad for Heaven. Back on earth she has a chance of salvation if she can fulfil the Wish List of pensioner Lowrie. Mission impossible for Meg?

Eoin's writing style is incredibly diverse as he has also written for the younger readers in the O'Brien Flyers series. For the series, which is aimed at 6+ readers, he has created the wonderful character of Ed Cooper, whose misadventures appear in Going Potty, Ed's Funny Feet and Ed's Bed.

Eoin has his own website with lots of information about his books.

'another fast-moving plot from the bestselling author Eoin Colfer'

Books Ireland

'a picaresque adventure in the Fursey tradition'

RTE Guide

'Inventive, entertaining and completely refreshing, The Wish List is a witty and original read which wins you over -- and makes you laugh.'

T2 Online

'From the beginning of this novel, when Meg and Belch break into old Mr. McCall's flat, the story grips the reader, in turns gritty, harsh, funny and tender ... the seemingly effortless craftsmanship in this book allows the reader to be swept along with the highs and lows of the story and to emerge at the end after an entertaining and breathless ride.'

The School Librarian
School Librarian

'A laugh-aloud adventure'

The Sunday Tribune
Mary Arrigan - The Sunday Tribune

'Absolutely superb'

Independent on Sunday

'Funny and feisty'

The Mail on Sunday

'The Wish List is an anarchic gem - ingenius, original, fast paced and very funny ... tinged with black humour, that children aged 11-15 will love.'

The Sunday Herald

'It's A Wonderful Life with attitude ... A sharp, streetwise, wisecracking fantasy for 10+ in which even St Peter talks like a dude'

The Sunday Times

'Echoes of Roddy Doyle, Flann O'Brien and even Samuel Beckett.'

The Telegraph

'So devilishly chucklesome that even St Peter might find his halo slipping from laughing so much'

Sunday Times

'another fast-moving plot from the bestselling author Eoin Colfer'

Books Ireland

'a picaresque adventure in the Fursey tradition'

RTE Guide

'A highly imaginative blend of black humour, technology and sadness'

Book Fest 2000

'Inventive, entertaining and completely refreshing, The Wish List is a witty and original read which wins you over -- and makes you laugh.'

T2 Online

'I laughed out loud all through The Wish List...his originality is impressive and his storytelling captivating.'

Children's Books in Ireland
Prue Goodwin - Children's Books in Ireland

'From the beginning of this novel, when Meg and Belch break into old Mr. McCall's flat, the story grips the reader, in turns gritty, harsh, funny and tender ... the seemingly effortless craftsmanship in this book allows the reader to be swept along with the highs and lows of the story and to emerge at the end after an entertaining and breathless ride.'

The School Librarian
School Librarian
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