July 29, 2010
Be Careful What You Wish For
We all know the cliché. Be careful what you wish for; it just might come true.
On Ellie’s 75th birthday, she blew out the candles and made a wish. She wished to be 29 years old for just one day. It was silly and wishful thinking. Who knew such a wish could really come true? The next morning she woke up in a younger body. No blurry eyes. No hard hearing. No saggy breasts. No wrinkled neck. Before her in the mirror stood a gorgeous younger version.
After the realization that her wish actually came true, Ellie set out to do all the things she wished she had done. It was the perfect time to take back any regrets, be young again, fall in love with a soul mate, and just have fun. As her day went on, I wasn’t as excited though. I expected her to do more, but it was just an ordinary day in the life of an average 29-year-old. So will she turn back old? Or make another birthday wish to stay 29 forever?
I wouldn’t recommend for a book club or as a stand-alone read. It uses no brain cells whatsoever. Don’t waste your summer reading lengthy, deep novels. Read 29. It is perfect for a silly, light summer read.
Author Adena Halpern is funny and imaginative. I knew I’d like this cute book when I realized she was the author of Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown. It’s creative and explored an idea that women contemplate at least once in their lives. What if I could be young again?
So, here is something to think about. What age would you return to and why?