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As You Wish is a cautionary tale about getting what you want especially at an age where you don't even truly know what you want.
In Madison, a small town outside of Rachel (UFO headquarters) Nevada, each citizen gets a wish on their 18 birthday. The wishes run the gambit of normal things such as love and money, but manty wishes are deeper like keeping their father's business running. Eldon is about to turn 18 and he doesn't know what to vote for, but everyone else seems to have an idea. Eldon must decide who he is and how he wants to change his life.
Sedoti shows what it's like to be a teen and adds something huge on top of their normal lives (rather akin to picking a college and choosing a path of study). The novel chronicles how each teen deals with this immense privilege/chore reaching back into the town's history as well as present day stories. We see a variety of wishes and dreams and how they work out for each person. This lets us into each person's head or just a bit proving, once again, we don't know what's really going on inside someone.
While I did call Eldon's wish, before he ever decided what he wanted, I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. The ending backs up one of the morals of the books and I was really pleased with how it turned out.