Wish Monster

by J. A. White

On Sale: 10/01/2024

Wish Monster

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Wish Monster

by J. A. White

On Sale: 10/01/2024


About the Book

From J. A. White, the acclaimed author of Nightbooks, comes another spine-chilling stand-alone middle grade horror novel about a pair of friends who discover a strange creature in a cave that can make any wish come true—including bringing the dead back to life.

In the darkness, something opened its eyes.

The town of Haywood, New Jersey, has a secret. A wish monster.

Violet Park discovered its cave by accident, and the wish monster granted her deepest desire by bringing her dog Midnight back to life. It even erased everyone’s memory of his death. Life was perfect. But then an unremarkable boy named Hudson Causeway somehow remembered Midnight had died. That scared Violet. What if he ruined everything? Even worse, what if the wish monster wasn’t as innocent as it seemed?

Deep down, Violet knew: No wishes are made without consequences, and every monster needs to be fed.

Critical Praise

“This is a book worth wishing for—if it were safe to make any wishes with the Wish Monster! Fortunately, you don’t have to wish for this book, because it already exists. It’s a delight!” — Margaret Peterson Haddix, New York Times bestselling author of the Greystone Secrets series

“A deliciously creepy, delightfully twisty story of secrets, consequences, and ancient creatures that absolutely should not be awakened, Wish Monster kept me holding my breath and turning the pages. Another exquisitely eerie tale from JA White.” — Anne Ursu, award-winning author of Not Quite a Ghost

"Mysterious and hopeful, this book tugged at my heartstrings in all the right ways. I couldn’t put it down!" — Lindsay Currie, award-winning author of Scritch Scratch and The Mystery of Locked Rooms

"Once again J.A. White has crafted a spooky tale full of love, heartbreak, and the power of friendship. A truly original story that serves as a reminder to be careful what you wish for. Violet and Hudson will live on in readers' hearts and minds long after the story has ended." — Ally Malinenko, author of Ghost Girl and This Appearing House


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063082069
  • ISBN 10: 0063082063
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 10/01/2024
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Books & Libraries
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General

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