cloudwishVan Uoc Phan is a shy, quiet Vietnamese teenager living in Australia with her parents who were asylum seekers after the fall of Saigon. She is a scholarship student at a prestigious Melbourne International Baccalaureate school. She plays the oboe, loves photography and Jane Eyre, and is being pushed by her parents to a high-prestige profession. She has a crush on Billy Gardiner. Billy lives in a mansion, is a star on the crew team, and loves pranks. Van Uoc wishes that Billy would notice her and fall in love with her. Miraculously, he does, but Van Uoc questions how this could happen. Fans of Jane Eyre will appreciate the writing style and all the mentions of Jane in this first-love story. mjw
Title: Cloudwish
Author: Fiona Wood
: Little Brown and Company, New York
: 2016
Original Language
: English
Original Publisher
: Pan Macmillan, Australia PTY, Ltd.
Original Copyright
: 2015
: 978-0-316-24212-7
Hardcover pages
: 320
Age range
: 12 up
: Fiction
Book setting
: Melbourne, Australia
Author’s ethnicity
: Australian
Author’s residence
: Melbourne, Australia
: 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year: Older Readers
: Australia, Dating, Jane Eyre, Magic, Vietnamese, Wishes

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