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Alexandra Bullen

Alexandra BullenAlexandra Bullen has been a playwright, waitress, barista, gardener, script reader, yoga instructor, and personal assistant. She grew up in Massachussetts, went to college in New York City, and lives most of the year on Martha’s Vineyard (except when she’s visiting San Francisco). Visit Alexandra Bullen’s website.

Wish: Reviewed by Kelly the curmudgeon

Wish by Alexandra Bullen

Olivia always lived in the shadow of her outgoing twin sister Violet — until Violet died. Now, Olivia is starting over, with a new home, a new school, parents who have become strangers to her, and a hole in her life where Violet should be. Everything changes when Olivia takes one of Violet's dresses to be mended, and meets the mysterious seamstress Mariposa of the Mission, a.k.a. Posey. Instead of repairing Violet's dress, Posey makes Olivia a beautiful new one. This is not just any dress; it comes with a wish, and the promise of two more dresses and two more wishes.

Olivia uses her first wish to ask for Violet back. Violet reappears, but as a ghost that only Olivia can see. Ghost-Violet guides Olivia through her adjustment to the new school, helping her shed her wallflower tendencies and make friends with the in-crowd. Soon Olivia is caught up in a love triangle when handsome Soren, who has been dating ... Read More