January 15, 2016

Every Big & Little Wish by E.C. Moore ~ Blog Tour: #Review & #Giveaway

Welcome, Donnie Darlings, to my stop on the Every Big & Little Wish Blog Tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours! Click here to follow along with the full tour schedule.

Every Big & Little Wish 
by E.C. Moore
Published by: Booktrope Publishing
Publication Date: 10/20/15
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Source: Copy for review 

Purchase: Amazon    


E.C. Moore's young adult novel, Every Big and Little Wish, opens in late spring 1970. Sixteen-year-old Jacy Wilbert's Mom got promoted, so her parents sold their Victorian home in California and moved to a townhouse in Oregon.

Torn away from the only home she's ever known, forced to leave her beloved German shepherd behind, Jacy feels misplaced. Exacerbating an already terrible situation, her dad runs off with the bombshell real estate agent who sold them their townhouse. And, just when it seems things can't get any worse, her mom loses the stupid job they left California for in the first place and begins to drown her sorrows with pink wine, night after night. Jacy's caught in the middle, struggling to maintain a relationship with her AWOL dad while tolerating his annoying, much-younger girlfriend. 

Missing old friends back in California, and feeling like an outsider, Jacy needs to build a new social life in a new school. Not the sort of girl to wait around for what she wants to come her way, she sets her sights on Neil Wilder, the best-looking boy around. 

Everything changes when Jacy Wilbert knocks on the wrong door. 

Every Big & Little Wish really made me feel for the main character, Jacy! She's been through so much change through the actions of her parents, and everything feels out of her control. When she becomes friends with Neil, everything changes all over again, and I couldn't help thinking how unfair it was for Jacy. Once again, where she lived and what she could do was out of her hands. 

I also really felt for Neil. He's been through so much that no kid should ever have to face, and it was difficult to read about his home life. The thing I really admired about Jacy was that she never even thought about running for the hills when Neil told her just how dysfunctional his family is. She stuck by Neil, and I think she was a presence in his life he sorely needed. 

At first I really didn't like Cay, but she grew on me. She doesn't have a positive view of herself like so many girls at her age, and I think her friendship with Jacy brought out self confidence. I just wish (see what I did there?) she didn't think she was only worthwhile because Jacy chose to be her friend.  

I really loved Every Big & Little Wish - the time it takes place in, the characters, and the story itself. I already know this is a novel I'll be re-reading in the future.     

About the Author 

When Elizabeth’s not writing feverishly, you will find her out walking or sightseeing. She’s crazy about coffee, books, cooking, good wine, cairn terriers, miniature ponies, historical houses, tapas, and witty people.

She resides in a fifties bungalow in Southern California, with her creative-director, hubba-hubba husband, a yappy blonde dog, and one feisty Chihuahua.

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  1. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed this book! This is the first I've heard of it and I love the cover. By the way, I also really love your background!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. I love the cover, too. It's a really great book, and I'm glad to share it. Thank so much, Krystianna!


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