Hana's life isn't going the way she wants; ignored by her
schoolmates, caught between her fighting parents, and generally
feeling lost, her only fun is pretending to be someone else,
and her only, imaginary friend is Avril Lavigne. But when
she places an order at a website called 'Make5Wishes.com',
and a strange, demonic creature arrives promising to make
five wishes come true, is Hana's life starting to change?...
is an interesting tale about one young girl's wish to fit
in in a world that is alien to her - so every teenager's world
really. Ignored by her schoolmates and caught between fighting
parents, Hana spends her time pretending to be other people
online, and daydreaming of being friends with rebel-rocker
placing an order at a mysterious website, a strange demonic
creature arrives promising to grant Hana five wishes, and
Hana hopes she might change things for the better; but her
wish-granting friend soon starts to seem more and more unfriendly,
as Hana's wishes begin to come true in the worst of ways.
two-volume collection could really have (and should have to
be honest) been condensed into one larger book. The story
is hardly original, but the twist of roping in Avril Lavigne
is certainly designed to appeal to her legions of fans.
find it a bit of a cheek that this release is being marketed
as "Avril Lavigne's Make 5 Wishes" when it's
obvious that the only input she's had is allowing her name
and likeness to be used in the story. In truth it could be
just about any popstar, or film star that a girl of school
age could be into. Unfortunately this means that it will probably
put non-Lavigne fans off purchasing it - which is a shame
because this is a great little tale.
you want a taster then simply head over to www.make5wishes.com
to check out the story. This website is currently running
the story in webisodes which reprint almost all of the original
illustrations with speech bubbles and background music by