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Three Wishes Vending Machine

A Moody Gasping Middle School Adventure – Book 1

Author – Patricia Srigley (94 pages)

(The Moody Gasping Middle School Series is set in the same school, where sheer weirdness is always on the menu. Each book introduces new characters, so the stories do not have to be read in order.)

Wolfe Webber hates new schools and new schools hate him. On his first day at Moody Gasping Middle School, a mysterious vending machine appears outside the cafeteria. Or has it always been there? Nobody seems to know for sure, and regular money doesn’t work in it. Every coin that is shoved into the machine’s guts is spit right back out.

After Wolfe loses a tooth challenging the ranking class bully, he tapes it up in his locker like a bloody trophy. The next morning, it has been replaced by three gold coins and they work in the battered black vending machine.

The prizes cause Wolfe almost nothing but trouble, until he is so buried in trouble, only a great wish can save him, except he is all out of wishing coins … unless there is a way to get more.

This book is a great read for middle school age students. It hooks the reader right at the beginning with the possibility of magic things to come from a vending machine. I would recommend this book and other books by Patricia Srigley to anyone with middle school age students. Breaking news is that there will be more books in this series. (Meg  Sinclair, Beaconsfield High School)

Three Wishes Vending Machine was awesome! All of us enjoyed it immensely and can’t wait for the next installment in the series. I read it to my girls a few nights in a row as their bedtime story and they kept wanting me to read “just one more chapter” each night! Needless to say none of us got as much sleep that week! Lol (Anne Marie P.)

 … was grinning from ear to ear after reading this book. Kept laughing out loud. (Geoff)