The Wish List (Eoin Colfer)

  • Grandmother Cringe Rating (GCR): 1.5
  • Pages: 256
  • Ages: 10+

Can we call “The Wish List” a religious comedy?

Young Meg had a good soul, she was just trapped in her circumstances. Circumstances that made her steal to survive. When one break-in goes bad, she tries to save the home owner from her partner’s anger, and dies in a freakish accident.

When her spirit heads down the tunnel toward heaven or heck, she gets stuck somewhere in-between, neither bad enough for heck, nor good enough for heaven.
She’s given a chance to redeem herself by helping the man she protected fulfil his final wish list before he dies.

  • Language – Religious exclamations like “For God’s sake”, hell, God, etc.
  • Violence – Satan takes out his anger by tearing strips from a cow carcass. A man shoots a gas tank and explodes himself and a girl (this is how Megan dies and the main part if the story begins) but no description is given.
  • Sexuality – None
  • Other – A fair degree of sacreligious humor from Beelzebub and Saint Peter.

You’ll find yourself cracking up in some spots, and possibly cringing in others in this humorous book about one girl’s attempt to be more good than bad. Along the way, Meg learns about forgiveness, which enables her to enter heaven.

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