The Wishtree by Katherine ApplegateReview by Willa, 4th gradeRed is the neighborhood wishtree. This means that people get scraps of cloth and paper and write their wishes on them. Then they tie them to Red's branches. Some important people in the book are Samar, Stephen, Francesca, and of course Red. This book takes place in a small town with only a couple of houses. One day, a new family moves in and not everybody is welcoming. When this happens, Red's experience a wishtree is more important than ever. That's when he realizes he has a goal. In order to achieve that goal, he might have to break a rule or two. This book does not belong to a series, but Katherine Applegate has written many more great books like The One and Only Ivan, Crenshaw, Home of the Brave, and The Invasion. This is an amazing fiction book that is exciting, emotional, and very sweet.