Seventeen Wishes

by Robin Jones Gunn
Series: Christy Miller #9
155 pages, Romance
Reviewed by White Rose

A fun and funny summer story.


Christy can’t believe she let herself get talked by Katie into being a counselor at a church kids camp, and she especially can’t believe Katie bails on her at the last minute! Stuck with a cabin full of active, boy-crazy ten year olds, she seems at her wit's end. Thankfully, with the help of some of the other counselors, and the back up of the cute Jaeson, Christy starts to enjoy herself and connect with her girls. During the hours of swimming and sports, Christy's girls start to drop hints of Jaeson liking her. She passes it off as their boy-crazy brains getting to them, but when Jaeson surprises her with a moonlight picnic while on a canoeing lesson, will their friend ship turn into a summer romance? Will she, also, be able to help bring her girls closer to God? And will the wishes of her heart ever come true?


Very good, though Jaeson tends to see playing at boyfriend and girlfriend during the summer as acceptable, which might make him seem a little bit like a jerk.

Spiritual Content

Christy goes to a Bible study where there is worship and reading of the Bible. The kids' camp is a Christian one, and there is a lot of prayer and Bible reading.


One of Christy's girls in her cabin likes one of the boys at the camp, and they tend to use immature chases to show their like or dislike of one another.

Christy gets attacked by a whole troop of red ants.

Drug and Alcohol Content


Sexual Content

Katie and Rick kiss a couple times, but nothing beyond that.

Crude or Profane Language or Content



Another lovely story of the issues of growing up, but, this time, we are reminded of the pre-teen romance drama as well as the teen. It shows that loving a person is often the best way to break through to their hearts, even if they drive you crazy, and that love, in all its forms, is a very precious thing.

Fun Score: 4.5
Values Score: 4.5
Written for Age: 13+

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