Bye for Now by Kathleen Churchyard
A Wishers Story

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The candles dripped onto the icing as Robin deliberated. What could she possibly wish? She wanted to wake up the next day and learn all her problems were gone. But since her problems weren’t going to disappear, she didn’t want to be Robin anymore. 

“I wish I was somebody else,” Robin wished. And in that moment, she meant it. She blew out the candles.
After the worst eleventh birthday ever, Robin wakes up the next morning in the body of Fiona, an eleven-year-old girl from London with an amazing life. Fiona is gorgeous, with glamorous parents, and she’s the star of a major theatrical production. Why would Fiona have wished herself out of her own body? Slowly, Robin discovers a whole network of girls like her—girls who have gotten their wish and are living somebody else’s life. But what happens when Robin finally decides she wants to go home? Does anybody in the Wishers network know how to make this happen?

In this exciting first novel, Kathleen Churchyard asks: What if you wished for someone else’s life—and it came true?

About Kathleen Churchyard

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Kathleen Churchyard has lived in many glamorous places, including London, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., but she is very happy to call North Carolina her home right now. She lives there with her husband, Paul, and her daughters, Emma and Rowan. She wrote screenplays for Hollywood studios for almost twenty years, and Bye for Now is her first novel.
Published August 23, 2011 by EgmontUSA. 272 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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When loser Robin of Concord, N.C., wishes on her 11th birthday to be somebody else, she wakes up as Fiona Walker of London, England, the daughter of contemporary actors—body-switched!

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In Churchyard's debut novel, a light addition to the body-swap genre, 11-year-old Robin Haggersly of Concord, N.C., makes a wish to be someone else after an especially awful birthday, on which she gains a black eye and head lice while losing a swim meet and suffering heartbreak from her would-be ...

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