People should read Wishful Thinking purely for reading the end. All electric excitement is drained, gently removed and replaced with quietly intense content. This book has an actual ending for the reader. The author does a magnificent job of writing: Wishes, and magic dresses. Magic manifests in fortifying-ly fragile butterflies. This isn’t a ‘girly’ book though. There is nothing stereotypically feminine about choices, choices which can literally shake lives. Wishful Thinking demonstrates not acceptance of these choices, but friendly combating of them: by living through them, utterly simply and purely.