Is there a playlist for I WISH?
I didn’t really create a playlist while I was writing I WISH.
I like silence when I’m writing. But, as I talked and brainstormed with
my daughter about the characters in the book, she would suggest theme
songs for Lacey and her relationships. So here they are.
Lacey and Henry
is a doting big sister for eight-year-old Henry. Her major focus is to
keep his home life as worry-free and comfortable as possible (even
though that is actually quite hard for their family). Henry adores her
“Rather Be” by Clean Bandit
Lacey and Crystal
relationship with her mom is complicated. Crystal’s depression and her
seeming lack of interest in getting better are wearing Lacey down. But
through all the anger and frustration, they still want to care.
“Shake It Out” by Florence + the Machine
Lacey and Eli
Lacey has known Eli throughout high school, and they’ve always been friendly.
But now that he is coaching her brother in soccer, they have the
opportunity to spend more time together. And friendly changes to friends.
“Lean on Me” with Glee cast
Lacey and Grant
I’m not going to describe their relationship. It unfolds and changes throughout the book.
But I think "Break In" is just perfect for their theme song.
“Break In” by Halestorm