Penny Dreadful by Laurel Snyder is the story of a girl who is bored. She has nice parents, a good chef, a nice tutor and two friends who her mom arranges playdates with, but none of it is interesting or adventuresome like the books she reads.
So Penny writes a wish on a piece of paper and throws it in a well, just like she read in a book. She doesn't really believe in magic, but things are definitely becoming more interesting and she's not sure that's a good thing. For grades 3 - 5.