It all started with the legend of Thompkins Well, which was said to grant wishes to those who asked. Then one day, when Ryan Hardy was walking Ernest Wilmette home from school to avoid a fight with the school bully, they got lost. Ryan thought he knew where to go, but he didn't know where he was now. Ernest suddenly ran off the trail, forcing Ryan to follow him. What did they find? A cave. Actually, the bottom of a well, Thompkins Well. Faintly, they heard a wish, a wish from someone in their class. What were they supposed to do? Days went by, more wishes were asked for, and soon, some of those wishes were granted. How were the wishes being granted? Was it by magic, or was someone listening? To find out, read A Drop of Hope. My favorite aspect of the book was how the characters changed throughout the book and the ironic friendships that were made. I give this book 5 stars, and would recommend this to anyone who loves a magical story.