Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Upside-Down Magic

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Book Review - Upside-Down Magic

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About the Book
From New York Times bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins comes a new, offbeat series about a group of misfits who set out to prove that life on the other side of ordinary has its charms.

It’s never easy when your magic goes wonky.

For Nory, this means that instead of being able to turn into a dragon or a kitten, she turns into both of them at the same time—a dritten.

For Elliott, the simple act of conjuring fire from his fingertips turns into a fully frozen failure.

For Andres, wonky magic means he’s always floating in the air, bouncing off the walls, or sitting on the ceiling.

For Bax, a bad moment of magic will turn him into a . . . actually, he’d rather not talk about that.

Nory, Elliott, Andres, and Bax are just four of the students in Dunwiddle Magic School’s Upside-Down Magic class. In their classroom, lessons are unconventional, students are unpredictable, and magic has a tendency to turn wonky at the worst possible moments. Because it’s always amazing, the trouble a little wonky magic can cause .

My Take on the Book
What a great book! I read this with my youngest daughter and she loved it from beginning to end. While the book is geared for 8-12 year-old kids, she is 7.5 and she thought that it was "fun" and she loved the cats on the book too. The story was creative and the characters were memorable. The writers create a great team and the story just works. My daughter loved that Nory kept changing herself into a kitten. I think she wanted to see her change herself into a monkey, but that's just her, as she is obsessed with Monkeys. Nory by far was definitely her favorite character, and this character was one that I know that she, and all readers, will want to see again in sequels to come.  This was a wonderful book with a great message. It is a quick read and one that you and your kids will love sharing together!

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