Review: Upside-Down Magic (Upside-Down Magic #1)

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Title: Upside-Down Magic (Upside Down Magic #1)
Author: Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Source: Library
Format: ebook
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Rating: ★★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins comes the hilarious and heartfelt story of a group of magical misfits.

Nory Horace is nine years old. She’s resourceful, she’s brave, she likes peanut butter cookies. Also, she’s able to transform into many different animals. Unfortunately, Nory’s shape-shifting talent is a bit wonky. And when she flunks out of her own father’s magic academy, Nory’s forced to enter public school, where she meets a group of kids whose magic is, well, different.

This new, offbeat series from hit authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins chronicles the misadventures of Nory and her oddball friends, who prove that upside-down magic definitely beats right side up.

Review:

I’m so excited about this series! I loved this book.

A girl who I babysit loves Sarah Mlynowski’s middle grade books, and she’s always telling me to read them. I loved this one! It’s such a cool concept.

Everyone in this magical world has one of five different powers: Flyers (can fly), Fluxers (can turn into animals), Flares (can create fire), Fuzzie-wuzzies (are close with animals), Flickers (can turn invisible). However, Nory has to join a class for people who have upside-down magic, which means it doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to. Nory is a Fluxer who turns into two animals at once, not just one. It is even more embarrassing for her family because her father is the headmaster at another magic school. However, Nory learns how to embrace her special magic with her new friends.

I really enjoyed this book, so I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

What to read next:

  • Sticks & Stones (Upside-Down Magic #2) by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins

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  • Fairest of All (Whatever After #1) by Sarah Mlynowski

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Have you read Upside-Down Magic? What did you think of it?

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