“The Magic Misfits” by Neil Patrick Harris

Image result for the magic misfitsThis book is adorable and if I had a kid I would want them to read it. It’s written for children, but adults are allowed to cheat sometimes, right?

Anyway, the story follows Carter, who has run away from his sleazy Uncle Sly and has no parents and no home. He stumbles upon the town of Mineral Wells, where B. B. Bosso is holding his traveling carnival. In comes Mr. Vernon, who does a magic trick (Carter also does tricks, but doesn’t believe in magic) and gets Carter to his store. His daughter Leila is there, practicing her escapes.

Later we meet Theo and Ridley, both also into magic, but different kinds. Levitation and transformation, respectively.

All the while, B. B. Bosso and his criminal ways keep coming up and the kids have to seemingly stop him from robbing the town.

I like this series because I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it before. The kids do magic, but it’s always realistic and you can see the explanation behind everything that’s gong on. Leila is adopted and has two dads and Ridley is in a wheelchair, but it’s no big deal. In fact, we never actually find out why Ridley is in a wheelchair, it’s just part of her as a character and she does everything that the other characters do.

Overall, the book is very cute and fun and has little spots where you can teach yourself a few tricks. Plus, the book even states that there will be three more books, so there is more story to go. Apparently the next book deals with a villain who claims to be psychic, but I can’t find any information about when it will be released. It will probably take a while, since this book just came about a little over a month ago. Nevertheless, when it does come out, I will be reading it.

Bye for now,
Maegan

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