Saturday, March 1, 2014

A Snicker of Magic

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (February 25, 2014)
Introducing an extraordinary new voice---a magical debut that will make your skin tingle, your eyes glisten . . . and your heart sing.

        Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.
        But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere---shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears---but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster.
        Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she'll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that's been cast over the town . . . and her mother's broken heart.
My Thoughts
         I LOVED this book! It was one of those books that I couldn’t put down! It does strike me to be a juvenile book rather than a young adult but I have to say it's on my list of favorites! I think it’s filled with so many different things such as: hope, magic, new beginnings, family secrets, etc. I really enjoyed how the author chose to write the book.
        I like the fact that Felicity has a “power” so to speak of “word collecting”! I found that so interesting throughout the entire book! I also loved the unique words throughout the book such as, spindiddley or factofabulous, I feel that they make the story more interesting and fun to read!

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