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A Taste of Magic

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Novice witch learns to control her magic in funny novel.

Book J. Elle Fantasy 2022
Black teen girl with magic wand and swirls of glitter

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Fun and full of surprises, this book gives readers a bewitching experience. In A Taste of Magic by J. Elle (Wings of Ebony, Ashes of Gold), the author creates a fantasy world that's well grounded in the real-life middle school experience. It covers best-friend drama, learning to navigate middle school cliques, struggles with math, and a kid's first inkling of adult problems. A positive feature of this story is its empathy for everyone, including people who are struggling with life difficulties and those who start out as villains.

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