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The Magic Misfits, The Second Story: Magic Misfits, Book 2

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Focus on family, friendship holds wild adventure together.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Wonderful book for kids

This will be sure to keep your kid entertained. It's a fun story with great kid characters who are smart and capable. This is the second in the series - read the first one first or some parts of this may be confusing. It's lots of fun!

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Beneath the magic, mystery, and mayhem, Neil Patrick Harris' second Magic Misfits story is about identity and authenticity, and the unfaltering love and support that bind a strong family together. The Magic Misfits: The Second Story shifts to the viewpoint of Leila, an escape artist. Written by actor and showman Neil Patrick Harris (A Series of Unfortunate Events), the Misfits series delivers strong messages about finding strength and comfort in friendship while unspooling a wild and mysterious adventure.

The plot is patched together to prop up set pieces rather than build a strong story. And the writing is often clunky, with awkward interruptions to showcase magic tricks. But the story shines with a loving message of compassion and loving support for friends and family, through dark times and good. How-tos and secret messages to decode inspire readers to create some magic of their own. Sparkling illustrations by Lissy Marlin (Goldie Blox Rules the School!) add to the charm.

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