Upside-Down Magic

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Laughs, life lessons in magical-misfit series start.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 6+

Encourages kids to accept themselves for who they are.

This is a story about a young girl who deals with being "different" than her peers. There are some sad moments regarding the girls family and their refusal to accept her for who she truly is, and the mother died when she was young, but it is not written to be overwhelmingly sad. My very sensitive daughter was fine and did not cry through this sadness. Most of the book is about her having a hard time accepting her abilities that do not fit in the "box" in the normal magic world, and learning how to accept and even appreciate herself for being different. With her family basically ignoring her she learns to find a new family with her friends, who are also different, and her aunt, who loves her for who she is. There is no violence except for a short moment when a girl is being super mean to the Upside Down Magic (the special class for unique magic) kids. This is not an action packed book. It stays pretty mellow but is interesting enough to want to read the second book.

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1 person found this helpful.
age 7+

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