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{Upside-Down Magic: Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle & Emily Jenkins}Upside-Down Magic by Emily Jenkins, Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski
Series: Upside-Down Magic
Published by Scholastic Press on September 29, 2015
Genres: Childrens, Fantasy, Middle School
Pages: 196
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – From New York Times bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins comes the hilarious and heartfelt story of a group of magical misfits.

Nory Horace is nine years old. She’s resourceful, she’s brave, she likes peanut butter cookies. Also, she’s able to transform into many different animals. Unfortunately, Nory’s shape-shifting talent is a bit wonky. And when she flunks out of her own father’s magic academy, Nory’s forced to enter public school, where she meets a group of kids whose magic is, well, different.

This new, offbeat series from hit authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins chronicles the misadventures of Nory and her oddball friends, who prove that upside-down magic definitely beats right side up.

{My thoughts} – Nory is an interesting girl. She has the ability to shape shift but something happens when she does. She loses her concentration and she becomes more then just the animal she is trying to turn into. Because of that she gets denied an education at Sage Academy a school where her father is the Headmaster. Her father becomes ashamed of the fact that she failed the entrance test and sends her to live with her Aunt Margo.

Since she is living with her Aunt she will be attending a different school. One that has a magic program for children with similar problems like hers. The program is called Upside Down Magic. She meets other children in the program that are struggling with keeping their magic under control and soon starts to understand more about herself and her own magic.

If you’d like to know what happens you will need to read the book. I found it to be an interesting, fun book to read. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series sometime in the future. I have passed this book onto my daughter, so hopefully she will enjoy reading it as much as I did.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.