Secret Magic by Elena Paige
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The blurb: My name is Evie Everyday and I’m a witch. But all I’ve ever wanted is to be a Lamron. That’s the word normal spelled backward. Anyways, now I have the chance to go to a regular school and be a regular girl I’ll do whatever it takes to fit in.
Fitting in is easy. All I have to do is:
Keep my magic a secret Swap my favourite colourful clothes for boring black ones Suck up to scary Mrs Rogers, the school principal Keep my pet cat, bat and corncob from causing any trouble And stay away from Izzy. She’s all colourful and funny and awesome…. and not helpful for fitting in.
But when everything starts to go wrong, there’s only one way to save my new school…use magic. And only one person who can help me…Izzy!
My review: Books about witches are generally something I avoid. But this book is different because it’s for young readers. I knew it would be light-hearted and fun. Besides, I loved the colourful cover.
Young readers will love the mayhem of the main character, Evie. She’s different but doesn’t want to be. She wants what most of us want–to fit in and be accepted. As a result of this strong desire, Evie allows herself to be moulded into someone she’s not, at a significant cost to herself.
There is often a lot happening in this story. The terms weird, fun, and mayhem describe the characters and storyline the best, in my opinion. I believe young readers will enjoy what they read and will want to return to Evie’s life to see what she gets up to next.
I received a review copy of this book, and this is an honest review.