Foxlee, Karen A Most Magical Girl, 297 pgs. Alfred A. Knopf, 2016 $16.99. Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.
When Annabel Grey’s mother disappears from Victorian London, Annabel is sent to live with two aunts that are in Annabel’s eyes, well, a bit weird. Living in their magic shop brings new challenges upon her life. Especially when she finds out she has to learn to control the “Moreover” wand in order to fight the growing evil that threatens to destroy all good magic in the world. This book had a bit of a slow start, but, then, just took off, becoming exciting, fun, and captivating.
This book was an interesting contrast to most books with magic in them. It was a version of Harry Potter, but with a girl and more old fashioned because it takes place in Victorian England … sorry, no Hogwarts, just a magic shop. I really liked it and would recommend it to everyone that takes a liking to magical books and who can put up with a little violence. The vivid description of the characters and places meant that I could imagine what was happening very well.
EL- ESSENTIAL. Student Reviewer: ASJ.