-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

Unfamiliar Magic Book Review

Unfamiliar Magic Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Oct 28, 2010
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

When Desis mother mysterious disappears, she and her cat-turned-human must fend for themselves. Check out Kidzworlds review of Unfamiliar Magic by R.C. Alexander.

Title: Unfamiliar Magic
Authors: R.C. Alexander
Ages: 9+
Rating: 3


Desi was born a witch. The only trouble is that her mother won’t teach her how to use magic. She always says that she’ll teach her when she gets older. But now she is older! She’s 12 and she is still denied her birth right—to learn and practice magic. If only Desi’s father were still around. Then he could teach her. But he isn’t around. In fact, Desi has never met her father.


The Human Cat

One day, Desi’s mother mysteriously disappears, leaving their cat (which her mother has turned into a human) in charge. Unfortunately, their cat, who conveniently goes by the name Cat, doesn’t know how to act like a human. Now that they’re hanging out with the two neighbor boys, Cat needs to learn human tendencies fast.


The Magic Shop

While at the mall with Cat and the boys, Desi discovers a magic shop. And when she sees the magician perform, she knows his tricks are more than just illusions. They’re real magic. Desi decides to confide in him, and hopefully he will mentor her in the art of magic.


The Bottom Line

Unfamiliar Magic is a hard book to get into. The prologue is fast-paced and exciting. But it slows down after that, leaving you unsure of whether or not to continue. The storyline and writing style are a little too young for the audience, and at first the cat’s character seems way too over the top. But as the story progresses, the characters become more believable, and you start to see how perfect the cat-turned-human really is. The author uses a cat’s personality traits and thought processes to look at and deal with the human world. And it blends very well. By the climax, you’ll be hooked. So Unfamiliar Magic is definitely worth reading.


Related Articles
1 Comment

Related Stories

Micro isodontdospooky micro
Someone is stalking Sherry's stepmother, and it's up to her and her ghost mother to put a stop to...
Micro dewey micro
You’ve heard of alley, Persian and maybe even Chinese hairless cats – but have you ever heard of ...
Micro sixtyeightrooms micro
While visiting the Thorne Rooms exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute, best friends Ruthie and Jac...
Cats

What's Your Favorite Cat?

  • Lion
  • Tiger
  • Leopard
  • Cougar

General In The Forums

drowning
drowning posted in Say Anything:
I wish I didn't struggle with myself, physically. It led to awful things that I regret doing in the past.
reply about 9 hours
Shadeleaf
Shadeleaf posted in Say Anything:
I agree... I don't care about being overly skinny like the models... I seen terrible pictures where young actors turned into skeletons (no puns) because they think they  are still not skinny...
reply about 10 hours
TessPotato
PREACH
reply about 12 hours
SnowflakeAngelKitten
This is for everyone who doesn't care about needing to eat more or less. I care about my body. I'm proud of it. And I don't listen to others when they say, "Do you eat enough?" I'm a light weight. I know. And I'm proud!!!
reply about 12 hours
drowning
drowning posted in Say Anything:
Ignorant, yet arrogant lying drama-starters. :^)
reply about 13 hours