Monday, August 18, 2014
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Felicity's family has never settled anywhere for very long. Just as Felicity and her little sister are getting used to a place, her mother decides to move on. Then they head to her mom's hometown - Midnight Gulch. Midnight Gulch used to have magic but now it's all gone. Except that it hasn't. Felicity knows that there is a little magic still left -- maybe enough to get her mom to stay in one place for once.
I picked up this book as the author is going to be a speaker at MLA this year. I really enjoyed the story. The idea of a girl who sees words everywhere and collects was truly unique. I also enjoyed how all the characters interacted and were tied together with their family histories. This is a great, fantasy story for kids.