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Monday, February 20, 2017

Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway

Ordinary MagicIn a world where using magic is normal, and no one would dream of things like cooking, doing dishes, or opening doors without casting a spell, Abby Hale learns that she is an “ord,” or an Ordinary, who can’t do magic. Ords are seen as unlucky and even dangerous, since they can’t do magic and magic doesn’t work on them. Abby is sent to a special school for Ords so that she can learn how to do things the non-magic way with other non-magical people. While at Ordinary school, Abby and her friends run across scheming goblins, treasure-hunting kidnappers, and have to learn how to be extra-ordinary students.

This is a fun spin on magic school books – instead of going to Hogwarts to learn magic, Abby and her classmates go to Margaret Green School to learn history, self-defense, and how to do dishes. I liked Abby and her friends, and it was super fun to watch them try to figure out how to be non-magical people in a magical world.

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