Friday, September 18, 2020

The Time of Green Magic by Hilary McKay (MG Book Review)


The Time of Green Magic
by Hilary McKay
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
on July 28. 2020
Genre: Middle Grade, Magical Realism, Fantasy
Length: 240 pages
Ages: 8 - 12 years

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From award-winning author Hilary McKay comes a beautiful, enchanting story about a girl adjusting to her new family and their new house--which just might be magical. 

My Thoughts:
The Time of Green Magic
is a cute magical realism MG novel about two families that become one and move into a fantastic new house that has a bit of 'green magic' to it! 

Abi lost her mother in a car crash when she was just a baby. Max and Louis' father walked out on them. When their parents, Theo and Polly, meet years later, it's love at first sight.
Soon, they're married, moved in together, and house hunting for the perfect big family house, which ends up being a neat ivy-covered house with colorful stained glass windows and really really quiet neighbors.  But there's something odd about the house, and when Abi finds herself falling into the books she reads, she realizes there's something magical going on! 

This cute middle-grade novel covers a lot of real-life subjects and situations, from loss of parents, abandonment, blended families, sibling rivalry, school-age crushes, and more... 
with a dash of magic added! 

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