In Abby’s world, magic isn’t anything special: it’s a part of everyday life. So when Abby learns that she has zero magical abilities, she’s branded an "Ord"—ordinary, bad luck, and quite possibly a danger to society. The outlook for kids like Abby isn’t bright. Many are cast out by their... show more
In Abby’s world, magic isn’t anything special: it’s a part of everyday life. So when Abby learns that she has zero magical abilities, she’s branded an "Ord"—ordinary, bad luck, and quite possibly a danger to society. The outlook for kids like Abby isn’t bright. Many are cast out by their families, while others are sold to treasure hunters (ordinary kids are impervious to spells and enchantments). Luckily for Abby, her family enrolls her in a school that teaches ordinary kids how to get around in a magical world. But with treasure-hunting kidnappers and carnivorous goblins lurking around every corner, Abby’s biggest problem may not be learning how to be ordinary—it’s whether or not she’s going to survive the school year!
Publish date: May 8th 2012
Pages no: 277
Edition language: English
adorable. Obviously a metaphor for being diabled and how to deal with that, but its not a perfect metaphor and the author never lets her metaphor dictate the story. really enjoyable and a light read. I'm looking forward to the sequel.
It started off with family. So many books skip all the family aspect, most by completely writing out a family but the ones that annoy me the most are the ones where the main character has a family to be with and interact with and the reader gets short-changed by the author never bringing them up bes...
One of those books which divide me in response. "Ordinary Magic" has a lot going for it - it's fast-paced with a fascinating premise, a really strong sense of place and a more-ish voice. I think a lot of people would like it.However, I found the huge amount of snappy patter conversation a bit like...
This was really cute and I passed it on to my 13y/o when I was done. He just finished, and he really liked it.I see a lot of comparisons to Harry Potter in other reviews (just reversed), but it felt more like the Chrestomanci books to me (that's a good thing, btw).I'll be reading the next one with ...
I really enjoyed this - it took a popular trope that we're seeing in books as of late and flipped it around. The characters are engaging, the world is interesting. :D