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Magic, Unfinished

Magic May – The Spell Book of Listen Taylor

The Spell Book of Listen Taylor –  Jaclyn Moriarty

With a title like this and a place in the young adult section of my local library, this book should surely fit Magic May.  Unfortunately NOT!  Why?  Because I didn’t finish it (I made it to page 173).  Why else?  Because it seems to be more for adults and the magic/fantasy elements are so infrequent that I forgot that is why I chose it!  There are some interesting characters and I empathised with the plight of Listen Taylor when she was dumped by her friends in Year 7 but there was too much for me to follow and too much adult randomness.  Maybe I am superficial and missed something?   However, on reading other views of the book on Goodreads many seem to be equally mixed.  So I have a new category  – “unfinished”.

About hgtl

I am a secondary English/History teacher (BA DipEd, MA (Education) and a Teacher Librarian (MEd). I LOVE to research and through this site aim to -Support the introduction of the Australian Curriculum (especially in History) through sourcing quality and varied internet based sources (research guides) - Support teachers through conducting education based literature reviews - Provide suggestions on useful Web 2.0 tools - Offer other services such as curriculum writing, library collection assessment, novel recommendations (see my blog bookgenremonthly.com)

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