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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 128
Themes: magic shows, gender roles, sexism, friendship, bullying
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 17/Aug/2021
Fry Reading Level: 3.1
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Fourteen-year-old Kylie really wants to be a part of the magician’s showcase. The problem is, the director has already decided that, because she’s a girl, Kylie would be better off assisting a magician rather than doing her own routine. Determined to prove him wrong, Kylie decides to team up with her friend Min to secure a spot in the show. But while working on their act, Kylie loses sight of what it means to be a good friend. Tired of being mistreated, Min leaves and teams up with another magician. Will Kylie and Min make up in time to bring their act to the stage?

CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Chan writes about more than just a couple of 14-year-olds who want to be magicians. He also writes about family, and friendship…A must-read.”

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