My name is Evie Everyday and I’m a witch. But all I’ve ever wanted is to be a Lamron. That’s the word normal spelled backward. Anyways, now I have the chance to go to a regular school and be a regular girl I’ll do whatever it takes to fit in.
Fitting in is easy. All I have to do is:
- Keep my magic a secret
- Swap my favorite colorful clothes for boring black ones
- Suck up to scary Mrs. Rogers, the school principal
- Keep my pet cat, bat and corncob from causing any trouble
- And stay away from Izzy. She’s all colorful and funny and awesome…. and not helpful for fitting in.
But when everything starts to go wrong, there’s only one way to save my new school… use magic. And only one person who can help me… Izzy!
Reviewed By Marta Tandori for Readers Favorite
Review Rating: 5 Stars!
Evie is the perfect young protagonist. She's quirky and charming with a bubbly personality that won't let anything get her down. When faced with a problem, she looks for a solution yet, at the same time, she's just like any young girl wanting to fit in with her peers, making her a very relatable figure.
Her friend, Izzy, is equally likable. She embodies what it means to be a good friend, which is an important attribute to convey to young children at a time when they're learning to develop friendships that can sometimes be fickle and turn hurtful.
The narrative in Secret Magic is age-appropriate and easy to follow. Paige does a good job combining elements of magic within the storyline without letting it overpower the central theme of her story. The character of Mrs. Rogers is a little over the top but appropriate in context with the nature of the story. A likable young protagonist and a bit of hocus-pocus make for a winning combination in Secret Magic, the first Evie Everyday Witch book in what promises to be a great series.