The Second Story

The Second Story

Book - 2018
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Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. She turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist - a valuable trait when you belong to a group of magical best friends. But when a famous psychic comes to town, Leila and her pals, the Magic Misfits, can't escape the big mystery heading their way. Whether chasing mad monkeys or banishing ghosts from haunted hotels, these six friends will do their best to keep their home of Mineral Wells safe. But can they protect themselves?
Publisher: New York ;, Boston :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018.
ISBN: 9780316391856
Characteristics: xii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.

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In my family I do the school drop off, pick up and am the taxi to all the various children’s extra-curricular activities. These are not long drives but lately we have been using these snippets of time to listen to audiobooks together. I use the BorrowBox App through the library all the time for myself (listening to various books as I walk the dog, vacuum or other fairly mundane tasks) but… (more)


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wither_killer1321
Jun 02, 2019

the first book was cool.IT TEACHES MAGIC! I mean, how cool is that?
On scale of 1 to 10: I would pick 10.

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JPatches
May 20, 2019

VERY GLAD I read this WITH my child. Topics of discussion that may have festered alone.

Leila has 2 fathers. This was lightly touched on in the first book and was made much more clear throughout this book. It would have been nice to know this before my child started reading it. I believe the topic is something that a family should discuss on their own time, rather than be forced into it.

Leila is adopted. A couple claiming to be her birthparents tries to remove her from her adoptive family with a fake birth certificate and fake lawyer. This brings undo stress, anxiety and outright fear to a young reader who may be adopted themselves.

Otherwise - The storyline and the adventure are fun and engaging. It is well written and leaves you wanting more.

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onalam
Feb 09, 2019

very magical and mysterious. Loved it.

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Chanlabrecque
May 01, 2019

Chanlabrecque thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 15

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green_frog_2856
Nov 27, 2018

green_frog_2856 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 58

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