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Carter just ran away from his uncle. He no longer wants to use all the magic tricks he has been taught to steal from others. When he comes into a new town he discovers a circus that uses their sleight of hand for committing crimes and a group of kids that uses tricks to entertain. What ensues is a fun book about friendship and magic.
This is the first middle grade written by the actor and the first in a new series. This was a fun book that features an inclusive group of characters from different genders, races and with able-bodied.
We have a positive portrayed character in a wheelchair. She didn’t want to be treated any differently than any of the other characters and her chair wasn’t used as a plot point or hindrance at any moment.
This book was very entertaining, the only thing that was throwing me off was the books pacing. In between chapters the book segways into teaching the reader how to perform simple magic tricks. While it is fun for the readers, it also sucked me out of the story. The ending also felt very rushed, we quickly were introduced to characters that were needed to for the final showdown but they felt tacked on.
But this was a good introduction to a series and I can’t wait to see where he takes these characters.
I gave this book a B.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.