Billy Bobble Makes A Magic Wand by R.S. Mellette
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this fun action adventure story for middle grade readers. Billy Bobble and his friend Suzi are exceptionally smart students who are the youngest students in high school, due to skipping grades. Billy and Suzi deal with bullying, and Billy has issues at home with a mentally ill mom, and together they begin to discuss the idea of using science to explain magic. The story starts with Suzi at the police station trying to explain a strange explosion that occurred at school, and the disappearance of Billy. A cross between Harry Potter and Enders game, where science meets fantasy, this was a fast paced book that was a lot of fun to read. A few of the science concepts might be challenging for some middle school readers, but overall I would recommend this book for pre-teens.
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