When Loose Ends Meet

The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil

The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa KeilGr. 7-12  Joshua is a master of card tricks. Sophia is a math prodigy with an eidetic memory and an obsession with Doctor Who. Since seventh grade, Joshua has concealed his crush on her, but as high-school graduation approaches, he finds a way to express his feelings, gently and via magic—slipping playing cards and other things surreptitiously into her locker, backpack, and so on. When Sophia is overwhelmed by anxiety after they kiss, Josh goes with the flow and devises a magic trick that resonates with her. Don’t look for a romance filled with hearts and flowers here, but rather one that is sweet and built on respect and understanding.[Read More]

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