As you know, I love to read. I will read anything and everything, but Magicalamity by Kate Saunders is the first book I brought to Mummy, asking for the sequel. I absolutely loved it, and so my book review page was conceived. Here is what I think, followed by what Mummy thought, of Magicalamity:
What I take from GG’s synopsis is that she would very much like it if we all lived in fairyland! Tom awakes to discover that his Dad is in hiding on the run from the fairy equivalent of the Mafia, and his Mum has been turned into a sundried tomato, for her own safekeeping! The unlikely looking fairy in his kitchen is his fairy godmother, and together they embark on an eventful mission to clear his Dad’s name and rescue his mother.
I think the reason this struck such a chord with GG is the down-to-earth and ‘in the hood’ nature of the fairies. Although she loves all things pink, she likes nothing better than a bit of gross-out humour, provided aplenty by the fairies, who break all the rules to make a better life for themselves. Add to that the multiple twists and turns as Tom travels between fairy and mortal lands, and it is easy to see why she was captivated.
As a book for a 7 year-old who is a good reader, but not yet mature enough to handle the grown-up themes often found in books for older children, this fits the bill perfectly!