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Ordinary MagicKe Abby isn’t bright Many are cast out by their families while others are sold to treasure hunters ordinary kids are impervious to spells and enchantments Luckily for Abby her family enrolls her in a school that teaches ordinary kids how to. Originally reviewed hereI tried with Ordinary Magic I really did I read every word of this book even though I kind of wanted to add it to the DNF pile long before the last page I was so disgusted appalled and confused by the world that Caitlen Rubino Bradway built that I could not click with Ordinary Magic at all When I first saw this title pop up on NetGalley I decided to try it because I love middle grade and it sounded cute To me I was imagining that it would be like “Story of a Suib”—the tale of an unmagical kid born into a magical world I didn’t realize how abhorrent the story would be Here’s the deal “ords” in this society are nothing They’re worse than just a disappointment to their families because most of the time they’re no longer even considered people This made zero sense to me I get that you could compare it to some families’ reactions to finding out their kid is homosexual or compare it to how slaves were treated in this country’s early history but none of that could really add up for me I can’t understand how an entire society could find it acceptable to treat ord kids—kids they had raised and loved as friends siblings children until the age of 12—like worthless property It was generally accepted that these children could be sold used for dangerous tasks and they were despised to the point of people not touching them as if they were catching—this later treatment reminding me of the horrible way those with AIDS can be treated I guess I see what Caitlen Rubino Bradway was doing here in turning these children into social pariahs but I just don’t buy that these extremes could ever crop up particularly in a society that seems very modern And that’s another thing I didn’t get about this book When it is determined that Abby is an ord at her Judging at age 12 her family has to drain magic from the house so that she can access things like the sink without help since all of these things are usually controlled by magic This makes no sense given that prior to finding out she wasn’t allowed to use magic and would need help for these same thingsso she was 12 and could never get a box of cereal from the cupboard or wash her hands after she peed Right Then there’s the reality that magic can not directly affect ords It can affect things around them aka you could light their clothing on fire but not them And you can buy magic proof clothing So essentially all of these magic people are running around with no idea how to fight physical fights and the ords could kick their butts handily but don’t I get the whole they’re the vast minority and society represses them in part because they are scared thing but againit doesn’t add up for me If a society has become this advanced there’s a pretty good chance that such an oppressed group with such potential power would have at some point banded together and rebelled I thought the school could be fun and cute but honestly I found it rather boring The only highlight being that they taught kids to kick the crap out of one another It seemed as if there should have been a storyline developing from Abby working in the kitchen but it never really came to anything In fact I expected Abby and the other ord children to find some inner power and strength that was magical in its own right but I didn’t really feel like they ever did I was glad to see that this society was changing that the King had outlawed the selling of ords and the authorities seemed like good people but I just expected from this story I will say that Abby’s family was fantastic and the best part of this book Her parents loved unconditionally and she had four older siblings—two sisters two brothers just like me that were all fun uniue and invested in their little sister I think my favorite thing about Ordinary Magic was Abby’s brother Gil who wrote popular romance novels under a woman’s name

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In Abby’s world magic isn’t anything special it’s a part of everyday life So when Abby learns that she has zero magical abilities she’s branded an “Ord” ordinary bad luck and uite possibly a danger to societyThe outlook for kids li. I loved Ordinary Magic SO MUCH that it just makes me want to dance every time I think of it Last night I tried talking about it to Patrick but I was burbling so much and I had to keep stopping to make suealing noises of excitement that it was hard to be coherent about itI love it THAT MUCHOrdinary Magic is an MG fantasy novel set in a secondary world that feels very 21st century just another modern MG setting except that oh yes people use magic for almost everythingand it was only 6 years ago that the new king finally made it officially illegal for the very rare non magical humans Ords to be bought and soldUnfortunately he wasn't able to make bigotry illegal and a lot of criminal adventurers have no interest in the law and plenty of motivation for kidnapping child Ords So when a twelve year old's magic is officially Judged on his or her twelfth birthday if they're found to be an Ord they're viewed by the majority of society with distrust and horror A lot of parents give them away or sell them despite the law they're all in immense dangerand so a new school has been set up to try to keep them safe and teach them life skills both marketable skills for trying to find real jobs as adults and self defense skills to protect them against kidnappers and the various terrifying magical creatures like red cap goblins who consider Ords to be their favorite snackRubino Bradway does a great job working with the awful realities of how social bigotry works using a fantasy setting without ever making it a direct parallel to any real world bigotry she makes the way people behave very emotionally true and the danger is intense and realBut what makes this book and what made me LOVE it from page one is the voice combined with the fabulous characters and the sheer charm and fun of it allAbby Hale is a 12 year old who finds out in Chapter One with shock and horror that she's an Ord So that's the fantasy element to her character However and importantly she's also the youngest in a big noisy loving annoying wonderful family all of whom combative though they might be in other circumstances come together in her defense when her magical Judgment puts her in real life threatening dangerThe family members are all just fabulous every one of them distinct and funny and great and the dynamics are spot on perfect I loved them all so much I wondered if it would be disappointing when she headed off to schoolbut it totally wasn't because I loved her school and much than that I LOVED the characters there including Peter an extremely smart grumpy stand offish boy for completely understandable reasons who becomes the perfect focus for a very very sweet romance subplot It's muted as is totally appropriate for their age but still totally sigh worthy and I can't wait to see it develop in later booksThis book is just plain fun to read in every way and that includes fabulous magical action scenes intense excitement and simple charm which it has in spadesOrdinary Magic comes out on May 8th of this year I read an e ARC through Netgalley but I will DEFINITELY be buying a published paper copy to read and re read and I cannot wait for its seuels I have no idea how many there will be selfishly I hope for TONS This is my very favorite MG fantasy discovery in a very long time and so far this and Jenn Reese's Above World are my two very favorite MG novels of 2012I LOVED it

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Ordinary Magic Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ In Abby’s world magic isn’t anything special it’s a part of everyday life So when Abby learns that she has zero magical abilities she’s branded an “Ord”—ordinary bad luck and uite possibly a danger to societyThe outlook for kids like Abby isnGet around in a magical world But with treasure hunting kidnappers and carnivorous goblins lurking around every corner Abby’s biggest problem may not be learning how to be ordinary it’s whether or not she’s going to survive the school ye. This was a fun read and made me want It was fun to see ordinary people as the unusual I Hope there are to come