What they say: It’s Charlie’s first day at high school, his blazer is too big and his shoes are too small, but that’s the least of his worries. He’s been missed off the class lists and is now enrolled in a new school called Brittle’s Academy with a magical and mysterious head teacher. But to stay at Brittle’s Charlie must pass one of the tests…otherwise he’ll be sent to Oblivion!
So the original plan, as always, was to read this to the guys/ get the guys to read this but then home school took over and they all had their own reading to do for school so we got halfway in, I got antsy and finished, but glory of glories, this morning they have asked about the book and so I’m re-reading/we’re finishing today!
This is the story of Charlie, who is starting high school. On arrival he finds that he has been segmented and sidelined from other pupils. I loved how this was done, the magic door that others couldn’t see, the group left behind (the kids were all saying ‘is he going to be called? Is he going to be left behind?’) as the magic begins to unfold. It was a nice short read and as I said the kids have asked for more. It ends kind of mid story with more to come and I look forward to following on. All in all one a charming, real read that I think younger magic lovers will love (my 5, 7 and 10 year old were particularly attentive!) ! Thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the book in return for an honest review.
About the author
Lily Mae Walters chose her pen name in honour of her beloved grandparents who also stare in the Josie James series.
She is married with two teenage children, and two huskies that are the inspiration behind Murphy and Asher in the books.
Lily Mae lives in Nuneaton, England and finds herself using local places and even her old school in her stories.
Family and friends mean the world to Lily Mae and many will find themselves popping up throughout the series.
Lily Mae also writes for adults under the name of Florence Keeling.