Felicity sees words everywhere — shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog’s floppy ears — but Midnight Gulch is the first place she’s ever seen the word “home.” And then there’s Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity’s never seen before, words that make Felicity’s heart beat a little faster. – blurb from Scholastic
Oh you guys!!! I just finished reading A Snicker of Magic to Artist & Boo. I’ve been reading books to them every night since they were born and this was our very favorite ever! They’d eagerly get into their jammies & brush their teeth extra early so we could have more time to read, & let me just say, compared to their normal EXTREME PROTESTS at bedtime, that in & of itself was sock-rocking awesome!
I loved it myself as much as they did, maybe more. There were several nights where it took soo much self-control to not keep reading it after I tucked them into bed! Reading it just made us all feel so happy. We couldn’t even help it, the words were practically magical & no matter how we were feeling before we started, by the time we finished a chapter we’d all be smiling!
We loved the “snickers” of magic the characters had. The very best one was of course the way Felicity would see words float around people’s heads, scuttle across walls, & dance in the sky! But there were so many other little magics, like playing music that made everyone dance, hope coming down in the form or a bird tattoo, & ice cream that didn’t melt!
Every page was filled with wonderful sentiments I want to hold on to forever, like “Believe is a powerful word to see and to say. But that morning, I felt it. And feeling it was the best of all. I knew something wonderful was about to happen to me. I didn’t know what, or why, or how. But I believed.” And, “I never wanted to forget all the ways we were connected that day: By our shadows and sunlight. By pounding hearts and a starry maybe.”
I bought this as an e-book but I need to get a physical copy too, so Artist can keep it on her bed with the books she reads over and over till they’re loved & worn, & I want to get extra copies to give to all my friends! I don’t know how Misteris would feel about me buying a hundred copies of a book, so we’ll see. But goodness, I just love this book so much…almost as much as I love coffee, so you guys know I’m not even kidding! 🙂