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For fifteen years, Reason Cansino has lived on the run. Together with her mother, Sarafina, she has moved from one place to another in the Australian countryside, desperate not to be found by Reason's grandmother Esmeralda, a dangerous woman who believes in magic. But the moment Reason walks through Esmeralda's back door and finds herself on a New York City street, she's confronted by an unavoidable truth — magic is real.

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"By turns a fantasy adventure and a thoughtful examination of relationships." School Library Journal

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"Not another wizard-type book, this story is of a teenager's confusion." VOYA

Review:

"Readers looking for layered, understated fantasy will follow the looping paths of Larbalestier's fine writing." Booklist

Synopsis:

For 15 years, Reason Cansino has lived a life on the run in the Australian countryside with her mother. When her mother falls ill, Reason is forced to move in with her grandmother, a dangerous woman who believes in magic. Reason soon learns that magic is real.

About the Author

Justine Larbalestier is the author of The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction (2002) and the young adult novel Magic or Madness (2005), and an honorary associate in the School of English, Art History, Film and Media at the University of Sydney. She makes extended visits to New York City.

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Shoshana, May 17, 2008 (view all comments by Shoshana)
Part 1 of the Magic or Madness trilogy. The protagonist, Reason, is an Australian teen who has grown up on the run with her mother. She has always been warned that her grandmother believes in magic and is evil. When Reason's mother goes insane, Reason is sent to live with this grandmother. A good start to a trilogy. The writing and plotting were both fine and not intrusive. The book stands alone all right in that it resolves the plot points it raises overtly, while still leaving questions to be answered in a broader story arc. Plus, any female protagonist who thinks about Fibonacci numbers all the time is okay by me.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781595140708
Author:
Larbalestier, Justine
Publisher:
Razorbill
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Magic or Madness Trilogy
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.08x6.66x.80 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 304 pages Sleuth RazorBill - English 9781595140708 Reviews:
"Review" by , "By turns a fantasy adventure and a thoughtful examination of relationships."
"Review" by , "Not another wizard-type book, this story is of a teenager's confusion."
"Review" by , "Readers looking for layered, understated fantasy will follow the looping paths of Larbalestier's fine writing."
"Synopsis" by , For 15 years, Reason Cansino has lived a life on the run in the Australian countryside with her mother. When her mother falls ill, Reason is forced to move in with her grandmother, a dangerous woman who believes in magic. Reason soon learns that magic is real.
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