THE SECRET SCIENCE OF MAGIC BY MELISSA KEIL BOOK REVIEW!!
The unsolvable problem: If Sophia is a genius, why can’t she crack the puzzle of what to do with her life?
Fact: Sophia is smart. As in, certified-child-prodigy, breezing-through-uni-subjects-even-though-she’s-only-in-year-twelve smart. This terrifies her, because geniuses have a tendency to end up as recluses and weirdos – and with her current social ineptness, she’s halfway there already.
Truth: Joshua is good at magic tricks, ignoring most things about year twelve, and not thinking at all about life after high school.
Fact: Sophia can’t even talk to her best friend Elsie about her anxieties, because Elsie is firmly focused on her own future – and on plans that will mean leaving Sophia behind.
Truth: Joshua has had a secret crush on Sophia since forever, but he doesn’t have forever to act on it.
Fact: There are some things no amount of genius can prepare you for … and the messiness of the real world is one of them.
Truth: Timing is everything.
The long-awaited YA novel from the award-winning author of Life in Outer Space and The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl.
This book was such a cute and fluffy read set in Melbourne with the main character Sophie also having a Sri Lankan heritage, this book was diverse and also all I wanted out of another Melissa Keil book.
The writing of this book was beautiful, just like Keil’s other books and she has quickly become one of my favourite Australian authors as I also love that I can relate and connect more with where the story is set, as I have been to Melbourne a lot and I know how it feels to be there, therefore I can vividly picture the characters surroundings more which is something I don’t get a lot of in books and wish for more of!
I think my favourite part of the book would be the diverse set of characters and also how the plot weaved in science and magic in a very cute way that I don’t recall reading about before. I also found that I adored all of the characters, in particular I really liked Josh.
Overall, I found this book to be a very cute, diverse and had an amazing writing style that just flowed beautifully. I would recommend this to anyone that likes romance/contemporary books and also to those that like to read something diverse and Australian Literature.
STAR RATING: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS
THANK YOU TO HARDIE GRANT FOR SENDING ME A COPY OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW!