De Magiske Møgunger
Title: The Magic Misfits
Author: Neil Patrick Harris
Published in English: 2018
Dansk titel: De Magiske Møgunger
Dansk udgivelsesår: 2018
Finished Reading: July 2018
Genre: Children & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
From beloved award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve.
When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on.
After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded kids. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they’ll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso’s villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series.
I found the fact that Neil Patrick Harris, whom we know for many different things, wrote this book, very exciting. This is his first book in the children genre, and this one is the first in the series. This is a sweet story however very generic in terms of genre. Friendship, togetherness and the classical struggle between good and evil in every human being. It also contains a lot of author comments and guides on how to do magic tricks which I had fun reading.
I would recommend reading this book if you’re about 7 – 10 years of age either self-reading or out loud with your parents.
The language in this book is very simple and easy to understand, and the things that might be difficult to understand is being described whilst you read. It’s nice how the author sometimes asks us questions and talks to us.
Even before reading this, I knew it was for the younger audience. It made me happy to read. The thing that had me even more excited was the fact that Neil’s own personal life has been implemented in the story. We all know he is gay and has children with his husband. A gay character has been presented in this story and if you don’t know it, you will never guess it. You really shouldn’t worry about this at all; it’s so subtle I barely recognized it.
I think this book is amazing for smaller kids and for that reason only; I’m not going to criticize this book, because I’m sure the children, whom this book is made for, finds or will find this amazing.