This was absolutely the break I needed after reading books like The Land of Lost Girls, The Inn Between, and We are all Made of Molecules. They were all heavy and this was light and fun.
AR level: 3.7
Grade appropriate: 2nd grade & up
Overall: 5/5-- what a charming wonderful story about what it means to be different.
Creativity: 5/5-- kids who are having trouble with their magic are put in an Upside-down Magic class. They learn how to embrace their special skills not try to squash them to be normal.
Characters: 5/5-- so lovable!
Engrossing: 5/5-- read it in about 12 hours
Appeal to kids: 5/5-- magic? Kittens? What's not to love? Getting boys to read it might be a challenge...
Appropriate length to tell the story: 5/5-- short and completely sweet.