The Magic Half
By Annie Barrows
Author’s Website: http://www.anniebarrows.com
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Angie
For Ages 9-12
Miri is the middle child… not so unique. But she’s the middle child sandwiched in between two sets of twins. On one side are her older brothers who like to tease her and on the other side are her younger sisters who are toddlers so they’re just a lot of work. Miri feels left out. When her family relocates they move into an old farm house. An elderly neighbor informs them that there’s buried treasure somewhere on the property. While searching for the treasure, Miri clobbers her brother over the head with a shovel and is sent to her room.
While sulking she discovers a lens out of a pair of glasses taped to her wall. When she looks through it she suddenly finds herself transported through time into her bedroom in 1935 where she meets Molly. Miri quickly realizes that it’s up to her to rescue Molly from a desperate situation, but before she can help she’s accidentally transported back to her time. Will she find the buried treasure and solve the mystery in time to save Molly?
This book has time travel, magic, and hidden treasure. What more could a kid ask for!?