Crabtree, Julie. Discovering pig magic.

Author:Larsen, Ashleigh
Position:Brief article - Children's review - Book review

CRABTREE, Julie. Discovering pig magic. Milkweed. 200p. c2008. 978-1-57131-683-7. $16.95. J

Mattie, known by friends and family as M, adventures through the age of 13 with hopes, fears, and two best friends, Ariel and Nicki. While M is busy with a collection of pig memorabilia and a morn who won't leave the house, Ariel is determined to become the next Rachel Ray and Nicki deals with a host of family secrets. Just when they need a plan to help them in their struggles, they stumble across an old book of magic spells. After performing a ritual that promises to bring luck to their lives, the three friends look for any signs that the spell might be working. But things don't go quite as well as expected--Nickie's brother has an even smaller chance of surviving his heart surgery; M is humiliated with more piggy...

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