Book Review of Misfit’s Magic: The Last Halloween
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by Fred Gracely
Ages 8-12 | 482 Pages
Publisher: Bisket Press, LLC | ISBN-13: 9798986136417
What to Expect: Magic, history, family, heritage, self-determination.
Misfit’s Magic: The Last Halloween is about a young person learning to take control of his life and future and thus learn who and what he will be in life.
Goff is the last person anyone would expect to be a hero. In and out of foster homes his whole life, he is a boy with no family, no connections, no destiny, and no prospects. None of those matters, however, when he is transferred to a home in historic Spraksville, where a history of witchcraft and black magic hang over the town—and the gargoyles start speaking to him.
It turns out Goff does have family, connections, and destiny after all—he is the direct descendant of the hero who saved the town from a dark curse centuries ago, and now he is destined to do the same. Unfortunately, he has about as much magical ability as a teaspoon. With dark wizards and soul-sucking ghouls ranged against him, will Goff even get the chance to grow into his new identity?
From the bullying he faces at school to his determination to win a scholarship and his tentative moves toward a first relationship, Goff is a relatable character whose self-doubts and internal dialogue are sure to endear him to readers. At the same time, the story is atmospheric and exciting, transforming a familiar small-town American setting into the backdrop for black magic, rituals, and battles between good and evil. Readers may want to be aware that the story does contain some mildly strong language and demonic imagery.
Overall, Misfit’s Magic: The Last Halloween is a captivating read and a thought-provoking coming-of-age story, perfect for horror and fantasy fans.
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The next 50 pre-orders include a free signed copy of the paperback delivered before release on October 2nd. Details are on misfitsmagic.com.
About the Author
FRED GRACELY grew up in Pennsylvania and now resides just outside Boston, Massachusetts. After attending six different colleges and studying many subjects (art, electronics, computer science, psychology), he earned a B.S. in Psychology from Framingham State University and, later in life, an M.A. in Human Relations, Specializing in Holistic Counseling Psychology from Lesley University (psychology is one of my passions).
He discovered his love for writing and storytelling as he read books to his children. On a whim, he started making up stories to tell them. They enjoyed them so much that he began to write them down. Now, there is little he loves as much as sitting down to craft language and bring characters and stories to life.
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