Have you been to Mattingly Virginia? I have numerous times and if you haven’t you should think about visiting. Billy Coffey has taken this little town on a wild ride over the last few years. Some Small Magic is the latest installment of the Mattingly novels. (they can be read in any order)
Able is (he hates this word) special. He not only is being raised by a single mother, his father has passed, but he also has a bone disease that makes them brittle and he is forever in a cast for some reason or another. He is picked on at school, but Chris Jones. Able takes matters in his own hands and strikes back on Chris and it causes more problems than even he planned on. Now not only is Chris bullying Able, he is threatening to kill him.
Able needs to find a way to survive the summer and make it through middle school. What he finds instead changes everything he thought true.
I love Billy Coffey’s books. They are very different from anything else I read. His characters are wonderful, rich in personality and nothing like anyone you know. The issues he raises in his books a wide ranged and diverse, but he makes you think about what you are reading because the stories never go the way you think they should go.
Because of this reviews without spoilers are somewhat difficult, but truly read his books, enjoy and visit Mattingly. You will find yourself wishing for more and more visits.