Both Jen and Hannah have read the new middle-grade novel, Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd and decided it was high time to have a blogversation about it.
First, here's Hannah's review, so you have some context:
J: Hey, Hannah, I'm in the mood for some Stoneberry ice cream, you know the kind in Snicker of Magic that helps you remember the past. How about you?
H: Well, I'm not sure I'm ready to have memories wash over me.
J: But there are good memories!
H: But do you get to choose?
J: If you try really hard. Otherwise how about some Virgil's Get Out of My Face Fudge Ripple?!
H: That sounds delicious, just like this book. What do you think about the character whose goal is to make everyone a little bit happier?
J: You mean... The Beedle!!
H: Yeah, would you ever take on that responsibility? You strike me as Beedle-ish!
J: Yes, I would, if I could wear a cape.
H: Jen, the whole point of The Beedle is that no-one knows who The Beedle actually is. Wearing a cape would give it away.
J: True, I guess I'll just have to wear my cape every day then. You know the the little bird tattoo in the book, I think that's going to be the next hot literary tattoo. It's hidden on the physical book!
H: I think you're right, especially because it stands for courage.
J: So who's your favorite character?
H: Hmmm, that's a hard one. I think I like Aunt Cleo the best.
J: Me too!!
H: We can't have the same favorite character!
J: Fine, then the town is my favorite character. Although, I do think it's good that we both like the sassy character.
H: Touche. Good choice with Midnight Gulch. I was just talking to two former children's booksellers who have both read Snicker of Magic, and they said they'd love to visit Midnight Gulch.
J: I would visit there after going to Hogwarts!
H: I would visit both those places and Tupelo Landing.
J: Send me a postcard!
Read the book, trust us, you'll want to visit Midnight Gulch too!