R Darshni

11 Years

53 Years

NSN Memorial Senior Secondary School


‘The Upside-Down Magic’ Book Review by 11 year old R. Darshini from Chennai

The Upside Down Magic Book Review

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Today’s review is of children’s fantasy book series that was later adapted into a Disney Channel Original Movie.

The Upside Down Magic Book Review by Darshini R Chennai Bookosmia

11 year old R. Darshini from Chennai is inspired by her parents to read books and has a big collections at home. She  loves reading books. She is thankful to find a platform for students, where she can share her review of books. R Darshini is a student of NSN Mat.Hr.Sec.School,  Chrompet, Chennai.


The Upside Down Magic Book Review

Title:  The Upside-Down Magic

Author:  Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins

Publisher: Scholastic

This book is one of a Scholastic book series.

I got this book as a birthday gift from my aunt. My aunt always sends books for me to read ( like for my birthday or when I score good grades) and my cousin sister always shares her books with me to read.

I enjoyed reading this story and think it is the best story book of all.

This book  beautifully describes the story of a girl named Nory, who has little ‘Upside Down’ MAGICAL POWERS.

To begin with, this story tells that everyone has magical abilities. Many children begin their magical training in the Sage Academy. The five divisions – Flares,  Fuzzies, Flickers, Fluxers and Flyers, each have particular skillset. Nory is a  Fluxer, but she shape-shifts into a kitten mixed with a beaver or a dragon and has no control over it. As she fails in the entrance exam for Sage Academy, and is forced to attend a special class called UDM (Upside Down Magic), she makes friends with other children in classroom who also have uncontrolled magic.  They all learn to embrace their uncontrolled magic as a gift.


My favourite part is when the authors beautifully narrate that Nory is a very determined girl and how she overcomes the disappointments. Finally, at the end Nory and her friends join together to prove that Upside-Down Magic is  also needed and that they are gifted too.

The key characters in this book are Elinor Nory Horace, Elliott Cohen, Bax Kapoor, Andres , Pepper Phan, Marigold Ramos, Willa , Sebastian Boondoggle.

My learning from this book is that every person is unique in his/her own way and one has to make use of that uniqueness.

Every person has an important role to play.

I rate this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 on a scale of 1 to 5 and recommend it for age group 8+

*On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest


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