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Friday, September 21, 2012

Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, #1) by Patricia Wrede

#1 NYT bestselling author Pat Wrede returns to Scholastic with an amazing new trilogy about the use of magic in the wild, wild west.

Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent -- and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild.

With wit and wonder, Patricia Wrede creates an alternate history of westward expansion that will delight fans of both J. K. Rowling and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Hardcover, 344 pages

Published April 15th 2009 by Scholastic Press

**The above is from Goodreads**

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I gave this book 3 stars. Being a fan of both magic and frontier times, I had been waiting for a while to get my hands on Thirteenth Child! I did feel like I kept waiting for the book to start. The book wasn't bad, it just needed more to it. It seemed like it was mostly a basis to let you learn more about Eff, the main character.

I believe that this could be a really great book. It has a really good start. I do plan to read the other books to see if this was just a beginning.

I see this book geared more towards elementary, maybe middle school children.

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