Dorko The Magnificent by Andrea Beaty

Dorko The Magnificent

Hello!  Last review before I am off to San Fran!  Enjoy!  Robbie Darko wants to be a world-famous magician.  He has done several acts, some of them in the talent show, but they haven’t always turned out so great.  Today is his mom’s birthday and he wants to do a special magic trick for her-pulling the tablecloth out from under the china set on the table.  A few days after the bad turnout of the trick, Grandma Melvin, Robbie’s grandma, offers to teach him magic lessons.  With the talent show coming close, will Grandma Melvin help him?  Or will she just sit and watch The Wheel Of Fortune while she is laughing at him?  In a enjoyable and magical story, Beaty keeps fans cheering for her and Robbie until the very last page.

My thoughts:

I really loved this book.  The cover is pretty awesome and you want to know something weird?  The first time I saw the cover I thought the rabbit was a grandma.  Call me crazy, but I promise you.  I loved all the magic in this story; Robbie Darko is trying so hard to end his years at Elementary School with a bang, so he can be remembered there for years to come.  The grandma is so crazy; in a good way.  She thinks that the “zoysia grass is attacking her” and yells at the TV.  She is such a character, and was written very skillfully.  The added bits of humor in this Middle-Grade story were wonderful, and I think I will check out more books by Andrea Beaty.


Action: 6 out of 10 XanderStars

Suspense: 7 out of 10 XanderStars

Page-Turning: 8.5 out of 10 XanderStars

Well-Written: 9 out of 10 XanderStars

Overall: 9 out of 10 XanderStars

Next review will be Curse Of The Ancients (Infinity Ring Book 4).  Hope you liked the review!  Sorry, no fanart 😦



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