Wizardmatch

Wizardmatch

Twelve-year-old Lennie Mercado loves magic. She practices her invisibility powers all the time (she can now stay invisible for fifteen seconds!), and she dreams of the day that she can visit her grandfather, the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp, at his magical estate. Now Lennie has her chance. Poppop has decided to retire, and his grandchildren are coming from all over to compet Twelve-year-old Lennie Mercado loves magic. She practices her invisibility powers all the time (she can now stay invi...

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Title:Wizardmatch
Author:Lauren Magaziner
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0735227780
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Wizardmatch Reviews

  • Kristy
    Apr 15, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

  • Beth
    Oct 16, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

    Lauren Magaziner?s, Wizardmatch, was able to tackle some pretty relevant issues, against the fun backdrop of a magical competition. Lennie raises questions about sexism, ageism, racism and more all while trying to prove she should be the next Prime Wizard. I?m glad the author al...

    Lennie was great and her enthusiasm for justice and getting a chance was funny and endearing, and the various special powers were well used and amusing. As an adult, I found the cruelty of the various adults annoying -- was it really so hard for the mom to see that her child might be h...

  • Lorie Barber
    Jan 03, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

  • Samantha
    Mar 21, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

  • Michele Knott
    Nov 20, 2017

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

  • Mark Buxton
    Apr 01, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

  • Melanie
    Jun 09, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

    Lauren Magaziner?s, Wizardmatch, was able to tackle some pretty relevant issues, against the fun backdrop of a magical competition. Lennie raises questions about sexism, ageism, racism and more all while trying to prove she should be the next Prime Wizard. I?m glad the author al...

    Lennie was great and her enthusiasm for justice and getting a chance was funny and endearing, and the various special powers were well used and amusing. As an adult, I found the cruelty of the various adults annoying -- was it really so hard for the mom to see that her child might be h...

    I can totally get behind a story where life is just not fair. I get it, there are things that are beyond our control, especially when dealing with other people's actions. But I've got a TON of complaints about how the writer had the mother handle this situation and how it all resolved ...

    Nothing is stronger than family. Lennie tries to find a way to bring her family together during the exciting, but overly-competitive Wizardmatch. How will she be able to bring her extended family back together, and more importantly, how will she make up for the hurt she's caused her ve...

    I loved the exciting twists with Humpherey de Cobblespork at the end, although I was kind of disappointed when the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp selected a new Prime Wizard-Victoria- and that's the end. Although I'm also glad that Magaziner didn't just have Lennie become Prime Wizard, or ...

    Overall, well done. I look forward to checking out this author in the future. The story was well told and brought up some emotions I wasn?t quite expecting. I highly recommend, not just for middle grade readers, but for other readers looking for a good story. ...

    4.5 stars Such an easy and entertaining read! It's a lovely middle grade about family bonds and discovery of what really matters, while crazy comic magic happens throughout the whole story :D I would have loved it as a child! ...

    I did enjoy this one, but I thought it was building up to a bigger ending than it did. I felt like the plot completely fizzled out at the end, and characters who'd been pretty villainous the whole time "magically" (no pun intended) transformed. ...

  • Lesley Burnap
    Dec 29, 2017

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

    Lauren Magaziner?s, Wizardmatch, was able to tackle some pretty relevant issues, against the fun backdrop of a magical competition. Lennie raises questions about sexism, ageism, racism and more all while trying to prove she should be the next Prime Wizard. I?m glad the author al...

    Lennie was great and her enthusiasm for justice and getting a chance was funny and endearing, and the various special powers were well used and amusing. As an adult, I found the cruelty of the various adults annoying -- was it really so hard for the mom to see that her child might be h...

    I can totally get behind a story where life is just not fair. I get it, there are things that are beyond our control, especially when dealing with other people's actions. But I've got a TON of complaints about how the writer had the mother handle this situation and how it all resolved ...

    Nothing is stronger than family. Lennie tries to find a way to bring her family together during the exciting, but overly-competitive Wizardmatch. How will she be able to bring her extended family back together, and more importantly, how will she make up for the hurt she's caused her ve...

  • Erin Varley
    Oct 17, 2017

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

  • Giovanna
    Nov 14, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

    Lauren Magaziner?s, Wizardmatch, was able to tackle some pretty relevant issues, against the fun backdrop of a magical competition. Lennie raises questions about sexism, ageism, racism and more all while trying to prove she should be the next Prime Wizard. I?m glad the author al...

    Lennie was great and her enthusiasm for justice and getting a chance was funny and endearing, and the various special powers were well used and amusing. As an adult, I found the cruelty of the various adults annoying -- was it really so hard for the mom to see that her child might be h...

    I can totally get behind a story where life is just not fair. I get it, there are things that are beyond our control, especially when dealing with other people's actions. But I've got a TON of complaints about how the writer had the mother handle this situation and how it all resolved ...

    Nothing is stronger than family. Lennie tries to find a way to bring her family together during the exciting, but overly-competitive Wizardmatch. How will she be able to bring her extended family back together, and more importantly, how will she make up for the hurt she's caused her ve...

    I loved the exciting twists with Humpherey de Cobblespork at the end, although I was kind of disappointed when the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp selected a new Prime Wizard-Victoria- and that's the end. Although I'm also glad that Magaziner didn't just have Lennie become Prime Wizard, or ...

    Overall, well done. I look forward to checking out this author in the future. The story was well told and brought up some emotions I wasn?t quite expecting. I highly recommend, not just for middle grade readers, but for other readers looking for a good story. ...

    4.5 stars Such an easy and entertaining read! It's a lovely middle grade about family bonds and discovery of what really matters, while crazy comic magic happens throughout the whole story :D I would have loved it as a child! ...

    I did enjoy this one, but I thought it was building up to a bigger ending than it did. I felt like the plot completely fizzled out at the end, and characters who'd been pretty villainous the whole time "magically" (no pun intended) transformed. ...

    4.5 stars ...

    Lennie loves practicing her magic. Her grandfather is the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp and each of his eight children and sixteen grandchildren have a special power that they must practice and hone as they get older. Lennie is ecstatic when she finds out that Poppop is holding Wizardmatc...

    I loved this! The magic of wizards mixed with a fierce competition for power kept me on my toes! The humor mixed with the adventure of Wizardmatch will keep young readers entertained! ...

    This book is funny,interesting, and it?s very exciting!!!!!! I recommend this to Harry Potter lovers and kids who love fantasy I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! ...

    3.5 ...

    Such a great, fun read! Highly recommend it! ...

  • Edshara
    May 06, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

    Lauren Magaziner?s, Wizardmatch, was able to tackle some pretty relevant issues, against the fun backdrop of a magical competition. Lennie raises questions about sexism, ageism, racism and more all while trying to prove she should be the next Prime Wizard. I?m glad the author al...

  • Maria
    Jun 12, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

    Lauren Magaziner?s, Wizardmatch, was able to tackle some pretty relevant issues, against the fun backdrop of a magical competition. Lennie raises questions about sexism, ageism, racism and more all while trying to prove she should be the next Prime Wizard. I?m glad the author al...

    Lennie was great and her enthusiasm for justice and getting a chance was funny and endearing, and the various special powers were well used and amusing. As an adult, I found the cruelty of the various adults annoying -- was it really so hard for the mom to see that her child might be h...

    I can totally get behind a story where life is just not fair. I get it, there are things that are beyond our control, especially when dealing with other people's actions. But I've got a TON of complaints about how the writer had the mother handle this situation and how it all resolved ...

    Nothing is stronger than family. Lennie tries to find a way to bring her family together during the exciting, but overly-competitive Wizardmatch. How will she be able to bring her extended family back together, and more importantly, how will she make up for the hurt she's caused her ve...

    I loved the exciting twists with Humpherey de Cobblespork at the end, although I was kind of disappointed when the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp selected a new Prime Wizard-Victoria- and that's the end. Although I'm also glad that Magaziner didn't just have Lennie become Prime Wizard, or ...

    Overall, well done. I look forward to checking out this author in the future. The story was well told and brought up some emotions I wasn?t quite expecting. I highly recommend, not just for middle grade readers, but for other readers looking for a good story. ...

  • Liza
    Oct 16, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

  • Kristina
    Jul 13, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

    Lauren Magaziner?s, Wizardmatch, was able to tackle some pretty relevant issues, against the fun backdrop of a magical competition. Lennie raises questions about sexism, ageism, racism and more all while trying to prove she should be the next Prime Wizard. I?m glad the author al...

    Lennie was great and her enthusiasm for justice and getting a chance was funny and endearing, and the various special powers were well used and amusing. As an adult, I found the cruelty of the various adults annoying -- was it really so hard for the mom to see that her child might be h...

    I can totally get behind a story where life is just not fair. I get it, there are things that are beyond our control, especially when dealing with other people's actions. But I've got a TON of complaints about how the writer had the mother handle this situation and how it all resolved ...

    Nothing is stronger than family. Lennie tries to find a way to bring her family together during the exciting, but overly-competitive Wizardmatch. How will she be able to bring her extended family back together, and more importantly, how will she make up for the hurt she's caused her ve...

    I loved the exciting twists with Humpherey de Cobblespork at the end, although I was kind of disappointed when the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp selected a new Prime Wizard-Victoria- and that's the end. Although I'm also glad that Magaziner didn't just have Lennie become Prime Wizard, or ...

    Overall, well done. I look forward to checking out this author in the future. The story was well told and brought up some emotions I wasn?t quite expecting. I highly recommend, not just for middle grade readers, but for other readers looking for a good story. ...

    4.5 stars Such an easy and entertaining read! It's a lovely middle grade about family bonds and discovery of what really matters, while crazy comic magic happens throughout the whole story :D I would have loved it as a child! ...

  • Sam
    May 10, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

    Lauren Magaziner?s, Wizardmatch, was able to tackle some pretty relevant issues, against the fun backdrop of a magical competition. Lennie raises questions about sexism, ageism, racism and more all while trying to prove she should be the next Prime Wizard. I?m glad the author al...

    Lennie was great and her enthusiasm for justice and getting a chance was funny and endearing, and the various special powers were well used and amusing. As an adult, I found the cruelty of the various adults annoying -- was it really so hard for the mom to see that her child might be h...

    I can totally get behind a story where life is just not fair. I get it, there are things that are beyond our control, especially when dealing with other people's actions. But I've got a TON of complaints about how the writer had the mother handle this situation and how it all resolved ...

    Nothing is stronger than family. Lennie tries to find a way to bring her family together during the exciting, but overly-competitive Wizardmatch. How will she be able to bring her extended family back together, and more importantly, how will she make up for the hurt she's caused her ve...

    I loved the exciting twists with Humpherey de Cobblespork at the end, although I was kind of disappointed when the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp selected a new Prime Wizard-Victoria- and that's the end. Although I'm also glad that Magaziner didn't just have Lennie become Prime Wizard, or ...

    Overall, well done. I look forward to checking out this author in the future. The story was well told and brought up some emotions I wasn?t quite expecting. I highly recommend, not just for middle grade readers, but for other readers looking for a good story. ...

    4.5 stars Such an easy and entertaining read! It's a lovely middle grade about family bonds and discovery of what really matters, while crazy comic magic happens throughout the whole story :D I would have loved it as a child! ...

    I did enjoy this one, but I thought it was building up to a bigger ending than it did. I felt like the plot completely fizzled out at the end, and characters who'd been pretty villainous the whole time "magically" (no pun intended) transformed. ...

    4.5 stars ...

  • Julie Kirchner
    Mar 25, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

  • Kristen Picone
    Dec 26, 2017

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

    Lauren Magaziner?s, Wizardmatch, was able to tackle some pretty relevant issues, against the fun backdrop of a magical competition. Lennie raises questions about sexism, ageism, racism and more all while trying to prove she should be the next Prime Wizard. I?m glad the author al...

    Lennie was great and her enthusiasm for justice and getting a chance was funny and endearing, and the various special powers were well used and amusing. As an adult, I found the cruelty of the various adults annoying -- was it really so hard for the mom to see that her child might be h...

    I can totally get behind a story where life is just not fair. I get it, there are things that are beyond our control, especially when dealing with other people's actions. But I've got a TON of complaints about how the writer had the mother handle this situation and how it all resolved ...

    Nothing is stronger than family. Lennie tries to find a way to bring her family together during the exciting, but overly-competitive Wizardmatch. How will she be able to bring her extended family back together, and more importantly, how will she make up for the hurt she's caused her ve...

    I loved the exciting twists with Humpherey de Cobblespork at the end, although I was kind of disappointed when the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp selected a new Prime Wizard-Victoria- and that's the end. Although I'm also glad that Magaziner didn't just have Lennie become Prime Wizard, or ...

    Overall, well done. I look forward to checking out this author in the future. The story was well told and brought up some emotions I wasn?t quite expecting. I highly recommend, not just for middle grade readers, but for other readers looking for a good story. ...

    4.5 stars Such an easy and entertaining read! It's a lovely middle grade about family bonds and discovery of what really matters, while crazy comic magic happens throughout the whole story :D I would have loved it as a child! ...

    I did enjoy this one, but I thought it was building up to a bigger ending than it did. I felt like the plot completely fizzled out at the end, and characters who'd been pretty villainous the whole time "magically" (no pun intended) transformed. ...

    4.5 stars ...

    Lennie loves practicing her magic. Her grandfather is the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp and each of his eight children and sixteen grandchildren have a special power that they must practice and hone as they get older. Lennie is ecstatic when she finds out that Poppop is holding Wizardmatc...

  • Jessica Lawson
    Mar 21, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

  • Alivia
    Aug 16, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

    Lauren Magaziner?s, Wizardmatch, was able to tackle some pretty relevant issues, against the fun backdrop of a magical competition. Lennie raises questions about sexism, ageism, racism and more all while trying to prove she should be the next Prime Wizard. I?m glad the author al...

    Lennie was great and her enthusiasm for justice and getting a chance was funny and endearing, and the various special powers were well used and amusing. As an adult, I found the cruelty of the various adults annoying -- was it really so hard for the mom to see that her child might be h...

    I can totally get behind a story where life is just not fair. I get it, there are things that are beyond our control, especially when dealing with other people's actions. But I've got a TON of complaints about how the writer had the mother handle this situation and how it all resolved ...

  • Amelia
    Sep 20, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

  • Emily Montjoy
    Jan 19, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

    Lauren Magaziner?s, Wizardmatch, was able to tackle some pretty relevant issues, against the fun backdrop of a magical competition. Lennie raises questions about sexism, ageism, racism and more all while trying to prove she should be the next Prime Wizard. I?m glad the author al...

    Lennie was great and her enthusiasm for justice and getting a chance was funny and endearing, and the various special powers were well used and amusing. As an adult, I found the cruelty of the various adults annoying -- was it really so hard for the mom to see that her child might be h...

    I can totally get behind a story where life is just not fair. I get it, there are things that are beyond our control, especially when dealing with other people's actions. But I've got a TON of complaints about how the writer had the mother handle this situation and how it all resolved ...

    Nothing is stronger than family. Lennie tries to find a way to bring her family together during the exciting, but overly-competitive Wizardmatch. How will she be able to bring her extended family back together, and more importantly, how will she make up for the hurt she's caused her ve...

    I loved the exciting twists with Humpherey de Cobblespork at the end, although I was kind of disappointed when the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp selected a new Prime Wizard-Victoria- and that's the end. Although I'm also glad that Magaziner didn't just have Lennie become Prime Wizard, or ...

    Overall, well done. I look forward to checking out this author in the future. The story was well told and brought up some emotions I wasn?t quite expecting. I highly recommend, not just for middle grade readers, but for other readers looking for a good story. ...

    4.5 stars Such an easy and entertaining read! It's a lovely middle grade about family bonds and discovery of what really matters, while crazy comic magic happens throughout the whole story :D I would have loved it as a child! ...

    I did enjoy this one, but I thought it was building up to a bigger ending than it did. I felt like the plot completely fizzled out at the end, and characters who'd been pretty villainous the whole time "magically" (no pun intended) transformed. ...

    4.5 stars ...

    Lennie loves practicing her magic. Her grandfather is the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp and each of his eight children and sixteen grandchildren have a special power that they must practice and hone as they get older. Lennie is ecstatic when she finds out that Poppop is holding Wizardmatc...

    I loved this! The magic of wizards mixed with a fierce competition for power kept me on my toes! The humor mixed with the adventure of Wizardmatch will keep young readers entertained! ...

  • T. Kathleen
    Jun 21, 2017

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

  • Mandy Webb
    Feb 14, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

  • Meg
    Jun 08, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

    Lauren Magaziner?s, Wizardmatch, was able to tackle some pretty relevant issues, against the fun backdrop of a magical competition. Lennie raises questions about sexism, ageism, racism and more all while trying to prove she should be the next Prime Wizard. I?m glad the author al...

    Lennie was great and her enthusiasm for justice and getting a chance was funny and endearing, and the various special powers were well used and amusing. As an adult, I found the cruelty of the various adults annoying -- was it really so hard for the mom to see that her child might be h...

    I can totally get behind a story where life is just not fair. I get it, there are things that are beyond our control, especially when dealing with other people's actions. But I've got a TON of complaints about how the writer had the mother handle this situation and how it all resolved ...

    Nothing is stronger than family. Lennie tries to find a way to bring her family together during the exciting, but overly-competitive Wizardmatch. How will she be able to bring her extended family back together, and more importantly, how will she make up for the hurt she's caused her ve...

    I loved the exciting twists with Humpherey de Cobblespork at the end, although I was kind of disappointed when the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp selected a new Prime Wizard-Victoria- and that's the end. Although I'm also glad that Magaziner didn't just have Lennie become Prime Wizard, or ...

    Overall, well done. I look forward to checking out this author in the future. The story was well told and brought up some emotions I wasn?t quite expecting. I highly recommend, not just for middle grade readers, but for other readers looking for a good story. ...

    4.5 stars Such an easy and entertaining read! It's a lovely middle grade about family bonds and discovery of what really matters, while crazy comic magic happens throughout the whole story :D I would have loved it as a child! ...

    I did enjoy this one, but I thought it was building up to a bigger ending than it did. I felt like the plot completely fizzled out at the end, and characters who'd been pretty villainous the whole time "magically" (no pun intended) transformed. ...

    4.5 stars ...

    Lennie loves practicing her magic. Her grandfather is the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp and each of his eight children and sixteen grandchildren have a special power that they must practice and hone as they get older. Lennie is ecstatic when she finds out that Poppop is holding Wizardmatc...

    I loved this! The magic of wizards mixed with a fierce competition for power kept me on my toes! The humor mixed with the adventure of Wizardmatch will keep young readers entertained! ...

    This book is funny,interesting, and it?s very exciting!!!!!! I recommend this to Harry Potter lovers and kids who love fantasy I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! ...

    3.5 ...

  • Hal Schrieve
    Apr 27, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

  • Michela
    Jun 05, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

  • GeneBWell
    Feb 22, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

  • Amani
    May 07, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

    Lauren Magaziner?s, Wizardmatch, was able to tackle some pretty relevant issues, against the fun backdrop of a magical competition. Lennie raises questions about sexism, ageism, racism and more all while trying to prove she should be the next Prime Wizard. I?m glad the author al...

    Lennie was great and her enthusiasm for justice and getting a chance was funny and endearing, and the various special powers were well used and amusing. As an adult, I found the cruelty of the various adults annoying -- was it really so hard for the mom to see that her child might be h...

    I can totally get behind a story where life is just not fair. I get it, there are things that are beyond our control, especially when dealing with other people's actions. But I've got a TON of complaints about how the writer had the mother handle this situation and how it all resolved ...

    Nothing is stronger than family. Lennie tries to find a way to bring her family together during the exciting, but overly-competitive Wizardmatch. How will she be able to bring her extended family back together, and more importantly, how will she make up for the hurt she's caused her ve...

    I loved the exciting twists with Humpherey de Cobblespork at the end, although I was kind of disappointed when the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp selected a new Prime Wizard-Victoria- and that's the end. Although I'm also glad that Magaziner didn't just have Lennie become Prime Wizard, or ...

  • Summer Watts
    May 19, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...

    I liked this book better than I thought I would, but it's still not at the top of my list. I picked it up knowing it wasn't going to be my thing - I'm not a huge fan of the overly ridiculous, and that's exactly what the magic that Magaziner created is. From the randomly themed room...

    reading the book Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner, I have come to the conclusion that I have deeply enjoyed this book. After reading it, unexpected scenes kept me on the edge of my seat. The actions, the settings, the characters, all put together a strong interesting story. I did en...

    A wonderful fantasy middle grade novel about a girl whose family has magical powers. Lennie and her brother Michael are summoned to her grandfather?s castle, along with their mother, to showcase their own magic compared to that of their cousins in order to determine who takes over as...

    I received an ARC of this from a Twitter giveaway. This isn't just a good book, it's an important book. It lulls you in with a silly and whimsical world and absolutely gleeful voice, and then WHAM! Right in the feels! I actually just sat for half an hour after finishing this book...

    Lauren Magaziner?s, Wizardmatch, was able to tackle some pretty relevant issues, against the fun backdrop of a magical competition. Lennie raises questions about sexism, ageism, racism and more all while trying to prove she should be the next Prime Wizard. I?m glad the author al...

    Lennie was great and her enthusiasm for justice and getting a chance was funny and endearing, and the various special powers were well used and amusing. As an adult, I found the cruelty of the various adults annoying -- was it really so hard for the mom to see that her child might be h...

    I can totally get behind a story where life is just not fair. I get it, there are things that are beyond our control, especially when dealing with other people's actions. But I've got a TON of complaints about how the writer had the mother handle this situation and how it all resolved ...

    Nothing is stronger than family. Lennie tries to find a way to bring her family together during the exciting, but overly-competitive Wizardmatch. How will she be able to bring her extended family back together, and more importantly, how will she make up for the hurt she's caused her ve...

    I loved the exciting twists with Humpherey de Cobblespork at the end, although I was kind of disappointed when the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp selected a new Prime Wizard-Victoria- and that's the end. Although I'm also glad that Magaziner didn't just have Lennie become Prime Wizard, or ...

    Overall, well done. I look forward to checking out this author in the future. The story was well told and brought up some emotions I wasn?t quite expecting. I highly recommend, not just for middle grade readers, but for other readers looking for a good story. ...

    4.5 stars Such an easy and entertaining read! It's a lovely middle grade about family bonds and discovery of what really matters, while crazy comic magic happens throughout the whole story :D I would have loved it as a child! ...

    I did enjoy this one, but I thought it was building up to a bigger ending than it did. I felt like the plot completely fizzled out at the end, and characters who'd been pretty villainous the whole time "magically" (no pun intended) transformed. ...

    4.5 stars ...

    Lennie loves practicing her magic. Her grandfather is the Prime Wizard de Pomporromp and each of his eight children and sixteen grandchildren have a special power that they must practice and hone as they get older. Lennie is ecstatic when she finds out that Poppop is holding Wizardmatc...

    I loved this! The magic of wizards mixed with a fierce competition for power kept me on my toes! The humor mixed with the adventure of Wizardmatch will keep young readers entertained! ...

    This book is funny,interesting, and it?s very exciting!!!!!! I recommend this to Harry Potter lovers and kids who love fantasy I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! ...

  • Elizabeth Tharp
    Jun 25, 2018

    This was one of the better light hearted magic stories I?ve read and really really funny. I especially liked the strong, determined and very stubborn main character, 11year old Lennie. The author lets her truly feel all of her emotions and hold onto her totally justified anger at cer...

    My second book of 2018 was so good that I read into the wee hours of January 3rd, unable to put it down. Wizardmatch is a fantasy about 12-year-old Lennie, whose family - along with those of her cousins - is summoned back by their grandfather, Mortimer de Pomporromp, to compete for...

    Lauren Magaziner writes books that kids want to read. This one is no exception. It's full of trials and tribulations that are familiar to middle grade readers - sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, family acceptance, and difficulty coming to terms when what you want most you can't h...

    My goodness, I just love Lauren Magaziner's books! Every single time I open one, I KNOW that I'm in for humor, adventure, and characters to root for! WIZARDMATCH is a MG fantasy full of world-building, unique characters, an AMAZING SETTING, and truth. Sequel? ...

    I received an ARC of this book in October 2017. It is a fun read with a lovely message about standing up yourself and the importance of family. It even has some Harry Potter similarities that fantasy fans will love. ...

    I was just going to let this book go with just a rating and no review but I realized I couldn't. If this was a YA then sure, it falls into the same trap that many of them do so whatever. But this is middle-grade. Middle grade that tackled a variety of important topics(especially...

    1.5 stars, with bonus points for the half-Filipino MC and the talking cat. I feel like this book was going for a cute fantasy with dashes of silliness for flavor and threads of serious topics like putting family first and combatting prejudice within your own family to tie it togethe...

    I love this book! Such a fun, empowering middle grade. ...

    One of my favorite books as a seven year old child was Eva Ibbotson?s thrilling novel of frightful, funny, bumbling, disgusting witchy competition, ?Which Witch??. In that novel, a powerful dark wizard has to choose a wife in order to produce an heir and sets up a competition of ...

    My name is Lennie, and I couldn?t believe my mom chose Michael to compete against our cousins in the Wizardmatch! Poppop told her to pick him, but she should have stood up for me! It's so unfair! I deserve to be the next Prime Wizard, and I need to do something big. I found Uncle Hum...

    HI yes, excuse me while I try to arrange my chocolate pudding and regurgitated bird emotions into coherent sentences. Lauren's magic power is that she can wield humor like her own rubber duck topped staff and use it to explore very human and serious topics. There's a beauty in finishin...

    I struggled to read Wizardmatch. The plot wasn?t very original, the political agenda was far too obvious, the adults and the kids were equally immature, and the writing style irritated me. The text relied on exclamation points and all-caps letters in order to portray the characters?...