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Synopsis: Does magic exist? Charlie Watson thinks it does and he wants to tell you all about it. Before he was famous, Charlie Watson decided to write a book to share with the world everything he knew about magic. This is that book. You will discover why Charlie always wears a top hat, why his house is full of rabbits, how magic wands are made, how the universe began, and much, much more. Plus, for the first time, Charlie tells of the strange events that led him from England to the Arctic, to perform the extraordinary feat that made him famous, and he finally reveals whether that extraordinary feat was magic or whether it was just a trick. (Amazon)
Publication Date: March 5, 2020
Genre: Fantasy / Contemporary
Rating: 3 stars
***BEWARE POSSIBLE SPOILERS***
The message of Magic is a simple but a powerful one: Life is worth living.
This is certainly a strange story, and it took me a second to find my footing once I began reading it, but it endears itself to you through the lead. Charlie Watson, in his early twenties, still retains the kindness and empathy that he had as a child. He starts the novel with the strong belief that magic is real, and despite the fact that his belief falters at times—as well as the fact that he is bullied plenty for it—in the end, he strives to not only keep living his life in the abundance of magic that he knows exists, but tries to open the eyes of others so that they can see the same thing that he does. He has an unfailing spirit that is nothing if not admirable.
Magic are incredibly whimsical to the point of disbelief a lot of times, but you can't help becoming lost in the storytelling. And through Charlie, your eyes are opened slightly more to the world around you and the fact that no matter how mundane it appears to be, the mere fact that you get to exist every day is special.