• Just Add Magic

  • Just Add Magic Series, Book 1
  • By: Cindy Callaghan
  • Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Just Add Magic

By: Cindy Callaghan
Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
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Take three friends. Add an old cookbook. Combine with cute boys and a pinch of magic...and see what kind of chaos ensues!

When Kelly Quinn and her two BFFs discover a dusty old cookbook while cleaning out the attic, the girls decide to try a few of the mysterious and supposedly magical recipes that are inside. To their surprise, the Keep 'Em Quiet Cobbler actually silences Kelly's pesky little brother and the Hexberry Tart puts a curse on mean girl Charlotte. 

Is it possible that the recipes really are magic? Who wrote them and where did they come from? And most importantly of all, when boys get involved, what kind of trouble are the girls stirring up for themselves?

©2010 Cindy Callaghan (P)2020 Tantor

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amazing

I love this book it is so good I Finnish it under two whole days

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  • 12-15-20

Perfect!!👌🏻

It was the best!! It was so nice and adventurous. I loved it all!!!!!! So fun.

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Sucked

I hated it so much it was stupid and terrible o yay don’t read it

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  • 12-10-20

Great story for kids

I liked this book very much. The storyline is very well written. Definitely good for any age.

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A fun story with a pinch of magic

Kelly finds an old cookbook that may or may not have some magical recipes and recruits her two BFFs to try out some of the recipes in it to see if they actually work. How do they find out? By trying a few out, of course. After one recipe does manage to cause Kelly's loudmouth younger brother to go silent and another seems to cause a rival student to get blisters on her feet. But is it really the recipes? And if so, what kind of problems can they solve with these recipes? What kind of problems will they cause? And what will happen when boys become involved?

This was a really cute book and a great debut middle grades novel. One of the things that I like about the story is that whether or not the recipes actually work is a mystery. Are the effects coincidence or actual hexes? The question keeps coming up throughout the book, and I liked that.

I also really liked the friendship that Darbie, Kelly, and Hannah have. As the story progresses, they experience some growing pains in their relationship, which adds an extra element to the story. I also liked the character of Charlotte. As annoying as she was, she served as a great foil for the trio of friends.

Listening to the audiobook, which was narrated by Jesse Vilinsky, was also a lot of fun. Though there were a few times when I thought the narrator went a little over the top with the ... expressiveness ... of the dialogue, I enjoyed it very much.

After reading this book, I look forward to reading more novels by Callaghan. And, having learned that this book inspired a television show from some of the other reviews, I think I'll have to check out the show as well.

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I loved it so much it so much it was amazing 👍❤

Amazing & funny i loved it so much & awesome ! Amazing & funny ! I loved it so much !!!!
hubba bubba (amazing!). : ). ;

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I love it

I love it and I reread over and over and over it is amazing👍 5 star