It’s a Kind of Magic | Flying Tips for Flightless Birds | A Review

Were you ever that person that wanted to run away and join the circus? You know, had enough of the day-to-day life and just wanted to do something fun.

Well what better way to dream then to read a book about the circus?


Twins Finch and Birdie Franconi are stars of the flying trapeze. But when Birdie suffers a terrifying accident, Finch must team up with the geeky new kid, Hector Hazzard, to form an all-boys double act and save the family circus school. Together they learn to walk the high-wire of teen life and juggle the demands of friends, family, first love and facing up to who they are – all served up with a dash of circus-showbiz magic.

The Franconi twins are well-known for their trapeze act and after hearing that the circus and circus school may close down, their determined to stop that with a show.

Though things go a little pear shaped with Birdie becomes ‘out of action’ and everything slows to a standstill.

Insert Hector, the new kid, who instantly takes a liking to Finch and his sister, and eventually to the life of a circus kid – become the circus clown.

I really enjoyed Birdies blog posts throughout the books, adding a bit of background or tips to newbie circus goers. The blog posts were generally commented on by Finch in the story, so these are included well in the story.

Although they’ll be moments in the book where you might despair with the characters, the book is filled with laughter and light-hearted fun. And if you love happy endings, then you’ll really love this one!

SPOILER – Birdie is okay!!

A fun read for early to mid-teens or just for those that love a light-hearted read about the circus.

As always, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read the book and what you thought of it. And if you haven’t, will you be adding it to your TBR?


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