My family moved often when I was younger, so I became good at being "the new kid" at school. The worst time was when I had to start at a different school in the middle of the year. Everyone had already made friends and claimed their favorite seats in class and at lunch. I had a nervous stomach ache for the first few weeks until I made some friends and learned the way things worked at the new school.
Because of my experiences, I understand what Maggie Malone is going through as she has to leave the private school she has always attended and transfer to a public school after sixth grade has already begun. She has to leave her BFF Stella and attend "Stinkerton" (the local nickname for Pinkerton Middle School). Her very first day is one disaster after another - she's late for her first class, her lunch gets stepped on, she gets knocked out by a falling history book... It's not a promising start. When she finally makes it home, her aunt has sent her a birthday gift, a pair of boots. As the title shows, they are Mostly Magical Boots and Maggie has an incredible adventure when she tries them on.
I don't want to spoil the surprise and tell you about her adventure, but it will have you smiling and laughing as you follow along. There are plenty of other stories that could be told about Maggie and the MMBs, so try this one and then keep an eye out for more books about Miss Malone and her footwear.
I was provided with an advance copy by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.