Welcome to my tour stop for Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand by R.S. Mellette. This is an upper middle grade, lower young adult sci-fi adventure novel that's perfect for the whole family. This tour runs Feb. 9-20th with reviews and interviews. Check out the tour page for more information.
About the Book...
Twelve-year-old Billy and his best friend Suzy Quinofski didn't mean to change the universe. Billy, a quantum physics prodigy, just wanted to find a way to help his hoarding, schizophrenic mother – and maybe impress a coven of older girls in high school. Suzy, his intellectual equal, wanted to help her friend and cling to her last remnant of childhood, a belief in magic. Together they made Billy a real, working, magic wand, and opened a door to the Quantum World where thoughts create reality, and all things – good and bad – are possible.
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My Thoughts... 4.5 Stars
My inner geek smiled a lot while reading this book. Theories and ideas I had never heard of flew over my head... but at every mention, I grinned. I LOVE a book that tackles tough subjects, embellishes them and embraces it. These characters aren't afraid of challenges, facing a bunch both personally and scientifically.
Besides the great story, another interesting thing that stuck out about the story was the way that it was written. It reminded me of a prime-time crime tv show. The first part of the story focuses on Suzy being interrogated by the police in the disappearance of Billy Bobble. Told in flashback moments and transcript details, the unveiling of the magic wand and what happens is something I've never seen before in a middle grade book... and worked surprisingly well. By the end of the first few chapters, I was hooked, and I know you will be too!!!
One of my favorite lines from the book, said by Suzy sums this story up best for me... "Everyone needs a little magic in their life." And this book delivers it with both magic and science.
Meet the Author - R.S. Mellette
His novel, Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand, released in December 2014 from Elephant’s Bookshelf Press. For novelists, Mellette blogs for From The Write Angle. For filmmakers, he writes for Dances With Films.
Also find him on Amazon, Goodreads, Twitter and Facebook.