Stealing Magic: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure
By Marianne Malone
*WARNING: If you have not read the first Sixty-Eight Roomsbooks, then all of this will be very confusing to you. Read Sixty-Eight Roomsfirst, then Stealing Magic!
Hi! I LOVE adventures, don’t you? Ruthie and Jack went on a big one a while ago and another adventure is about to fall in their laps. Ruthie has had a dream about Jack’s bento box. She’s trapped inside it and can’t get out. When Jack comes over the next morning, she tells him that she thinks something’s wrong with the bento box. They decide to check it out.
They go to the Thorne Rooms (where Jack’s bento box is) and look inside it where they hid a note telling anyone else who may happen to come along everything they knew about the magic of how to shrink into the Thorne Rooms. Underneath their note is written in very tiny letters, “If this is not a joke, leave another note.” That made Jack and Ruthie feel very scared because they knew the pencil marks were dark and wobbly. This meant that someone had been trying to write very small, so someone who had not experienced the magic had found out about it.
They decide to take the bento box out of the Thorne Rooms so no one else will find the collection. They return later and sneak it out. However, while Ruthie is taking the bento box out of its room, an adult girl is walking towards the room that Ruthie’s in. Thankfully Jack, still full-sized, distracts her while talking to her about her art. Once Ruthie gets full-sized again, she arranges art lessons with that girl.
After a few art lessons, Ruthie spills everything about the magic to Dora (the art teacher). Later, Jack and Ruthie find some objects from the Thorne Rooms missing!
Who could be stealing these objects? Will the thief get away? Or will Ruthie and Jack stop the thief and save the day? As I always say, read the book to find out!
A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:
“Run and Get Mom” (how I describe the scariness factor – zero being not scary at all and five being majorly scary): 2
“Yucky-Lovey Stuff” (how I describe the romance factor – zero having no yucky-lovey parts in it and five having major yucky-lovey parts):0
I give this book 5 wands.
I loved this book! It showed you how to trust and confide in your friends and family before making a major decision.