Project Description


Some Kind of Magic

A Neighborhood Novel

by Adrian Fogelin

The lives of four best friends are changed by some unexpected magic the summer before they start high school.

It’s the last summer before Cass, Jemmie, Ben, and Justin hit high school. Friends for years, they all know that everything will be different for them once school starts, and each of them have different feelings about the future. Then Ben’s kid brother Cody discovers an old fedora, left behind by a mysterious missing uncle, at the back of a closet. When Cody puts the hat on, it becomes “magic” to him.

Ben and his friends are too old to believe in mystical hatsuntil the magic begins to work and Cody leads the gang to an abandoned building in the woods. Little do they suspect that this old property with a tragic past might just change them all forever. Can a little hat magic, the discovery of a secret summer hideout, and an encounter with real danger help them all deal with what may be their “last summer” together?

Award-winning author Adrian Fogelin once again offers readers an emotionally charged and suspenseful story, featuring a sympathetic group of adolescents trying to make sense of the mysterious world around them.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-820-2
Publication Date: 4/1/2015
Page Count: 232
Size: 6 ̎ x 8-1/2 ̎
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English
Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-56145-899-8
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English

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AR Level: 3.9
F&P: W, Gr 6, Genre RF
Lexile: 590L
Themes: Change, Community, Friendship
BISAC 1: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship
BISAC 2: JUV039020 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues/ Adolescence
BISAC 3: JUV030060 JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General


“A fine, complex tale of family, friends and magic.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“A terrifically entertaining novel for young readers by an impressively talented writer, Adrian Fogelin’s ‘Some Kind of Magic’ will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to school and community library fiction collections for young readers grades 4 to 7.” ―Midwest Book Review


Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff Award ―Parents’ Choice Foundation, 2015

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Meet the Author

Adrian Fogelin is the author of several novels for middle readers and young adults, including Crossing Jordan and The Real Question. She lives in Florida. You can visit her website here.