Secrets, Science, and Magic

The Secret Science of MagicThe unsolvable problem: If Sophia is a genius, why can’t she crack the puzzle of what to do with her life?

Fact: Sophia is smart. As in, certified-child-prodigy, breezing-through-uni-subjects-even-though-she’s-only-in-year-twelve smart. This terrifies her, because geniuses have a tendency to end up as recluses and weirdos – and with her current social ineptness, she’s halfway there already.

Truth: Joshua is good at magic tricks, ignoring most things about year twelve, and not thinking at all about life after high school.

Fact: Sophia can’t even talk to her best friend Elsie about her anxieties, because Elsie is firmly focused on her own future – and on plans that will mean leaving Sophia behind.

Truth: Joshua has had a secret crush on Sophia since forever, but he doesn’t have forever to act on it.

Fact: There are some things no amount of genius can prepare you for … and the messiness of the real world is one of them.

Truth: Timing is everything.

Read More »

When I Was Me – book review

When I Was Me

When I Was Me is a thrilling and addictive novel, written by Hilary Freeman.

When Ella wakes up one Monday morning, she discovers that she has fallen into a life that is not her own. She looks different, her friends are no longer her friends, and her existence has erased from the internet. Even worse, her own history seems to have been rewritten overnight. And yet, nobody else thinks that anything weird has happened. Are her memories tainted from her supposed amnesia? Or is she really a different person? Who is the real Ella?Read More »