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The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors
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This book gets mega points for originality and inclusiveness! Our heroine's magical power is making chocolate (seriously, what could be better than that?), but that's not the only thing that stands out about her: she's also physically disabled and has been from birth. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a YA book with a disabled protagonist, so thumbs up for Selfors!

There's even a gay character. Yes, it deserves mentioning, although the character is extremely minor in terms of plot. It's wonderful. Inclusivity for the win!

The writing itself is somewhat simplistic - the characters aren't very complicated and Selfors is a little high-handed with the moral lessons - but pretty, and it moves along at a nice pace. And the previously mentioned original magic and inlusiveness up this book from three stars to four.
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Reading Progress

February 21, 2012 – Shelved
August 22, 2012 – Started Reading
August 22, 2012 –
16.0%
August 22, 2012 –
30.0%
August 23, 2012 – Shelved as: adventure
August 23, 2012 – Shelved as: historical
August 23, 2012 – Shelved as: strong-women
August 23, 2012 – Shelved as: ya
August 23, 2012 – Shelved as: secondary-world-fantasy
August 23, 2012 – Finished Reading
October 19, 2012 – Shelved as: original-superpowers-or-magic
November 28, 2012 – Shelved as: lgbtqai-inclusive

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