A Sudden Outbreak of Magic : Contagious Magic

  • by Michael Jasper
  • Narrated by Alyson Grauer
  • Series: Contagious Magic
  • 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Sudden Outbreak of Magic stars Kelley and Jeroan Strickland, twin teenagers whose family just moved to Dubuque, Iowa. One cold morning in November, Kelley gets "infected" by magic after reading aloud from a small leather bound book she finds. She also blows up the family home in the process. Soon Kelley and Jeroan must face up to a power-hungry, centuries-old Sorcerer who wants to rid the world of what he calls "renegade" magic-users. Only Kelley's new way of using magic will save their new city and their magically infected friends, though she may lose her brother in the process. A Sudden Outbreak of Magic is a novel about ancient power, growing up, and finding your place within those two very different realms.

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A Different Take on Magic

This book was different from the other magic books out there. The kids were the ones with the magic and they treated it as if it were an everyday skill like knowing how to multiply. I thought the narrator was good but there were a lot of background noises and mistakes. I am sure they will be corrected with the next edition of this story. I thought Michael was strange in his insistence that they just join them. This was a now urban story even though it started over 100 + years before. Some reviewers are concerned about the race issue. They obviously don't listen to teens talk these days and in fact so many adults can't get past that issue. The story was written with the idea in mind that they were talking as teens do today in my opinion. I liked parts of it and some parts I didn't. But that is true in so many books now. I got this book via audiobook boom.
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Plucky Teen Magic

Would you consider the audio edition of A Sudden Outbreak of Magic to be better than the print version?

I prefer auidio versions these days


What was one of the most memorable moments of A Sudden Outbreak of Magic?

When Kelley thought she'd lost her brother. She still knew she had to save the city.


What does Alyson Grauer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

All the character voices came alive through her.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Kelley reached out to help Miss Hayes, showing her she could be strong.


Any additional comments?

I would love to hear Alyson Grauer again.

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- Sally

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-29-2012
  • Publisher: Michael Jasper