Maggie Malone and the Mostly Magical Boots

If you could be anyone—who would you choose?

Sixth grader Maggie Malone is having her worst birthday ever. She's the new girl at Pinkerton Middle School where she has zero friends. And her favorite gift-giving aunt sent her a pair of boring, brown, hand-me-down boots. (Yeah, those'll make her popular.) Maggie wishes her life could be more like tween pop sensation Becca Starr's.


When Maggie looks around there's no ball gown or handsome prince—just a bright spotlight...and twenty thousand screaming fans. It turns out Maggie's boots are more than a little magical. And now she gets to spend a day in the life of anyone she chooses...

Be careful what you wish for...

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By Toni · ★★★★☆ · April 26, 2014
I read this book to my daughters and we had a fabulous time following along with Maggie’s adventure. My daughters are only 5 and 7 years old, so much of it went over their heads, but I still enjoyed spending time reading it to them. My oldest daughter is really going to love this book in a few ye... ...more
By Suz (Alcoa, TN) · ★★★★☆ · April 13, 2014
My family moved often when I was younger, so I became good at being "the new kid" at school. The worst time was when I had to start at a different school in the middle of the year. Everyone had already made friends and claimed their favorite seats in class and at lunch. I had a nervous stomach ac... ...more
By Ixchel (San Diego, CA) · ★★★★☆ · October 03, 2014
This book was remarkable. Because Maggie thought a pop star got everything she wanted until she was in a pop stars life realizing that a pop stars life is stressful because she is always in a rush. I think Maggie is like me because she wants to know if a pop stars life is bad or good. I would rec... ...more
By The Styling Librarian (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · May 09, 2014
MAGGIE MALONE AND THE MOSTLY MAGICAL BOOTS - received as an advance readers copy through NetGalley!

I picked up this book and was curious to see how the author, Jenna McCarthy, would organize this story and I loved how the story flowed. First off the main character Maggie has to move to a new scho... ...more
By Chrissy (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · July 13, 2014
When eleven year old Maggie Malone is forced to leave her school and her best friend after her father loses his job, she is positive that this will be the absolute worst year of her life so far. She knows NOBODY at her new school, and her first day starts off totally wrong when she encounters the... ...more
By Caryn · ★★★★★ · June 17, 2014
Eleven-year-old Maggie is pretty sure her life can't get worse. Her dad has been laid off, and she has to transfer from her fancy private middle school to the stinky public school -- without her best friend. If only she could be tween pop sensation Becca Starr. Her life is perfect. But then Maggi... ...more
By Karen · ★★★★★ · April 19, 2014
I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Considering I'm 20+ years older than the demographic this book is written for, I really liked it. Maggie and Stella seem like such fun 11 year old with a friendship that every young g... ...more
By Courtney (Little Rock, AR) · ★★★★★ · June 11, 2014
If you could be anyone—who would you choose?

Maggie Malone and the Mostly Magical Boots by Carolyn Evans and Jenna McCarthy let this young character transform into her favorite music star.

I wanted something fun to read, and this book delivered that. Maggie Malone is the kind of girl that many twe... ...more
By Jen (The United States) · ★★★★★ · January 22, 2014
“I have a stinking feeling that my day is going to be about as great as trick-or-treating in the rain. On crutches. With my dentist.”
When Maggie’s aunt sends her an old pair of boots for her twelfth birthday, it’s the icing on the cake of a very bad birthday. Maggie wishes she could go back to he... ...more
By Heather · ★★★★☆ · May 10, 2014