Bound To Stay Bound

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 Magic in the mix
 Author: Barrows, Annie

 Publisher:  Bloomsbury (2014)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 278 p.,  19 cm.

 BTSB No: 093862 ISBN: 9781619634824
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Twins -- Fiction
 Sisters -- Fiction
 Time travel -- Fiction
 Magic -- Fiction
 United States -- History -- 1861-1865, Civil War -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Life seems to be back to normal for "newly twinned" sisters Miri and Molly until their magical house sends them on a new time-traveling adventure to the Civil War, where they must risk everything to save two unusual soldiers and come to terms with the emotional truth about Molly's past.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 170076
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.50
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 67674

   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/14)
   School Library Journal (06/01/14)

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School Library Journal - 06/01/2014 Gr 3–6—Time travel is tricky. Barrows, though, proves she knows the way around the paradoxes that can stymie science fiction writers. In this companion to The Magic Half (Bloomsbury, 2009), everything happens for a reason and in the right order. Readers will be happy with the Gill family's return, complete with its unique sets of twins, the magic house, and its time portals in this sequel that has double the adventure and four times the excitement. In the first book, Miri Gill accidentally traveled back to 1935 and rescued Molly from an abusive extended family. Now living as Miri's twin—with history (at least in their time line) rewritten—Molly fears that perhaps she wasn't supposed to have this happy life and should go back in time to stop her parents from meeting. With some present-day remodeling going on, though, their house has new portals opening up unexpectedly. The girls do travel back to find Molly's mother in 1918 and, in a fateful move through a different portal, to the 1860s and the Civil War with their older brothers stumbling back, too, as Union soldiers in Confederate territory. The plot is fast paced and thrilling until the very end. Some pieces of unfinished business—and a time-traveling cat—will have fans hoping this isn't the last trip with the Gill family.—Marie Drucker, Malverne Public Library, NY - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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