The Secret Science of Magic (Paperback)

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Sometimes a girl's got a lot on her mind and needs her romance to be a slow burn with plenty of room to think things through.


17-year-old Sophia is a math genius, so surely she'll be on easy street after graduation. Except she's just learned child prodigies become either smash hits or total meltdowns after high school. Now with her BFF sending off college applications, Sophia's feeling the pressure to lock down her own future before she's left in the dust. But when mysterious playing cards keep turning up inside her textbooks, she's really thrown.
Joshua is Sophia's classmate: adorkable, charmingly carefree, and an amateur magician. He’s crushed on Sophia for as long as he can remember. With a ton of romantic gestures up his sleeve, Joshua thinks now is the perfect time to tell Sophia how he feels.
Told in a dual narrative, this opposites-attract rom-com offers plenty of snorts as Joshua stumbles again and again to impress the most skeptical audience magic has ever met. But if Joshua truly cares for Sophia, first he'll have to work on his timing and meet her halfway with a scientific feat of magic that will dazzle and bewilder the smartest girl at school.

About the Author

Melissa Keil, born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, studied cinema and anthropology and has spent time as a high school teacher, Middle-Eastern tour guide, waitress, and IT help-desk person. She now works as a children’s book editor, and spends her free time watching YouTube and geek TV. Follow her on Twitter @MissMisch77 and visit her on the web at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781682634011
ISBN-10: 1682634019
Publisher: Peachtree Teen
Publication Date: June 7th, 2022
Pages: 352
Language: English