Today, I read a FABULOUS book!
True Love and Magic Tricks was wonderful! I loved how quirky Kaylee was, and I loved how bashful Nate was.
Honestly, if they were real and Kaylee tried to become friends with me I might be a bit freaked out at first. I’m an introvert, and sometimes outgoing, extremely friendly people can be a little overwhelming or make me a bit nervous. I felt really bad for her that she had so many acquaintances, but no real friends. In a way, I feel like I can relate to Kaylee. When I’m at college I am surrounded by a lot of friendly acquaintances, but most of my friends are elsewhere, so sometimes it’s easy to feel pretty alone. I absolutely loved Nate. I loved that he was anxious and nerdy and was able to be his own person even if he frequently felt nervous being himself around Kaylee. I suddenly have the desire to find a sweet magician that wear suspenders, bow ties, and a fedora. In all honesty, Nate reminded me of Matt Flamhaff from Thirteen Going on Thirty!
Okay, I was going to post a gif here, but I can’t choose just one, so I’ll post a BuzzFeed article about Matt Flamhaff instead!
I know that this was supposed to be a prequel novella to the series, but I need more! I was suspicious about who Kaylee’s secret admirer was, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out who it was. There are so many things I loved about this book. I suddenly want to get trapped in a zig zag box, but my desire to have a pet rodent has decreased exponentially. I also loved getting introduced to Ryan and Lexie! I liked seeing how Kaylee was able to become friends with them.
I think my favorite part of this book was either their first date or their first kiss. When I read their first kiss, I just couldn’t help but sigh. Why can’t things like that happen in real life?! Why can’t guys like that exist in real life?! When I say first date, I mean first date. I mean nipple shirt date. I was so horrified throughout that date. I was yelling at my Nook in horror and just wanted to smack Nate upside the head.
My feelings when Nate asks his brother for help:
How I felt when Nate started acting how his brother told him to:
And then when they get to the restaurant:
And I only felt that way because he was acting like a typical male, not his normal self.
I imagine that this is how Nate felt throughout the date:
Lesson learned: Always be yourself. To any guy that may or may not be reading this: Girls like it best when you act like yourself, not the macho jerk your friends or society expect you to be. If you’re a sensitive nerd, be a sensitive nerd. If you’re an adorkable magician, be an adorkable magician. If you actually are a macho dude, be a macho dude, just try not to be a jerk.
I really loved how this story turned out, and I sincerely hope that you read it! The last time I checked, it was free on Smashwords and Amazon, so go check it out!