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A young boy named Jinx encounters magic and danger as he grows up in the deep, dark forest known as the Urwald and discovers that the world beyond-- and within-- the Urwald is more complex than he could imagine.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062129901
Branch Call Number: J SF Blackwood S
Characteristics: 360 p. ; 22 cm


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Jinx is abandoned in the forest that he has always been taught to fear. Luckily a wizard named Simon whom he may or may not be able to trust rescues him. But then he loses the ability to see other people's feelings in colored clouds above their heads and he feels like a part of his soul is miss... Read More »

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Oct 15, 2018

I was so surprised that I actually liked this. I was afraid to read it because it has such an awful cover, honestly, the only real reason that I picked it up is because it's famous and stuff.

I actually really very much liked this book, which is a bit of a surprise, at least it was to me. I never would have dreamed I'd like this kind of novel, because usually I enjoy funny books and find serious books like this a bit too intense for me, but surprisingly I managed to read the entire thing in a single sitting, the length of which was approximately four hours, which is not that long really.

There were a couple of things that I disliked, that is, besides the cover. For instance, I thought it was rather silly the way she mixed in little red riding hood, as in, it wasn't very well done.

The blurb is a bit decieving, it says that Jinx wandered off the path and found the wizard, but is worried about his trustfulness etc. Which isn't really what happened, in the book his stepfather drags him off of the path and then the wizard rescues him from trolls. Which was very disconcerting, I thought.

krtupper Jul 23, 2017

Jinx (and the series as a whole) is brilliant! It's such an interesting and unique concept, with well-rounded and realistic characters that you can't help but love, and a world that draws you right in.
I first read this book while still in elementary school, and I loved it - the rest of the series hadn't come out yet, and I didn't realize that there would be more books. Several years later I rediscovered it and read it again, and I loved it just as much - if not more - the second time! I was delighted to find that there was a second, and third, book. Overall, an awesome read!

Aug 01, 2016

This book was good. I like how we got to see Jinx face problems and overcome them. Overall, this book was noteworthy.

Feb 26, 2016

i like that jinx went to the bone masters house this book is awesome u got 2 read it

Sep 30, 2015

When I was grade 6, my teacher read this to our classroom. It was very nice book. I finished reading Jinx's Magic and Jinx's Fire too. Make sure you read this book it is very nice book, I promise :) .

Jul 02, 2015

This book is awesome!

Jun 03, 2015

This had me tied to every page! It was heart breaking when his powers were taken away!

Dec 15, 2014

It brings you into a new magical world!!! You have to read it!

Nov 09, 2014

I love this book, my teacher is reading this book to my class ! This is so awesome book! You really need to read it !!!

Aug 18, 2014

What a great fantasy book.
I don't usually like fantasy, but I LOVED this book!

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Nov 09, 2014

o3o__lini thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

Jul 02, 2014

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Jul 02, 2014

Nearly abandoned in a forest by his stepfather, young orphan Jinx lands, instead, in the home of a wizard, Simon. There Jinx, who has always had an ability to see others’ feelings in colors and symbols, develops the ability to communicate with the forest’s trees. But after Simon performs a spell, Jinx loses his capacity as an emotional seer. Setting out into the forest to look for a counterspell, Jinx joins company with a girl and a boy, both of whom are suffering under their own curses.


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