I love a good story with an intricate plot. If it has a good plot twist, so much the better. And if the plot twist is so sublime that I don’t notice it until well into the story, that’s when it’s the best.
That was the case with the plot in Some Small Magic, by Billy Coffey. I wasn’t sure about it when I picked up the book initially, having never heard of the author before. But about halfway through the book, or just before that, I started to get a bit of a feeling that he was going somewhere completely unexpected with this story. And I was not surprised. He did exactly that. And I didn’t even see it coming.
Some Small Magic is a story of a kid named Abel. He and his mom are making it, but just barely. His body is broken by a debilitating condition; just what it is, we are never really told. And he’d like to know more about his father. All of these factors combine to pull Abel and his mother to an Appalachian mountain revival meeting where something strange happens.
Based on what he learns at that revival meeting, Abel decided to jump a train and find his father. With a friend the town considers dumb, who actually has more wisdom than most, and a young girl they meet along the way. Abel begins his quest to seek the truth he’s looking for. And he finds a whole lot more than he ever expected.
Some Small Magic was an exceptional story, built around an incredible truth: There is more to this world than meets the eye. As Abel finds out, there is a spiritual world that hovers just beyond our ability to perceive, and we hardly ever notice it.
Really, Some Small Magic is a book about faith. It’s the faith of a young boy, trying to find his place in a world that doesn’t want him. It’s the faith of a dumb man, who sees beyond the veil better than most. It’s the faith of a mother, trying her best to make ends meet when there’s too much in the middle. And it’s the faith of you and me, seeking to understand our own existence just a little better.
Some Small Magic is a fictional novel. But there is a real truth hidden in these pages, and it’s there for any with the eyes to see it.
I highly recommend that you read Some Small Magic, by Billy Coffey. Enjoy it; but allow it to open your eyes to a real and vivid truth that hovers all around us.
Ratings & Details For Some Small Magic:
- Genre/Style: Fiction
- Story/Plot: 10 of 10 stars
- Spiritual Content: 9 of 10 stars
- Readability/Flow: 10 of 10 stars
- Cover: 10 of 10 stars
- Overall Rating: 10 of 10 stars
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I received this book free from Harper Collins Christian Publishing as part of their BookLook Bloggers review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.