Wow. Just wow.
Julian is special, but in so many ways that you don’t really even want to label them individually, because it might just make the greatness of who he is a little less. His older sister Pookie is an angry teenage drama queen. His moms have issues of their own. And then there’s Mr. X, a neighbor who’s lost his wife and turns out to be special and mysterious in his own ways.
Julian is in the middle of all of them and on the outside all at once. He loves science, space, and astronomers. He wants to get a dog and name it Sirius after the Dog Star. He wants to help his sister, his moms, and Mr. X, but he goes about it in ways that might be unexpected, funny, or slightly dangerous.
There’s a lot to like about this book—Julian’s funny and somewhat combative conversations with Mr. X, his “Facts and Random Thoughts,” also known as FARTS, Pookie’s fascination with Matt Damon and her biological father, the whole crazy family they are…
The Incredible Magic of Being by Katherine Erskine