Pure Dead Magic by Debi Gliori is a wacky juvenile fantasy adventure.
and Pandora Strega-Borgia have problems. Their father has left the
family, their mother is preoccupied with her witchcraft classes, and
they have a no-nonsense new nanny. When they manage to accidentally
shrink their baby sister and zap her into cyberspace, can they find a
way to get her back? And has their father really left them, or did
something much more sinister happen?
It's hard to summarize the
plot of this book, because it's so wacky and interconnected. I can see
kids really liking this series, as there's lots of action and gross
humor. It's not one of those children's books that I'd recommend to
other adults -- there's little character development, and the plot leaps
around a bit in ways that don't always make logical sense. I won't be
continuing with the series, but I'm glad to have read it so now I know
what it's about.
(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)