The Time of Green Magic by Hilary McKay

The Time of Green Magic

Hilary McKay

240 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction fantasy magical realism middle grade adventurous lighthearted slow-paced


Five starred reviews "An instant classic." --The New York Times Book Review "Possibly the finest writer of our time." --Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity From award-winning author Hilary McKay comes a beautiful...

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Community Reviews Summary of 238 reviews


adventurous 67%
mysterious 53%
lighthearted 46%
hopeful 42%
emotional 35%
funny 21%
inspiring 17%
reflective 14%
relaxing 7%
sad 7%
dark 3%
tense 3%


medium 62%
slow 31%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Character: 41% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 65% | No: 34%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 40% | No: 37% | It's complicated: 22%

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