The story begins in Deadwood, South Dakota, where Ryder is staying at the home of her Grandma, or “Granny,” who plays an important role in Ryder's life since Ryder's mom has passed away. Ryder and her father live in Los Angeles, California, where he is a TV show creator of Super-Rory-Us. When Ryder goes home, her dad is very happy to see her, but she's unsure about his girlfriend, Bernice, and her 3 daughters, who Ryder calls “The Three Happys." One night she turns on the TV and watches Super-Rory-Us. Suddenly, shazam! Rory jumps out of the TV! How could this happen and what could Rory need from Ryder?
More than Magic was a fun book that made me giggle throughout with its vivid descriptions and situations. Kathryn Lasky did a great job creating word pictures in great detail! I also liked how she included funny bits during the more serious parts of the book. I didn't enjoy how Rory, at one point, included a bathroom discussion with her family in gross detail. That could have been left out, as it was not necessary to the story. Overall, this book was wonderfully written and woven together with wit, friendship, and laughter. I am 10 years old and would recommend this book to anyone around my age!