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Mack Street knows he has magic powers, but he doesn't know why or who he really is. He was found in a park by a couple of skateboarders and brought to a nurse in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles.
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The nurse, Ura Lee Smitcher, and one of the skateboarders, Cecil “Ceese” Tucker, between them raise Mack. Mack spends a lot of his time hanging around the neighborhood, having meals with other families and often spending long periods away from home. He sees the deepest wishes of his neighbors in dreams.
When Mack turns 13, he discovers a “skinny house” that only he can find. It appears between two adjacent houses, and only Mack can see it. The back yard opens onto a fairyland that appears to be superimposed on Los Angeles.
The characters inhabiting this fairyland are drawn from Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Mack meets Puck, the sly worker of magical practical jokes, and Titania, the queen of the fairies. He becomes involved in a final battle between good and evil and learns who he really is, where his magic powers come from, and why he has been granted them.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Forests Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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