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Weather or Not: 10/16/18
Weather or Not by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins is the fifth of the Upside Down Magic series. The first four books were Nory's arc. She has by now found her place, so it's time to expand on the stories and characters from Ms. Starr's classroom.
With "Weather" in the title, this book is about Willa, the girl who makes it rain inside when she's upset. She is struggling with her grades and she feels friendless at school and a burden at home because of how often she ruins things with her rain.
Now there's an annual town celebration that reminds me a lot of the the founders day event in Cicely, Alaska (Northern Exposure). Bing Day turns out to also have a romantic pair of women behind it too — a nice detail.
For Willa, though, she wants nothing to do with the celebration or the poster she has to do. She's been paired up with Rory. The teacher's hope is that Rory's successes will rub off on Willa. It does eventually but it's a long road there.
I hope future books continue to explore the lives and talents of the other students.