I had the pleasure of interviewing Kathy for the Apocalypsies website this week, so I thought I'd point you that way and say a bit more about the book as well.
My heart went out to Delaney. It's tough dealing with the death of your mother, a big move, and a new school. And then on top of all that to discover a life-changing secret? The girl definitely had reason to be standoffish at the outset. But as the story progresses, and Delaney gets to know her father and her new classmates better, we start to see more of the sweet, gooey center hidden under her tart exterior (she's like a SweeTart!)
DON'T EXPECT MAGIC is primarily a character study, so don't expect magic to play a huge part when you read this (see - the title even warns you!). But if you enjoy stories of transformation and inner growth as well as a good father/daughter relationship, you'll find this very satisfying read.
DON'T EXPECT MAGIC came out his week. Find out more about it at the author's website.