Luckett, Dave. The Girl, the Dragon, and the Wild Magic. New York: Scholastic, 2000.
Rhianna has a logical nature. She would make a great mathematician or cook. The problem is Rhianna’s not studying math or cooking. She’s studying magic. Magic is imprecise. Magic doesn’t have rules. She tells her mother, “Mother…I tried. I studied, I really did. But it all gets mixed-up, somehow. It all comes out wrong. I get confused. There are no rules…nothing ever makes sense” (15). Rhianna is about to be expelled from magic school because she’s a dunce when she learns something very important about her self. She’s a Wild Talent. Her magic is very powerful and hard to control. It also drains all the other magic around it. To find out how Rhianna copes with her Wild magic, read The Girl, the Dragon, and the Wild Magic by Dave Luckett.