• Sunayna Prasad

Alyssa and All the Characters are Actually Much Older Than You Think

Updated: Aug 6

If you read the books, you discover that Alyssa is 12 when she first appears in "The Frights of Fiji" and 13 when she's last appeared in "A Curse of Mayhem" (formerly "The Unruly Curse"). But if you read carefully, you discover that both books are set in the year, 2010 (Book 1 in the spring and Book 2 in the fall).

While it may sound strange, the first installment was originally published in 2013. So, the time setting was only 3 years behind.

But a over a decade has passed. Therefore, all the characters in the "Magical Missions" series would be at least 10 - 11 years older today (the early 2020's). That means Alyssa and the other child characters would be young adults. Wow, time flies. I still remember what I was doing in 2010. I was 16 years old and in high school. That means Alyssa would only be a few years younger than me. I was born November 1993 and she was born April 1997.

Here are the characters, both children and adults, and how old they would be ten years from the stories' events.

Alyssa McCarthy:

12 - 13 in 2010

22 - 23 in 2020

Hailey Flynn

11 - 12 in 2010

21 - 22 in 2020

Madison Jennings

same as Alyssa, would be turning 23 in 2020 (DOB June 30th, 1997)

Kaitlyn Jennings

9 - 10 (her birthday is May 28, 2000) in 2010

19 - 20 in 2020

Destiny Cox

13 in 2010 (DOB December 22, 1996)

23 in 2020

Jasmine Wilson

14 - 15 in 2010

24 - 25 in 2020

Leon Wilson

8 in 2010 (DOB January 12, 2002)

18 in 2020

Sydney Watson, Lily Browne, Krystal Gordillo, and Zachary Greenberg

12 - 13 in 2010

22 - 23 in 2020

Now the adults:

Mrs. Hutchinson

62 in 2010 (DOB January 4, 1948)

72 in 2020

Uncle Bruce

50 in 2010 (DOB January 7, 1960)

60 in 2020

Simon

30 in 2010 (DOB February 13, 1980)

40 in 2020

Mr. and Mrs. Jennings

40 - 41 in 2010 (both have birthdays in August)

50 - 51 in 2020

Mr. Steinberg

65 in 2010 (DOB January 1, 1945)

75 in 2020

Mrs. Wilson

49 - 50 in 2010 (DOB November 1, 1960)

59 - 60 in 2020

Isabelle Cunningham

30 in 2010 (DOB February 1, 1980)

40 in 2020

Mathias Williams

29 in 2010 (DOB January 9, 1981)

39 in 2020

Alex Kress

36 - 37 in 2010

46 - 47 in 2020

Kathleen and Donald Flynn

70 in 2010

80 in 2020

Mr. Godfrey

48 - 49 in 2010 (DOB September 20, 1961)

58 - 59 in 2020

Mr. Tansill

58 - 59 in 2010 (DOB July 13, 1951)

68 - 69 in 2020

Newbies:


Grace Yen

13 - 14 in 2011 (DOB April 9th, 1997)

23 - 24 in 2021


Claudia Carano

13 - 14 in 2011 (DOB February 7th, 1997)

23 - 24 in 2021


Lunette Nicoleau

20 - 21 in 2011 (DOB March 12th, 1990)

30 - 31 in 2021


Mr. Reuber

62 - 63 in 2011 (DOB January 29th, 1948)

72 - 72 in 2021


Mr. Carmichael

59 - 60 in 2011 (DOB September 10th, 1951)

69 - 70 in 2021

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