I remember reading it when I was younger. It definitely came out after 2000, but probably before 2010. It was the first one in a series. The main character (young, 12-ish, female) is a sort of outcast because she can't do magic like everyone else that she knows, but only through spelling out words (or something like that).

It was definitely a paperback, but the cover (or at least one of the covers) may have been purple? This is even more fuzzy, but it may have had the character and her older sister together (it's been so long since I read it.

  • Hi, welcome to SF&F! Was this a paperback, hardcover or e-book? Do you remember the cover art?
    – DavidW
    Commented Aug 15, 2022 at 19:21

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I found it (at least I think I did!) It's the B Magical series by Lexi Connor. Description from the first book, The Missing Magic:

Eleven-year-old Beatrix just wants to be able to cast spells the way all the other witches can. But when B discovers that magic happens when she spells out a word, the C-H-A-O-S begins!

  • Hi, welcome to the site. You could improve this answer by editing it to provide a bit more info on the book, such as the name of the author, the date of publication and an outline of the plot, or at least the specific plot details that you described in the question. Feel free to quote text from sites such as Goodreads or Amazon, and please provide links to any pages you do quote text from. Commented Aug 15, 2022 at 19:56
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    I've added a few details from Goodreads.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Aug 15, 2022 at 20:03

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