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Source: Public library
The Girl’s Rating: ★★★★★

A review of Witch & Wizard by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet by The Girl (age 11)

This is the astonishing testimonial of Wisty and Whit Allgood, a sister and brother who were torn from their family in the middle of the night, slammed into prison, and accused of being a witch and wizard.

They are not alone in their terrifying predicament.  Thousands of young people have been kidnapped.  Some have been accused; many others remain missing.  Their fate is unknown, and the worst is feared — for the ruling regime will stop at nothing to suppress life and liberty, music and books, art and magic…and the pursuit of being a normal teenager.

Most copies of this story have already been seized, shredded, or burned.  Read this rare, surviving edition and pass it along with care — before it’s too late.  (publisher’s summary)

I liked the story line of this book; it drew me in right away.  The idea of it made me want to read it immediately.  I liked how the authors switched off between Whit and Wisty’s point of view.  You really get to know the characters as if they were your friends.

The New Order really reminded me of the Nazis.

Witch & Wizard kept me on the edge of my seat.  I couldn’t wait to start the second book, The Gift, but that one has a different co-author, and I’m not liking the writing.  I don’t know if I’ll continue the series.

Disclosure: The Girl borrowed Witch & Wizard from the public library.

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