The book Once A Witch is about a girl named Tamsin, called Tam by her family and friends, who was propheted to be a very powerful witch. But on the day of her 8th birthday, when a witch's powers are supposed to appear, nothing magical or special happens and she feels like the family dissapointment. She grows up in NYC pretending her family wasn't magical and blending in with other humans around her. Now 17 years old, she still feels like a failure and an outcast to her family. The day she is mistaken for her beautiful sister Rowena (who has the power to hypnotize people with her voice and convince them to do anything) by an old family enemy, was the day that changed her life forever. Together, her and her old childhood friend, Gabriel, (who by the way had to power to find things, anything, lost things etc.) work to solve the mystery behind and old family heirloom-a clock. That clock possesed much more power than imaginable.
Overall, this book is entertaining and fun to read. It combines fantasy with romance with modern YA literature. The only thing i did not like about this novel was that it was predictable. There were a few surprises here and there but the story seemed to follow the classic plot-line of good vs evil (with the good winning in the end).
~Kaitlyn, Teen Book Reviewer
Thursday, January 28, 2010
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"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" is a very fascinating and intriguing book that shows determination and will. Sherman Alexie describes the main character Arnold Spirit using amusing phrases and descriptions. Sherman Alexie writes about this young boy who is a native American living on a reservation and goes to a school for whites. Using hilarious dialogues he shows the emotions and feelings thatt Arnold goes through. Although Sherman shows a great sense of humor and hilarious language he also depicts the sad, honest, and poor life that Arnold belongs in. One of the greatest and funniest books I have ever read.
-Robert, Teen Book Reviewer