Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams (MG)

The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams. Rhonda Hayter. 2010. Penguin. 256 pages.

Come to think of it, the day my brother tried to eat his first-grade teacher turned out to be the same day that my dad brought me home a very, very strange cat.

It isn't always easy being a witch. Just ask Abbie Adams. True, she enjoys some aspects of it. But. Using her powers, well, they can get her into some trouble--and out of trouble too. Her younger brother, Munch, struggles with this too! (Which is why he sometimes need help from his older sister!) There is a responsibility to use it wisely, use it well. And Abbie HATES having to keep part of her life a secret from her best friend. (Especially since when accidents happen, she has to use magic on her friend(s) to help them forget.)

So Abbie Adams has witchy worries. As does her whole family. The adventure of this one is solving the mystery surrounding this very strange cat--or kitten. At first, his name is Benjamin. And while it's slightly strange for a cat to be interested in books, in reading, in homework, they soon realize something else. This cat isn't a cat. He's an enchanted human. Who is he? How old is he? Who did the enchantment? When did it happen? Why? Can it be undone?

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


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Willow said...

This sounds cute! From the writing style of the author, is it for ages 8-10 or so? Sounds maybe a little young for my middle school readers.