Middle school students have reading interests that run the gamut from Diary of a Wimpy Kid to Twilight. Sometimes as a parent it is hard to know what is age appropriate for your child. Through this blog, I will try to help parents make informed decisions about what is available in our library. I am hoping that this blog will be a resource for our parents, and that we can all work together to make our students life-long readers!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Revenge of the Witch

Revenge of the Witch
by Joseph Delaney
From the publisher:
"Capturing witches.  Binding boggarts.  Driving away ghosts.  For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried-some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope; the last apprentice. Can Thomas succeed? Will he learn the difference between a benign witch and a malevolent one? Does the Spook's warning against girls with pointy shoes include Alice? And what will happen if Thomas accidentally frees Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the county ... ?"

I had several students request this series.  I have to say I didn't enjoy it very much, but middle-schoolers probably will.  It is very scary and deals with a lot of witches and ghosts and things, so sensitive kids probably shouldn't read it.

Suggested ages:
Publisher's Weekly - Ages 10+
School Library Journal - Grades 5-8

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