Aster and his family are adjusting to his unconventional talent for witchery; unlike the other boys in his family, he isn't a shapeshifter. He's taking classes with his grandmother and helping to keep an eye on his great-uncle whose corrupted magic wreaked havoc on the family.Meanwhile, Aster's friend from the non-magical part of town, Charlie, is having problems of her own ...
|Title||:||The Hidden Witch|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
The Hidden Witch Reviews
This is an unbelievably good sequel. It's not often that I can say I potentially loved the sequel more than the original but Molly has created a world that I can't help but get lost in. Her characters are instantly relatable, whether they're meant to be role models or whether they're meant to teach us a lesson. To continue to read about Aster's journey is perhaps the most relatable of all for many of us, to follow a kid who is just trying to find their place in their family when they don't belon ...more
Just as good as the first one! I didn't even remember I had requested this so when it appeared on my desk, I was cautiously optimistic about a sequel to 'The Witch Boy'. But this was a fantastic read and I'm hoping there will be a book 3 so continue the adventures of these four kids.
I've been excited to read this ever since I heard there would be a follow-up to The Witch Boy, and I was not at all disappointed.
A sequel to the wonderful Witch Boy! This wonderful book expands on the character of Charlie, Aster's best friend from town. When Charlie meets Ariel, the new girl at her school, she reacts to her in typical warm, Charlie fashion. But can Ariel find it in herself to trust Charlie? Meanwhile, Aster is struggling in his witchery classes; not all of his family are entirely happy to be teaching a boy, and his grandmother has a frightening project for him in exchange for her tutoring skills...
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Good, way more predictable than the first and seems like more of a middle filler than a sequel. While I read the first as more of an analogy for the trans experience, this one resonates with anyone being bullied for an outcast with a less than subtle metaphor for letting the anger fester inside you/the victim mentality.
I hope the author continues the series, the world is great and I wish to see more.
This series continues to impress with spectacular characters, gorgeous art, and lovely story/character work. It wasn't in our library an hour before one of my favorite patrons was hungrily grabbing it off the shelf.
I didn't like this quite as much as the first one, but I loved the emotional depth of this story. I really enjoy that Ostertag is showing healing through restorative justice to a young audience.
While falling a little short of the first book, this is a pretty strong follow-up that establishes an appealing Scooby gang for ongoing adventures, which I will gladly read.