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Witch & Wizard

A 2009 novel by James Patterson.

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What a surprise!

  • Jan 3, 2010
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 I tried reading the first Maximum Ride novel a couple years ago when it came out, but I just couldn't get into it...
But, THIS.
This book is great!
It really is the new Harry Potter or Twilight series starter.
I'm only done with the first book.
(It's broken up into a several books or sections.)
I really like his writing style for this book, it seems so much different than the other book I read by him.
I haven't been able to get into reading something in about a year, but I jumped right into this book.
This book is just about 2 kids learning about what's going to happen to their world. It's turned upside down in the very first moments of reading.
And sorry about this review. It's pretty pathetic I know, but It's my very first review, and I can't help but to write with the stream of consciousness style. That's also how I talk. :D
Please read this book or give it a shot. It's available on your iPhone free as an app (the first book)
and you can also read an excerpt on James Patterson's website.
Thanks for reading!

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January 07, 2010
Thanks for sharing, but not spoiling the story, Christa, and this is a great first shot at a review!  Everyone's got to start somewhere :)  That's very cool that it's available as an app for iPhone.  Oh, technology these days!
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review by . January 11, 2010
The witch and wizard in this book are a fifteen year old girl and seventeen year old boy, a sister and brother, who discover that they have magical powers in a future world called NO. The government is repressing many personal freedoms, reminiscent of 1984, and wants to kill children because they are inquisitive and think for themselves, recalling The Lord of the Flies.   The writing provokes comparisons with Mickey Spillane, who insisted that his books be published without editing, and …
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Witch and Wizard is a novel by James Patterson with Gabrielle Charbonnet, released on December 14th, 2009. It chronicles the antics of Whit and Wisty in a dystopian future. In this book, Whit and Wisty are arrested, imprisoned, and sentenced to execution during the uprising of a new totalitarian government named the New Order for unknowingly possessing magical abilities.


Grade 5–9—Wisty and Whit Allgood have magical powers, but they don't know it. At least they don't know until they are arrested by the guards of the New Order, which has just come to power. Their parents have always been into herbs and plants and predictions; they don't send their kids to typical schools, and when the teens are allowed to take only one item each to jail with them, they send a drumstick and a book with no words that are visible to the naked eye. The kids start to get an inkling of what they can do when Wisty bursts into flames when she gets angry, and before long she is turning people into creatures and conjuring tornadoes, and lightning bolts shoot from her hands. The bulk of the book takes place when Whit and Wisty are locked up in a reformatory where they are bullied by the guards. The chapters are only one to three pages in length and alternate between the two main characters' points of view. The action doesn't really pick up until the last third of the book, when the siblings make their escape. Readers expecting something akin to Patterson's ...
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ISBN-10: 0316036242
ISBN-13: 978-0316036245
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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