This is a delightful read for young YA readers! Full of imagination and a little history too!
Abbie would just like to be like a normal eleven year old girl. She wishes her only worries were her over bearing and heavy homework handed teacher Miss Linegar (rhymes with vinegar), and sharing secrets with her best friend Callie…
But Abbie is a young witch and that adds a whole other dimension to her eleven year old being.
For instance… she has a younger brother they call Munch. Munch can also do magic but has not figured out the boundaries of doing magic in non magical settings…. uhhhh…. like school. And really anywhere in public. Abbie is always having to keep an eye on him and put forget hexes on all those who see Munch in action. And of course there is Callie….. Abbie wishes she could share this secret with Callie, her one true best friend… but she can not.
Who knew 11 could be so hard?
And then comes Benjamin, the new kitten Abbie’s dad brought home for her. Abbie has wanted a kitten for like EVER! Yet there is something different about this kitten who seems to enjoy reading everything he can get his paws on…..
and that is where it really gets interesting…
I met author Rhonda Hayter at BEA this past May. She was a delight to talk to and she gave me this book to read and review. As life tends to happen, it has taken me quite a while to get to this book, but once I did…. I couldn’t believe I had waited so long.
Abbie is a fun character that I can really see young girls from 7 – 15 really enjoying reading about. Yes, I would say this book is a MG (Middle Grade) read and I for one am cheering about that. While I have enjoyed many a YA, I also appreciate a well written MG to keep the pre YA’s reading. It’s a tough genre because you want it to be mature enough to hold their attention but not quite to the YA level of teen parties, dating, boyfriends, etc…
Rhonda Hayter does well in putting forth a likable and interesting character in Abbie Adams. I look forward to what Abbie will be up to next, and I thing MG readers will as well.
I received this book from the author, Rhonda Hayter