Book reviewer extraordinaire!

This is another series for young adults by James Patterson. I have only read the first book and do not really plan to read the remaining books in the series as it did not capture my interest.

The series is about a society in which being a witch or wizard is against the law and anyone possessing those abilities are removed from their homes, sentenced, and punished to the full extent of the law. In the first book of the series a tween and teen sister and brother are abjectly removed from their homes and thrown into prison for being a witch and wizard, something they knew nothing about. Their parents do not say much and you really do not get a feeling of a the normal nuclear family even though Patterson tries to paint the picture with words. It just does not feel right. There is no connection.

Again Patterson attempts to write dialog intended for teens and children and he misses the mark. I am not sure he is doing the work himself or if someone is helping him but he may want to hang out at a public school to get the real way in which kids speak nowadays.

As with his other young adult work, Maximum Ride, Witch and Wizard come close but do not hit the mark.

 

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