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Friday, November 16, 2012

Review: The Witch's Revenge by D. A. Nelson

The Witch's Revenge by D. A. Nelson.

The Witch's Revenge by D. A. Nelson

Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 2011
List Price: $16.99
ISBN-13: 9780385736312

Review: Flash! Poof! Zap! The Witch's Revenge is by D.A. Nelson is a fantasy book with talking dragons, rats and birds, wizards and witches.

In the story, Morag, a little girl, is having nightmares about Mephista, the witch, and her father, the Devlish, coming back to get her. So her friends Shona the dragon, Aldiss the rat, and Bertie the dodo bird try and help her. They think a visit to Montgomery the wizard could help her. As soon as they arrive they find the wizard in a strange state, staring at a tiny black tornado forming above him. Then, all of a sudden, he is sucked in to a mini-tornado. So Morag and her friends set out to find Montgomery. Soon they find out the only way to find their friend is to travel to the Dark Isle. Shortly after, they realize that they have to travel to the Dark Isles by boat. So they find a friend, Kyle, who has a boat. Quickly Morag finds out that Mephista wants to bring the Devlish, her father, back to life. Morag runs into a multitude of problems that put her life in danger.

The Witch's Revenge is a great book for all ages. I would rate this book four stars because the beginning is somewhat confusing, but the middle and the end of the book are great. After I read the beginning, I couldn't put the book down. I was on the edge of my seat! This book has suspense from the middle to the end. I was continually concerned for Morag, wondering what tragedy or calamity would happen next! All the characters are different and interesting, For example, Shona, the dragon, is scared when to stand up to people alone, but when one of her friends were in danger, she is confident and forceful. Aldiss the rat is always nervous, but he likes to lead the way. Bertie the dodo bird is rarely scared unless his life is in danger. Lastly, Morag is brave and scared when a normal person would be. I think that everyone who reads this book could relate to at least one of the characters in the book. The title, The Witch's Revenge, makes sense because Mephista is coming back for revenge on Morag. If you read this book you will not be sorry!

Review written by Katie (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of The Witch's Revenge for this review.

Have you read The Witch's Revenge? How would you rate it?

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