Akata Witch has ratings and reviews. Rick said: I spent the weekend with a great book: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. As you can guess, I’m. Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1) and Akata Warrior (Akata Witch, #2). Affectionately dubbed “the Nigerian Harry Potter,” Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one’s place in the world.

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The second was that the climax all happened in one very quick chapter and it didn’t seem like it was given much thought. In both cases I get the impression that the story may have been written in first person and then changed to third in a subsequent draft.

There was a lot of walking and expositing, and the setting, witcb could have been excitingly different from the genre-fallbacks, was oddly blank.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I knew I looked like a ghost. This book is very reminiscent to that of Harry Potter, expect it takes place in Nigeria instead of the UK.

I gave up at the scene where the kids are remarking with no perceptible emotion fear, pity, disgust, give me something on the kidnapping, torture and mutilation of a seven-year-old. Her eye settled on the mud hut with the water-damaged walls next door.

When she turned back, Orlu was still watching her. Perhaps you could look into purchasing one of those copies? All I can say so far is YES. Jul 11, Pages Young Adult. She wanted to fight back, but she knew better. If I remember correctly, both also begin with first-person sequences in which the protagonist gets a hint of her own power, and then segue into third-person for the remainder of the book. Song of the Dead by Sarah … Continued. Magical start of the fantastic boy-wizard series.


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Additional, each kid she created holds their own personality. My burning hair singed my hand. I certainly remember returning from America to Nigeria at the age of ten, after seven years abroad, and encountering hostility wotch ridicule as an outsider, feeling as if I didn’t really belong on any of the three continents I’d calle. A lot or a little? Sunny had akaha about her arrogant oldest brother, Chukwu, who believed he was God’s gift to women, though he wasn’t.

This made Miss Tate even angrier. And while I definitely saw a lot of imitation, read 3. It’s rare akzta me to come across a book with such timeless and articulate writing. There were too many of them. Just like any young magician, Sunny must learn the rules of her magic and pay the price when she breaks them — such as when she uses her “spirit face” to scare a bullying classmate. You get a sense of the dust in the air, the heat, the plant and insect life.

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She bent down to pick up her books. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. Based on 1 review. There are some of the typical elements that you’d expect of this genre, but there are also so many new things to discover.

I had to play at night, with my brothers, when they felt like it.

Lists with This Book. The idea of leopard spirits and spirit faces was a fascinating one and I really felt like I was getting to know some of the African culture, which, incidentally, is really cool.

It would blow people minds on all the imagery that Dr. You didn’t see Periwinkle and Calculus do this? I loved the magical system of this book. A serial killer is abducting children, and Sunny foresees the end of the world. Black Hat Otokoto, who is stealing and killing children, often removing their eyes in the process. There was smoke coming from the back. In fact, wiych of the traits that are considered weaknesses to Lambs are a source of enhanced strength to the Leopards.

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Home will never be the same once you know what you are.

Out of ten points, most received threes and fours. Every so often, a fantasy book comes along that reminds you exactly why you fell in love with fantasy in the first place. Affectionately dubbed “the Nigerian Harry Potter,” Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one’s place in the world. Charming in its details So that was nice!

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I was beginning to think the big confrontation I was expecting wouldn’t happen. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. Also, it goes the Percy Jackson route of explaining that what we call “learning disabilities” like Wigch and dyslexia, are just bi-products of their uniqueness as magicians.

Prejudice begets prejudice, you see.

Your hours are numbered! They undergo a number of different tramuatising events, but they never actually experience consequences – for example, although a man is killed directly in front of them and the children are all horrified, they get over it in a handful of pages and it is never mentioned again. Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American.