Tom Hoobler has published more than 90 books, most of them co-authored with his wife Dorothy. A majority of them were aimed at children or young adults. They won an Edgar for the Best Mystery of 2005 for their book, "In Darkness, Death," a mystery set in 18th-century Japan. Their latest book for adults was "The Crimes of Paris: a True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection." It is set in Paris between 1900 and 1914, and one of the crimes described in the book is the theft of the Mona Lisa.
Be Careful What You Witch Forby Tom Hoobler
Magic is a tricky thing. Especially when it comes from an ancient book of spells that jumps off a shelf into Olivia's hands. Bad new for the popular girls in her new school who shut out Olivia. But hey--now she can get the attention of her crush who is more interested in comic book superheroes. Unfortunately, what Olivia conjures up turns out to be trouble. And the
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Magic is a tricky thing. Especially when it comes from an ancient book of spells that jumps off a shelf into Olivia's hands. Bad new for the popular girls in her new school who shut out Olivia. But hey--now she can get the attention of her crush who is more interested in comic book superheroes. Unfortunately, what Olivia conjures up turns out to be trouble. And the only person who can help her is an 800-year-old neighbor who happens to be a witch.
- Tom Hoobler
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- 12 Years
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*review originally posted on A Bibliophile's Reverie. Copy received through Netgalley* I found the background of Olivia to be interesting, as she comes from a famous Hollywood family but just wants to be normal. It reminds me of the manga series Hannah Montana in that aspect, but definitely takes a different turn. Because she finds out about witchcraft. As someone who knows a lot about witchcraft, I found most of it to be believable, but some aspects I didn’t. I also thought that the love potion that she made was kind of redundant and that it didn’t make complete sense. It was almost as if the writer thought that was what a teenage girl would do first and I agree in some ways, but the fact that she had just met him and didn’t get to know him at all made me find it unbelievable. Then again, she didn’t know she was doing it at the time. I also didn’t like how fast the magic was introduced to the story and the fact it was really obvious that her aunt was a witch. I also am confused why her mom would let her go there, knowing about it all and the fact she hadn’t told her daughter. The main character, Olivia, felt a little one dimensional as well, and I didn’t really care for her. I didn’t feel sympathetic for her and also found her love interested to be a very stereotypical mix of nerd and popular kid. Even as someone who is a complete nerd, I found his references to Wolverine to be quite annoying. All in all, I think there was room for improvement in the novel, but it was still enjoyable. I love anything with witches in it and if you do too, check out this novel! I give it a 3/5!
This is a dreadful book. It is very poorly written.
This book is a amasing book and i am stil reading it but so far so good and the book is verey intresting and i find the storey verey interesting and tis is not a good book for kids under 9 becouse the way the storey is and how the way it is told and i think that u should read this and i am on the ege of my seat reading this book and remember be carful what u wish for
I do NOT like the title but I like thw summary
Wow its more than 500 pages!!!!