Competition's a Witch
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Competition's a Witch

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by Kelly McClymer
     
 

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Prudence Stewart is finally starting to get her witch on. It's been a month since her parents decided to give their magic-deficient daughter a crash course in enchantment by enrolling her in Agatha's Day School for Witches. And sure, Pru's still stuck in Magic for Dummies — but at least she made the cheerleading squad.

Now Prudence has a bigger

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Prudence Stewart is finally starting to get her witch on. It's been a month since her parents decided to give their magic-deficient daughter a crash course in enchantment by enrolling her in Agatha's Day School for Witches. And sure, Pru's still stuck in Magic for Dummies — but at least she made the cheerleading squad.

Now Prudence has a bigger problem...she walks, talks, and cheers like a mortal. And she's deathly afraid the other witches will catch on. So she vows to give up her old earthly ways: no cell phone, no car, and above all, no dating mortal boys.

There's just one hitch to the sitch: Angelo, the megacute mortal-next-door. When he and Prudence meet, sparks fly — no magic necessary. And breaking Angelo's spell turns out to be the hardest trick of all.

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KLIATT - Sherri Ginsberg
Prudence is on precarious ground as she tries to maneuver her way around the St. Agatha's Day School as a new, improved witch. Her main goal is getting out of remedial classes and taking her squad to the cheerleading championship. The only problem is she really needs to study hard and it's technically not her squad. The girls on the squad give her a hard time and the teachers don't relent either. Will Prudence be able to manage it all and be a typical teenager, too, with female friends and male relationships? This is a fun, well-written story that should delight fans of the first volume, though it can be read alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416916451
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
04/10/2007
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Kelly McClymer was born in South Carolina, but crossed the Mason-Dixon line to live in Delaware at age six. After one short stint living in South Carolina during junior high, she has remained above the line, and now lives in Maine with her husband and three children.

Writing has been Kelly's passion since her sixth grade essay on how to not bake bread earned her an A plus. After cleaning up the bread dough that oozed on to the floor, she gave up bread making for good and turned to writing as a creative outlet. A graduate of the University of Delaware (English major, of course) she spends her days writing and teaching writing. Look for her next book, The Salem Witch Tryouts, from Simon Pulse in Fall 2006.

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Competition's a Witch 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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I meant money not rules from i cool ok book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Domt get this book get "Bras and Broomsticks" instead by sarah mynowski its sooooo much better
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BookwormKD More than 1 year ago
i LOVED this series. it is about a girl who is a witch but she grew up around all mortals and wasn't allowed to use magic. now she it is mandatory that she does magic because she takes classes like spells and summoning. this series is about her trying to adjust to her new life as a witch student in salem. i recommend this to whoever likes books involving magic or books involving dealing with problems at school. i also recommend the rest of the series, bras and broomsticks, hottie, and shadowland.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was good but not great.But it was good enough to make me want to read the next one.
kenzie2015 More than 1 year ago
The book A Competition's A Witch by Kelly McClymer is a fun, fantasy filled book that's great for girls. Prudence is a teenager whose mom is a witch and her dad is a mortal. She goes to Agatha's Day School for Witches. Prudence isn't very good at witchcraft because she has lived her life as a mortal. She was a cheerleader in the mortal world so when she went to Agatha's Day School she tried out for the cheerleading team. Prudence finds a few differences between mortal cheerleaders and witch cheerleaders. When she gets on the team she meets many new girls and becomes great friends with them. But when Pru meets her next door neighbor, a boy named Angelo, she gets very close to him. Angelo is a mortal and he has helped her family out a lot. She doesn't have a lot of time with cheerleading and school for boys. When their cheerleading coach wants the girls to do a mortal competition they need to raise enough money to do it. Will the girls be able to keep their witchcraft a secret? The girls need to find a way to raise the money instead of making it magically appear. There are many positive things that I liked about this book. One of my favorite parts is that she is on a cheerleading team. Pru's parents gave her her magic back and that she makes a lot of friends. The negative things in the book are that Pru has to move from California to Salem. She has to leave her old cheer team and her chance to be captain. She also has to leave her mortal life behind. Pru isn't doing well in school and she is in remedial classes. Since she is in remedial classes she can only cheer for mortal games. The writing style of the author is point of view and dialog. The point of view is first person. This book is great for girls that like cheerleading, magic and fantasy. Before you read this book make sure that you read Salem Witch Tryouts by Kelly McClymer
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Prudence and her family have moved from sunny California to Salem, Massachusetts. When we last left Pru, she had settled into her new school, Agatha's Day School for Witches. Thankfully, she had made the school's cheerleading squad, but she is forbidden to cheer against other witch schools. Prudence had grown up unaware that her mother was a witch. With a drastic decision, her parents moved back to Salem so that Prudence and her brother could begin proper witch education to learn about their powers.

It seemed to take forever, but Prudence managed to make the team; however, until she passes her remedial magic classes, she's stuck on the sidelines. This is terribly not KEWL (Prudence's term). Prudence is DETERMINED to conquer remedial magic and get back into the normal classes. If she can accomplish that, she may just fit into her new school after all.

Her mom enlists the aid of Uncle Seamus for tutoring sessions. Also, her "sort of friend" Samuel assists in extra tutoring lessons. Prudence is determined to give up all her mortal ways to speed her education along. But her next door neighbor adds an extra glitch to the equation. Angelo is simply gorgeous. Angelo is so hot that Prudence's rival, Tara, wants to get to know him.

Trying to fit in with the rest of the girls at school, Prudence and her mother plan a Sweet Sixteen party. Trying out her newfound magic, Prudence creates magical invitations. Magical for everyone but Angelo, that is. Having mortal neighbors makes practicing her magic that much harder.

Finally achieving her goal, Prudence can now concentrate solely on her cheerleading. The coach is positive that Prudence can take them all the way to Nationals. Before leaving her California school, Pru was the head cheerleader and her team had won the National title. But cheering in the air rather than on the ground is a whole different skill set. The remainder of the story builds up to a chaotic cheering competition that no mortal could handle!

Prudence goes through ups and downs trying to adjust to a life that she's never known before. Her younger brother has an aptitude for magic that she just can't comprehend. Through her family and friends, Pru slowly begins to realize her potential. Hiding her other life from her next-door neighbor keeps things interesting and amusing.

Ms. McClymer writes a fun look at what high school might be like for a mortal finding out that they've been a witch all along. COMPETITIONS'S A WITCH is the second novel in the series. It picks up where SALEM WITCH TRYOUTS leaves off, and leaves the story wide open for the continuation of SHE'S A WITCH GIRL. The story will have special appeal for the cheerleader in all of us. You'll be rooting for Prudence to come out on top!
24girl More than 1 year ago
In book one of this series, The Salem Witch Tryouts, Prudence Stewart was moved from Beverly Hills to Salem Massachusetts. Now one month later and sure, Pru's still stuck in Magic for Dummies -- but at least she made the cheerleading squad.

Now Pru has to work even harder on becoming just like her new witch friends. Not only does she have to cram for testing out of remedial magic but she has to learn to cheer with magic while hoping no one on the team catches on that she¿s not up to their standards and convince the team to learn how cheer like mortals so they win the regional cheer competition. To make things worse she¿s just met the mortal hottie next door and whenever he¿s around she can¿t focus on anything but him.

I have to say that as much as I loved book one, I just didn¿t feel the same about this book. The storyline didn¿t have the same pull as the first one. It felt to me like this book could have been condensed into a chapter of book one without losing anything. I plan on finishing the series with book three so I hope it get¿s better.