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The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have ...
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Witch and Wizard

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Overview

The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they'd never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000709795
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Publication date: 10/26/2009
  • Series: Witch and Wizard Series
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First 20 Chapters Free
  • Sales rank: 1,676
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 290 KB

Meet the Author

James Patterson
James Patterson is the author of the highly praised Maximum Ride novels and of bestselling detective series featuring Alex Cross and the Women's Murder Club. His novels have sold more than 160 million copies worldwide. He lives in Florida.

Gabrielle Charbonnet has coauthored SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY'S with James Patterson. She lives in North Carolina.

Biography

James Patterson had been working as a very successful advertising copywriter when he decided to put his Masters degree in English to a somewhat different use. Inspired by bestselling hair-raising thrillers like The Day of the Jackal and The Exorcist, Patterson went to work on his first novel. Published in 1976, The Thomas Berryman Number established him as a writer of tightly constructed mysteries that move forward with the velocity of a bullet. For his startling debut, Patterson was awarded the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel—an auspicious beginning to one of the most successful careers in publishing.

A string of gripping standalone mysteries followed, but it was the 1992 release of Along Came a Spider that elevated Patterson to superstar status. Introducing Alex Cross, a brilliant black police detective/forensic psychologist, the novel was the first installment in a series of bestselling thrillers that has proved to be a cash cow for the author and his publisher.

Examining Patterson's track record, it's obvious that he believes one good series deserves another…maybe even a third! In 2001, he debuted the Women's Murder Club with 1st to Die, a fast-paced thriller featuring four female crime fighters living in San Francisco—a homicide detective, a medical examiner, an assistant D.A., and a cub reporter. The successful series has continued with other numerically titled installments. Then, spinning off a set of characters from a previous novel (1998's When the Wind Blows), in 2005 he published Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Featuring a "flock" of genetically engineered flying children, the novel was a huge hit, especially with teen readers, and spawned a series of vastly popular fantasy adventures.

In addition to continuing his bestselling literary franchises, Patterson has also found time to co-author thrillers with other writers—including Peter de Jonge, Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro, and Howard Roughan—and has even ventured into romance (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, Sam's Letters to Jennifer) and children's literature (santaKid). Writing at an astonishing pace, this prolific author has turned himself into a one-man publishing juggernaut, fulfilling his clearly stated ambition to become "the king of the page-turners."

Good To Know

Patterson's Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas was inspired by a diary his wife kept that tracked the development of their toddler son.

Two of Patterson's Alex Cross mysteries (Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls) have been turned into films starring Morgan Freeman; in 2007, a weekly television series premiered, based on the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels.

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    1. Hometown:
      Palm Beach, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Newburgh, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2011

    Great Book

    A great book about two kids who are tried as a witch and a wizard. An exciting book that keeps you wondering whats going to come next. I highly recommend this book!

    95 out of 109 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

    Dude i wish it was the whole book......

    It was a GREAT start 2 the book.....wish i had the whole thing now!!!

    67 out of 96 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2009

    Can't wait for December!!

    enjoyed reading the first few chapters-quick read and would be good for most ages. anxious to continue reading it when it comes out!

    44 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Well

    Well it does say free PREVIEW so yeah i read the whole abd its great so i recommend it to everyone!

    28 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Witch and Wizard

    Its not for 11 year olds because i really dont understand it but when im older i will read it again. So if you are 11 or under its not for you.

    28 out of 78 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Entertaining book for teenagers & those who enjoyed Harry Potter

    This review covers the preview only. The writing seems directed towards Harry Potter fans (not a bad thing!) and focuses on the brother and sister who are wizard and witch, but do not realize their powers until their family is threatened by an oppressive government. The preview contained the first 100 pages (including cover, chapters, etc.), and I plan to buy the entire book to see where it leads.

    20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Ahhhhh MAZING!

    This book has the perfect combo of fantasy and suspense!

    20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

    This book....

    Its really cool and interesting at the ssame time

    19 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    WOW%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21

    I+wish+that+book+was+longer+could+read+any+day.

    17 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2011

    Ummm

    Should i get it i know its a preveiw but should i get the free preveiw or pay money for the whole book????????????????

    13 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Angry

    I am so mad thoight this was the whole book but just a couple of chapters and they arnt that long i mean it james patterson he has like the shortest chapters in the world

    10 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    Witch and Wizard

    Some of my freind read this book and say it is a great book so im going to look at this author and see if he is a good one for me

    9 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2011

    Not enough to keep you in the story.

    I'm somewhat disappointed with the Witch and Wizard. Good premise but it lacks a punch. There is a story there but Patterson just doesn't grab the reader, not enough to keep you in the story. Sorry but will not be getting the next book.

    9 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    <3

    I LOVE JAMES PAATTERSON! This book was great! A little bit different, but still a fun read. If you liked Max, then you will like the Allgoods.

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Hi

    Whats with all the hi' s?

    6 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Wait...that was a "book?!?!?"

    Chapters are so short that you cannot get into the story or plot. I read this knowing that J.Patterson writes in detail.... would suggest to move on and read something OTHER than this.

    6 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Love it!!!!!!!!!

    I love this book!!!!!! I wish i could be a witch but not with the one that is the one after me. Cant wait to read the gift.


    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    Huh?

    Is the whole thing free or only part of it?

    5 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2012

    Not worth it.

    "Ooo sweet! Free book from a school fair just for signing up! Yay me!"

    Not.
    Ok, so I didnt get this book from Barnes and Noble but I was unfortunate enough to get it during my orientation as a free gift for signing up for something. Hey, free book to read when I was bored? Who was I to complain?
    Oh, but did I regret it.
    Not even worth 1/5 stars.... More like -100/5 ....
    First of all, I understand that this book is geared to kids and all but the plot is so stupid. The story line is poorly written (even my cousin who is 6 years old, agreed with me after she threw the book down and stared at it in disgust) and seems like it was a jumbled mess of recycled plots and unnecessary (and corny) "jokes".
    I've seen my cousin write better stories than this!
    This book is enough to make you beg for it to end. I cant tell you the number of times I face-palmed myself at the stupidity of the book.
    Secondly, if you thought the plot was bad, try dealing with each chapter switching between the two main characters. Completely unnecessary. If this book was written properly, the reader should be able to distinguish the characters point of views without having to put their names up in each (unbelievably) short chapters.
    I cannot say much about the author as I have not read any other books like this, but if they are, I STRONGLY ADVISE to pass by this one. It's not worth it (unless you want to make paper cranes like my cousin is doing right now with this book, much more better use of paper if you ask me).

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    BS

    This is not a real book!

    4 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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