The Ragwitch

The Ragwitch

by Garth Nix

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ISBN-13: 9780060508074
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/30/2004
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth's books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen; Clariel, a prequel in the Abhorsen series; the cult favorite teen science fiction novel Shade's Children; and his critically acclaimed collection of short stories, To Hold the Bridge. His fantasy novels for younger readers include The Ragwitch, the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and A Confusion of Princes. His books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Guardian, and the Australian, and his work has been translated in forty languages. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two children.

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Ragwitch 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awsome book! it was kinda weird at the begging but it is one of my favorite books ever. Great book, read it, you'll love it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was so good! It made me think what was going to happen next and if the ragwitch would win or not. This book I think is another one of Garth Nix's best books. Filled with excitent,suspenss,and it was funny at some parts to. I absolutly couldn't stop reading it was so good, it just kept me gussing!!! IT IS A TERIFIC BOOK!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! it kept you going and it is hard to put it down. However I think Harry Potter is better written and thought out. This was a very good book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very well developed story with liveliness. There's a lot of activity with battles, witches, and spirits. Plus, the entire story is told from both of the main characters' perspectives, which is good because both of them go through a lot in the story. Anyone that is looking for a book with cover to cover action, pick up this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so amazing you will want to have all your friends read it just so you have some one to discuss it with. All the charactes in this book are so real you are able to feel their pain, glory, sorrow and bravery. 'Ragwitch' is a book you will want to buy so you can read it over and over again, you will never tire of this book. If you are tired of the no-so-realicst magic books then this is the book for you because everything is so real you some times wonder if you're really reading a fiction book!!! READ THIS BOOK YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
wow i cant say enough good things about this book! if i could give it more stars i would for sure! i cried at the end. The characters were just so developed i truly couldnt put it down! I reccomend it to all the kids out there who are sick of all the commotion over Harry Potter!!!!! This book is 100 times better!Its a real winner!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a cool book. All my friends readed it and liked it!!! READ IT AND YOU WILL LIKE IT TO
Elixabook on LibraryThing 29 days ago
I only made it through the first 150 pages then had to skip to the last chapter. Read the last chapter and didn't seem to miss any of the 100 plus pages between. There were several sentences that made no logical sense. Did not enjoy the flow of text as the author continually jumped from one characters point of view in one situation to a different characters point of view in a completely different situation with no indication that a change happened. In one paragraph I'm with the sister in the next I'm in a completely different environment with a brother.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Julia and her brother are playing on the beach when Julia finds an old rag doll. She takes it home with her and starts to act strange. When she leaves the house before the break of dawn one morning, Paul hears her and follows. The doll has taken over Julia's body and become a massive mix between Julia and the doll. The Ragwitch is free! She opens a door to another world and Paul quickly follows. Now Julia must fight from inside the body of the Ragwitch, while Paul is sent on a journey to obtain items from the four Elemental Masters to kill the Ragwitch.I feel a bit guilty for giving this book such a low rating since I just love all of Nix's other work. But this is his first novel and it shows. I really had a hard time staying interesting and forced myself to finish the book. The plot is simple fantasy fare that any voracious reader of fantasy will find mundane. The characters are flat and it was impossible for me to care what happened to them. However, the writing itself is good and dialogue flows nicely, and it is interesting to see how Nix developed as a writer. There are glimpses along the way of what was to come next for him, The Old Kingdom Trilogy.This book does contain the typical Nix darkness and death but not nearly as much as some of his other books and I could easily recommend this book to a younger age group (10+) and as a first fantasy outing this book may please. I do not recommend this as your first Garth Nix read but I do recommend that fans eventually read at some point just to see how his writing has progressed and to catch a glimmer at where his future writing came from.
tuckerfrye on LibraryThing 3 months ago
One of Garth Nix's more interesting novels. A YA fantasy with some pretty disturbing horror elements in it. A rather simple plot, but entertaining nonetheless. I would recommend this book to any Garth Nix fan.
katekf on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Paul and Julia are siblings on vacation at the beach when they run across a doll that captures Julia before going to another world. Paul follows after her and works to save her in this fast paced intermediate fantasy novel. The quest in the story doesn't possess any great deviations from the norm but Nix's compelling characters and moments of humor make it a charming read. For a reader who wants more of Nix after The Abhorsen Chronicles, this would be a good next choice as the world is complete and the story fascinating.
amberwitch on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Julia finds a sinister ragdoll on a midden and is soon possessed and then absorbed by it. Paul, her brother, sets out to her as the Ragwitch returns to the world of her origin, freed by Julia. Following the Ragwitch through fire, Paul ends up in Yendre, where he embarks on a quest to collect pieces of the wild magic that has once exiled the Ragwitch, while Julia fight to stay a separate entity within the Ragwitchs memories. Yendre is a peaceful Kingdom with a middleage technological stage, where magic is largely a thing of the past, and evil creatures of the North are kept at bay by border guards. To overcome the Ragwitch Paul has to find the magic of the four elements, and as a traveling companion he has an apprentice 'Friend of Beasts' who can talk to animals.
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i was disappointed it felt forced it didn't flow and didn't draw me in like his other works read once will not read again