So You Want to Be a Wizard (digest): Young Wizards, Book One

So You Want to Be a Wizard (digest): Young Wizards, Book One

by Diane Duane
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So You Want to Be a Wizard (digest): Young Wizards, Book One by Diane Duane

Something stopped Nita's hand as it ran along the bookshelf. She looked and found that one of the books had a loose thread at the top of its spine. It was one of those So You Want to Be a . . . books, a series on careers. So You Want to Be a Pilot, and a Scientist . . . a Writer. But his one said, So You Want to Be a Wizard.
I don't belive this, Nina thought. She shut the book and stood there holding it in her hand, confused, amazed, suspicious--and delighted. If it was a joke, it was a great one. If it wasn't . . . ?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152049409
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/01/2003
Series: Young Wizards Series , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Diane Duane is the author of more then twenty science fiction and fantasy novels, including four other books in the Young Wizards series. Four of her Star Trek novels have been New York Times bestsellers. Ms. Duane lives in rural Ireland.

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So You Want to Be a Wizard (So You Want to Be a Wizard Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 157 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is amazing and lifechanging!! The book is so good. I picked it up in a thrift shop, ignored it for a year, and then read it. I can't put them down!! So good I cannot express how much they mean to me now. After the fourth book, I have decided I want to be a wizard!!!!!!!! Overall in the entire series the best characters are Dairine, Nita,.Kit,.and Ronan( not in that order) but eberyone else is brilliant too!!! Amazing!!!
sand7s More than 1 year ago
From the first time I picked this up I found a series I really enjoyed. Would recommend
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't pay any attention to the reviews claiming this book is a bore. It combines science with a very unique type of magic, which is based on the spoken word. The main characters, Nita and Kit, are very realistic, and their adventures are exciting. A good book somewhere between the worlds of Harry Potter and A Wrinkle in Time. The book is a little slow at times, and some science concepts may be difficult for younger readers, but overall, an awesome book!
isaldur More than 1 year ago
From the first time I picked this up I found a series I really enjoyed. While definitely aimed at younger readers, older readers [I am 65] can find joy in this work as well. I have read the series several times. Unfortunately, I lost it in a move; but I will replace it so that I can read it again. There are many times when, to me, it is the only reading that really leads to enjoyment. I would recommend it to all ages.
Lachelle Rivera More than 1 year ago
I started this in middle school when i came across the first book that had just been recently published. Not to long into the first book i had fallen completely in love with it. I made it half way through the series before some uncontrollable events caused me to lose the books and i didnt get a chance to finish a series that i had been so captivated with. Im so glad that the series is available as e-books because now i can finished a series i started @ 13 or 14. So although its been ten years since i last read any of the books im so looking forward to starting again and finishing it! This series is a great one to read for all fantasy lovers. I like that it starts out slow because it gives you time to grow with the characters as their lives change from ordinary to extremely unordinary! If you ever wandered what it would be like to come across a book that could teach to become a wizard than you will throughly enjoy this series as much as i did when i first picked up the book. I know a lot of people complain about the slow pace of the book and i cam fully agree that it does start out slow but when i first read it i was deteemined not to quite and i was richly rewarded as i got towards the last pages of the book i found myself completely engrossed and wanting more! Just like becoming a wizard takes time so does the author and you will be glad for it because you wnt feel like you were rushed or confused as to how things work and such that other fantasy novels do. You will want to know what happens in the next step of being a wizard and what will the next adventure be like? This book is a great start to an even greater series so dont give up! XD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It sat on my bookshelf for a while, but I finally read it and forced myself not to quit. I felt that I could relate to the characters very well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book I have ever read!!!
writer_and_reader More than 1 year ago
I recomend this book (along with the rest of the series) to people who like the witch and wizard stuff. This story is full of adventure and mystery. Nita and Kit learn how to become a good friend and deal with situations that are out of this world. They go on an adventure to save the world as we know it. They learn spells and how to depend on eachother throughout the book. (Just a warning the spells may not be what you expect.) Read it. Enjoy it. And share it. (Don't forget to read the rest of the series after you finish this one!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This bookwas rely good. I liked the story line
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok. I started it and got REALLY bored of it. I think it is good but kind of boring. :p
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book in the past and loved to be able to reread it again, I had missed it a lot. It is one of Diane Duane's greatest series and look forward to even more of her books.
bestreaderCK More than 1 year ago
This book is absoloutely amazing! Possibly a bit easy, (I am 11), though definitely enjoyable. I recommend the whole series! Again, absoloutely amazing. Diane Duane is a fantastic author. I also recommend Brian Jaques. He is a great author, around the same level.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this book in 1999. By then it was 16 years old and I was 13. I just finished reading it again. It was just as captivating at the age of 26 as it was back then. As soon as I finished I handed it off to my niece. She hasn't pulled her nose out of it in two days. I wish I had know at 13 that there were more to the series but now I am off in search of them. I heartily suggest you do the same.
Zac Soper More than 1 year ago
a mysterius suspencful fantasy book good for all ages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite series growing up! I highly recommend for kids who love to read. The main character is easy to relate to and fullfills every kids imagination when reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So You Want to Be a Wizard is a good young adult fantasy. It embraces a child's instant belief that if a book says you can be a wizard, then it's a real possibility. It's a fun romp through growing past personal fears to embrace bravery and help change the world, both in large and small ways. The writing style is easy to read, geared toward a younger audience, but it's smart and witty enough to engage readers of all age levels. The plot is smooth and well paced. An all around good read. **Originally posted on goodreads
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The farther you get the more exciting the series is! I just finished the ninth book! Very exciting:)
Lively_Psyche More than 1 year ago
Great book for young adults. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant get enough! Cant put it down!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a fun read. It was a bit confusing in places but overall was very cool. I definitley reccomend this!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really GREAT book! I reccommend it to anyone who likes magic and fantasy. It was kind of boring at first but for the most part I loved it. It is the greatest book ever!It's about a girl named Nita and her friend Kit whom she meets, and they work magic from the book that she finds. Kit's a boy by the way. I really loved this book and I'm going to read it again right now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just bought this book this morning, along with the second to the series, and The Silver Crown by Robert C. O'Brien. I am not even out of the prolouge yet (I didn't have much time to read today, only about 5 mintues) at it has caught my intrest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a loverly mix between fantasy/magic and sci/fi writing without seeming incredibly stupid. I've never seen a book with such a balance between the two. I recommend it for anyone who loves fantasy and magic, but loves science ,too! (it also relieves you from the *poof*it's there! magic you see so often)
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a must read, duanes writing style puts a whole new view on manhattan