Book Review: Witch and Wizard

by Melissa on April 27, 2010 · 1 comment

in 14-17, ATOS 4.0-4.9, Adventure, Good for kids reading above grade-level (precocious readers)

Title: Witch & Wizard
Series: TBD
Publisher:  Little, Brown & Company
Author:  James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
Age Range: 14-17
Lexile: [?] TBD
AR Level: [?] 4.9
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Rating: 3.0/5 (1 vote cast)


Imagine you wake up and the world around you-life as you know it-has changed in an instant. That’s what has happened to Whit Allgood and his sister, Whisty. They went to sleep as normal teenagers, and woke up as wanted criminals. Accused of holding incredible powers they’d never dreamed possible. And now, just how different they are-special, even-if just beginning to be revealed in a strange new world.


An interesting story with an interesting premise.  Okay for precocious readers, likely down to age 12, though keep an eye on the review.  The thinly-disguised list of banned music/art/books at the end of the book will delight teens.


Level 1 [?]

Sexual Content

Remembered kisses.


Teen drinks and gets drunk after death of his girlfriend.


War-like atmosphere with new government taking over.  Children beaten, tortured, killed.


Strong family, parents go missing which is fairly distressing.  Dictator-like government takes over.


Some Wiccan spells and rituals referenced. Witch-craft/wizardry used. ‘Oh God’ used as expletive. ‘god-forsaken’  ‘You probably sold your soul for your demonic powers.’

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Book Review: Witch and Wizard, 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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kate December 3, 2010 at 2:42 pm

This is the best book ever my kids loved it !! and is just amazing!

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