The Witches of Willow Cove

Owl Hollow. May 2020. 310p. pap. $12.95. ISBN 9781945654497.
Gr 5 Up–On a spooky outing with her best friend Robby, Abby makes a startling discovery—she can fly! And not just that; she finds out the very next day that magic really does exist, and that she’s a witch…and not the only one in the school! On their 13th birthdays, six girls discover that they all have powers. The new substitute teacher, Miss Winters, promises to mentor them, but Abby isn’t totally sure Miss Winters can be trusted. If that wasn’t enough for the girls and their friends, townspeople are going missing, including Robby’s stepmother. Something’s definitely going on in Willow Cove, and it’s up to the kids to unlock the mystery. This well-written middle grade book walks the fine line of being effectively spooky without being too scary. The kids come from a variety of backgrounds and family units, but they band together, magical and non-magical alike. The novel dives right into the action, and will definitely keep readers interested. The book may be written for middle grade, but the exciting narrative could appeal to young adults.
VERDICT A first tier purchase for public and school library middle grade collections.

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