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Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan

Book of Shadows (2001)

by Cate Tiernan

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Series: Sweep (1)

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Cal Blair is the stunningly handsome new boy at school who invites several students, including Morgan, to a get-together at a field. At the event, Cal introduces the celebration of Mabon, a Wiccan sabbath. Morgan finds the experience physically and emotionally intense, more so than her best friend Bree (who is more interested in snagging Cal) or anyone else in the circle. She feels drawn to Wicca, its history and philosophy. It is also apparent to Cal that Morgan is a blood witch. Not scary or horrific, just the story of a young person discovering a niche and pursuing it, but finding herself at odds with her parents over it. Series title: Sweep
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
The Good: I really enjoyed how the writing was inclusive and accepting of everything, without having to make a big deal about anything. Wiccan religion, lesbian aunt, teen sexuality, whatever. All part of the story, not issues that have to be addressed and dealt with. Beyond the magick themes of the book, the mundane high school life felt accurately portrayed. It wasn't washed-clean of normal teen activities, nor overly hyped to make things more scandalous than in reality.

The Bad: Bree, the best friend, is certifiably crazy. Like dangerous, obsessive, not a person you should associate with, crazy. Beyond angsty teen, in love with random boy issues, she's constructs a fantasy where the boy wants her back and progresses to destroy her relationship with Morgan in the process. It's dangerous to portray this type of behavior as anything other than being in desperate need of psychiatric help. Wicca was portrayed in an odd mix of by-the-book instruction and outlandish power. The author focused on making sure the details were explained well and factually, then immediately twisted the practices in an attempt to make the main character seem special. It was weird and just felt off. ( )
  TequilaReader | Jan 24, 2016 |
I liked this whole series a lot, the whole wiccan thing wasn't as much of a hype so I really treasured these books.
I looked up to the main character and I was sooo in love with the guy.
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  lisa.isselee | Sep 26, 2014 |
Another big series for me in my middle school years! ( )
  thereaderscommute | Apr 13, 2014 |
Il primo libro della serie è principalmente incentrato sul "risveglio" e la scoperta per Morgan (la protagonista) di essere una strega. Tutto inizia con l'arrivo a scuola di un nuovo ragazzo, Cal. Cal è una ragazzo bello, attraente e molto carismatico. Da subito riesce ad attirare un gruppo di coetanei con la "scusa" di fare nuove conoscenze e li invita ad una festa nel bosco durante la quale propone al gruppo di fare un cerchio Wicca. Alla fine del rito Morgan viene attraversata da un forte dolore al petto, che non sembra però averle causato alcun danno. Nei giorni seguenti però si rende conto di piccoli cambiamenti avvenuti nel suo modo di vedere e sentire ciò che la circonda. Strane situazioni dove le capita di prevedere a distanza di pochi minuti quello che stà per succedere... Inoltre si sente sempre più attratta dalla religione Wicca e da Cal. Dovrà però fare i conti con la diffidenza dei suoi genitori...e la crescente gelosia della sua migliore amica Bree. E' una lettura veloce, ma interessante. ( )
  AzureStrawberry | Feb 5, 2014 |
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Morgan Rowlands is an normal 16-year-old girl with an totall ordinary unremarkable life. Morgan spends most of her time with her best friends Bree and Robbie. When Cal Blaire moves to her small town of Widows Vale Morgan finds her life changing. After being hosting a party Cal reveals that he is a practicing witch looking to form a new coven and Morgan finds herself intrigued. But when Morgan and Bree both become interested in Wicca and Cal personally, Morgan finds her mundane life thrown into turmoil.
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Morgan and her best friend, Bree, are introduced to Wicca when a gorgeous senior named Cal invites them to join his new coven. Morgan falls for Cal immediately? and discovers that she has strong,inexplicable powers.

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Seventeen-year-old Morgan makes a surprising discovery: witchcraft is an intrinsic part of who she is--and who she will become! Morgan thinks witchcraft is laughable when her best friend Bree drags her to a meeting of the Cirrus Coven. But during a ceremony led by Cal, Morgan's long-time crush, Morgan feels a shock. Suddenly everything looks brighter, clearer. Morgan doesn't want to get involved with witchcraft--but she feels like witchcraft is choosing her.… (more)

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