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Book of Shadows (2001)

by Cate Tiernan

Series: Sweep (1)

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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 |
Dark magic and mystery,Great combination! Characters you will love and hate at the same time! Hunter best character of series, cute English blonde boy. Easy read. Give it a try. ( )
  Savanna11 | Jul 14, 2013 |
I read it in french and I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was recommended to me by some of my friends. ( )
  ccathee17c | Jun 7, 2013 |
The first 2-3 books in this series are addictive, a fresh "modern-teen" POV in the tired genre of witches/kids with supernatural powers finding themselves (and the wonder of Wicca) among families/communities who "don't get it".

After #3, it goes downhill. There is no psychological development of the main characters (and the secondary characters are quite shallowly described and hard to distinguish throughout the series; even the more promising and believable ones, BFFs Bree & Robbie are essentially dropped from the books by #4) a lot of the narrative suspenseful points are all "tell" and no "show", the conclusions are hurried and tied up nicely--except for a minimum of predictable suspense that the publisher made you have to draw people through the series. Also, each book is so short, (it's like a single chapter of a Harry Potter) that the narrative arc is predictable and hasty, and makes one wonder if these were paid by the book, or that the series was extended way beyond what should have been its natural life span by the publisher, or what.

It's no Harry Potter, that's for sure. Apart from the above flaws, here's no humor (unless you count Morgan's drinking Diet Coke all the time, which gets tired really fast) and no writing good enough to be enjoyed by adults as well (a sure sign of a good children's book).

Also there's way too much touchy-feely Wicca rituals and pseudo Gaelic chanting, which is not well enough written to be convincing and also gets tiresome.
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  lxydis | May 11, 2013 |
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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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