Thursday, April 8, 2010

Review: The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams

Publisher: Dial

Released: April 1, 2010

Hardcover: 256 pages

Reading level: Ages 9-12

My Rating: 4 / 5

My Thoughts:

Abbie is trying to cope being a witch and living a 'normal' life. She finds it hard to keep such a big sercret from her friends and often has to rescue her little brother from his magical tantrums. Her dad comes home with great news one day, and a present for Abbie...the pet cat she'd been asking for forever!! But one day Abbie notices something different about this cat and the family knows it's up to them to do everything in their power to undo the spell.

The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams is a cute story I think kids will love - who didn't wish they couldn't perform magic when they were younger? Written from the perspective of Abbie, a 10 yr old girl, Rhonda did a great job capturing the energy & excitement that kids have. Ok, maybe Abbie rambled on but to me this added a little excitement when reading. The plot moved along at a nice pace, with hints along the way as to who cast the spell. Although magic may appear to fix many problems, the whodunit did not appear from thin air :) A great book that teachers will love and could use in class as Rhonda (not so subtly but in a fun way) threw in a few english lessons and the historical references. Without giving too much away, I can tell you that the cat is an infamous inventor whom they must rescue and bring back in time, which offers lots of discussion opportunities!

Next week I'll be hosting a week of The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams for YA Roundup with some fun interview (and a contest)!


  1. Sounds like a cute book :) Great review XD

  2. when they were younger? Who doesn't still wish they could perform magic? I totally want to read this. Sounds so adorable!