Book Review: The Okay Witch

The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner
Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 272Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Magic is harder than it looks.

Thirteen-year-old Moth Hush loves all things witchy. But she’s about to discover that witches aren’t just the stuff of movies, books, and spooky stories. When some eighth-grade bullies try to ruin her Halloween, something really strange happens. It turns out that Founder’s Bluff, Massachusetts, has a centuries-old history of witch drama. And, surprise: Moth’s family is at the center of it all! When Moth’s new powers show up, things get totally out-of-control. She meets a talking cat, falls into an enchanted diary, and unlocks a hidden witch world. Secrets surface from generations past as Moth unravels the complicated legacy at the heart of her town, her family, and herself.

In this spellbinding graphic novel debut, Emma Steinkellner spins a story packed with humor and heart about the weird and wonderful adventures of a witch-in-progress.

When there’s a story full of magic, with a little bit of history and mystery, I want to read it. When I came across The Okay Witch, I was immediately interested. I wasn’t looking for something advanced and really detailed, I was just looking for a tale that was light and fun.

The story deal with Moth, who learns that she’s a witch with a family in the middle of a whole magical drama. The story is a bit familiar in ways a new witch tries to learn her powers, but the history and the humor in it made it stand out. I loved learning the history of Moth’s family and the history of the town. Even with the humor in the story, I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing every few pages. Moth was a relatable character.

This graphic novel is great, amazing, and definitely worth the read (and good for Halloween maybe?). Even thought it is a middle grade novel, people of all ages can definitely read it.

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