Akata Witch

Nnedi Okorafor
Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter," Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world.Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?Ursula K. Le Guin and John Green are Nnedi Okorafor fans. As soon as you start reading Akata Witch, you will be, too! From the Hardcover edition.


Reviewed: 2018-07-24

I am ASTOUNDED. Despite all the praise this book as recieved, I was still caught a bit off guard by exactly how good this book is. I was completely entranced and couldn't stop talking about it to my husband. As soon as I finished all the books from that library run, I spent about 30 minutes wondering around the library until I finally found the sequel.

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