Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)

Nnedi Okorafor


Reviewed: 2021-02-04
Reviewed: 2020-12-01

Sunny’s first clue that her life is about to change is from a candle -- in which she sees the end of the world. Sunny’s friend Orlu and his friend Chichi reveal that they have powers. Sunny also has powers. She’s what they call a free agent. Orlu, Chichi, and Sunny are all Leopard People. People who don’t have powers are called Lambs. Sunny takes classes not only in the Lamb world but also in the Leopard world. Taking classes in the Leopard, she learns basic juju and spells. She is albino, so that gives her the ability to become invisible and travel to the spirit world and back. The spirit world is where spirits of Leopard are. The Leopard world is secret from her family so she has to sneak in and out of her house to take her classes. Sunny’s starting to get around but then Chichi, Orlu, Sunny, and their American friend Sasha are asked by another Leopard to help catch a criminal. He’s a serial killer with much stronger abilities than Sunny and her friends. This was a good book, but there were some parts that were slow and I got confused a lot. Once I got past the slow parts, though, the book got really good. Akata Witch is a story that paints a vivid picture in your mind so you can see everything in this book for yourself.

Reviewed: 2019-01-14
if you want to introduce your kids to reading, pick this children's book about magical children OVER Harry Potter. The diversity and writing is great.
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