|Plot Summary of Witch Week|
|"On an alternate Earth, magic is illegal and witches are persecuted - but even so, lots of people are witches. Including, it seems, one of the students in form 6B at Larwood House, a boarding school for witch orphans; strange things are happening all over the school - strange birds appearing, shoes disappearing, knitting transformed. Who's the witch? Or is there, perhaps, more than one? The best element of this book, though, is the perfect portrayal of the ways children treat each other. Anyone who remembers school yard politics will relate to - and love - this funny, accurate book."
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|"Taking place in another alternate world, this society is exactly like the world of Chrestomanci--except they burn witches. Several students at a boarding school discover that themselves are witches, and struggle to keep their identity a secret. When an inquisitor comes to the school to take away witches to be burned, they flee. When they are given a spell to summon Chrestomanci, he is astonished that the world is so similar to his, yet still persecutes witches. His task is to right whatever went wrong, before society catches up with them"
Chrestomanci, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Witch Week|
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FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- a powerful magician
Mental/magical powers focus
- clash between evenly matched magical power(s) (fantasy)
- good magical powers being hunted by non/weaker magical(s) (fantasy)
- coping with mental/magical powers
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- a kid
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can cast many different spells
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a lot
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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