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Akata Witch

Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Akata Witch


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Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.
Authors: Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi
Title: Akata witch
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2011
Characteristics: 349 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Summary: Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.
Audience: 012-up
ISBN: 0670011967
9780670011964
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Report This Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I heard a lot of buzz about this book, and while it does have some interest as the sole African-inspired member of the Percy Jackson/Harry Potter "magical kid" genre, I just couldn't get into it. Even after reading the entire book, I never got a sense of who the characters were as people, so their problems didn't engage me. Also, the dramatic final confrontation lacks, well, drama. It seems to come too fast and be over to easily.

Report This May 17, 2013
  • BCute19 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing book! I loved every part, it is so intriguing all throughout the book. My favourite chapter 17: basic juju <3 I STRONGLY recommend it :D

Report This Jul 28, 2012
  • rixonkarla rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book shares a sense of inevitable impending doom that I've seen in a lot of YA fiction coming out recently, which can sometimes be a downer, but it approaches the problem of the oncoming end of the world with humor and grace. Its surprisingly lighthearted for a book about a serial killer who mangles children.

Report This Feb 19, 2012
  • Incarnadine rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another great book from a fantastic author! Highly imaginative and adventurous, another book in Okorafor's YA oeuvre that can appeal to adults as well as teens and tweens. After Okorafor's fantasy novel aimed at adults called "Who Fears Death" this is her strongest work!

Report This Dec 25, 2011
  • graceling3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

absolutely delightful. also a complete surprise. I really didn't expect to enjoy this book so much. I must say, Nnedi's imagination is unrivaled in the fantasy genre. Recommended! Read and enjoy!

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