Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com
Prudence and her family have moved from sunny California to Salem, Massachusetts. When we last left Pru, she had settled into her new school, Agatha's Day School for Witches. Thankfully, she had made the school's cheerleading squad, but she is forbidden to cheer against other witch schools. Prudence had grown up unaware that her mother was a witch. With a drastic decision, her parents moved back to Salem so that Prudence and her brother could begin proper witch education to learn about their powers.
It seemed to take forever, but Prudence managed to make the team; however, until she passes her remedial magic classes, she's stuck on the sidelines. This is terribly not KEWL (Prudence's term). Prudence is DETERMINED to conquer remedial magic and get back into the normal classes. If she can accomplish that, she may just fit into her new school after all.
Her mom enlists the aid of Uncle Seamus for tutoring sessions. Also, her "sort of friend" Samuel assists in extra tutoring lessons. Prudence is determined to give up all her mortal ways to speed her education along. But her next door neighbor adds an extra glitch to the equation. Angelo is simply gorgeous. Angelo is so hot that Prudence's rival, Tara, wants to get to know him.
Trying to fit in with the rest of the girls at school, Prudence and her mother plan a Sweet Sixteen party. Trying out her newfound magic, Prudence creates magical invitations. Magical for everyone but Angelo, that is. Having mortal neighbors makes practicing her magic that much harder.
Finally achieving her goal, Prudence can now concentrate solely on her cheerleading. The coach is positive that Prudence can take them all the way to Nationals. Before leaving her California school, Pru was the head cheerleader and her team had won the National title. But cheering in the air rather than on the ground is a whole different skill set. The remainder of the story builds up to a chaotic cheering competition that no mortal could handle!
Prudence goes through ups and downs trying to adjust to a life that she's never known before. Her younger brother has an aptitude for magic that she just can't comprehend. Through her family and friends, Pru slowly begins to realize her potential. Hiding her other life from her next-door neighbor keeps things interesting and amusing.
Ms. McClymer writes a fun look at what high school might be like for a mortal finding out that they've been a witch all along. COMPETITIONS'S A WITCH is the second novel in the series. It picks up where SALEM WITCH TRYOUTS leaves off, and leaves the story wide open for the continuation of SHE'S A WITCH GIRL. The story will have special appeal for the cheerleader in all of us. You'll be rooting for Prudence to come out on top!