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So You Want to Be a Wizard (20th): Twentieth-Anniversary Edition
So You Want to Be a Wizard Twentieth-Anniversary Edition - 20th Author:Diane Duane Long before wizards were a fixture on the bestseller lists, Kit and Nita were working magic with readers of all ages. In honor of the twentieth anniversary of the Young Wizards series, So You Want to Be a Wizard is now available in a deluxe hardcover edition, featuring a new afterword from Diane Duane as well as the hard-to-find Kit and N... more »ita short story "Uptown Local."« less
This maybe a YA Book but I love it.
This is what you wanted to try for/wish for/be as a kid when growing.
With it came all the trials of being a kid. The adventure,
risk, fun, and all the knowledge combined.
Yes, if you like HP [Harry Potter] you will enjoy this series.
Read it to your kids or read it YOURSELF.
Picked this up 'cause I'd heard good things about it - boy, 300-odd pages never flew by so quickly - but mostly 'cause there aren't really many words on each page. It's actually for an audience a bit younger than "YA" - good for 8-12 year olds, I'd say.
Fleeing from bullies who beat her up regularly, Nita finds a book in the library that seems to offer a magical solution. However, she soon learns that wizardry has more important aspects than just self-protection, as a matter of fact, it is bound up with preserving the world.
She and another novice wizard from the neighborhood, Kit, together with a personable white hole named Fred, set out to an eerie alternate Manhattan filled with malevolent machines and run by a satanic businessman in order to retrieve a powerful book of wizardry and save the world.