Cute story that reminds you of Harry Potter!
This is actually quite a fun book! I love Diana Wynne Jones, I first read her Chrestomanci volumes and then had to read everything else she'd written, she's so entertaining! In this book, a note is found in the classroom of a rather strict school accusing someone in the class of being a witch-a serious matter, since being a witch is outlawed. There are so many twists and turns to the story, it's great! A must read!
I love this book. Its funny and will keep you fliping the pages until the end. I think this is the third book in the series but you don't need to read them in order.
This book is much more juvenile-seeming that others in this series... in an alternate world, witchcraft is still a crime punished by burning, and when a student at a boarding school makes an anonymous accusation that "someone in the class is a witch" the consequences could be dire... finally, the mysterious enchanter known as Chrestomanci has to save the day in a dramatic deus-ex-machina...
Does a good job with making all of it's rather unappealing characters (the kids at the boarding school are a quite diverse bunch of brats, dorks, bullies and etc...) gradually appear deserving of understanding and sympathy... a bit of a heavy-handed message of tolerance...
Diana Wynne Jones is one of those authors who never go out of style because they have such a special style all their own. Masquerading under fantasy Jones presents stories which take deep looks at life and its problems. Witch Week is funny, yet very thought provoking. It takes place in an alternate modern world where witches are still burned. The action occurs in a school for orphans left from these burnings. Just which one of the students is the witch - and just which one is going to find out that our talents are supposed to be used properly?
Good for any kids who want more like Harry Potter. I seem to remember some of the language and outdated terms being a little confusing, however.