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Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wizard)

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ISBN13: 9780316036245
ISBN10: 0316036242
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Everything is about to change. The government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now kids are disappearing. For 15 year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside-down when they are hauled out of bed one night, separated from their parents, and thrown into a secret compound for no apparent reason. It's clear that the new government will stop at nothing to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager.

For the sister and brother, the chaos started when Whit's girlfriend, Celia, was spirited away in a black van, never to be seen or heard from again. Locked inside their cells, the two fear that they have been taken to the very same complex that swallowed Celia and realize that a daring escape is their only hope of survival.

While imprisoned together, Wisty and Whit start exhibiting strange abilities and powers they never knew they possessed. Their new talents lead them to believe that maybe there is a reason they were singled out. Can this newly minted witch and a wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world?

Review:

"Patterson (the Maximum Ride books) and Charbonnet launch a new series about political and cultural oppression, which suffers from some questionable storytelling choices. Ordinary teenagers Whit and Wisty are taken from their house by representatives of the oppressive 'New Order.' Accused of being a wizard and a witch, they're thrown in a dank prison to await execution. While there they begin to master previously unknown powers and, thanks to some otherworldly help, they manage to escape and are united with the resistance movement. The authors rely on coincidence and plot holes — each teen is allowed to bring one possession into the otherwise barbaric jail, and thus end up with magical implements. The story is further undercut by frequent recapping and short chapters, alternately narrated by the siblings, which break up the narrative for no perceivable reason. There's some fun world-building, including a stream of thinly disguised pop culture references in Wisty and Whit's alternate world (from the books of Gary Blotter to the artist Margie O'Greeffe), but even these are inconsistent (their world also includes Red Bull and the adjective Dickensian) and come across as groaners. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they'd never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world?

Synopsis:

Torn from their family and slammed into prison, a sister and brother must master their powers to save the world that they love. From the "New York Times"-bestselling creator of the Maximum Ride series, and his coauthor for "Sundays at Tiffany's," comes a new novel of paranormal adventure.

Synopsis:

YOUR BOOKS, MUSIC, AND ART--BANNED BY THE NEW ORDER!

Everything is about to change. The government has seized control of every aspect of society, and this is the astonishing testimonial of Wisty and Whit Allgood, a sister and brother who were torn from their family in the middle of the night, slammed into prison, and accused of being a witch and a wizard. Thousands of young people have been kidnapped; some have been accused; many others remain missing. Their fate is unknown, and the worst is feared--for the ruling regime will stop at nothing to suppress life and liberty, music and books, art and magic . . . and the pursuit of being a normal teenager.

About the Author

James Patterson was selected by readers across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the highly praised Middle School books, I Funny, Confessions of a Murder Suspect, and the Maximum Ride, Witch and Wizard, Daniel X, and Alex Cross series. His books have sold over 260 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Gabrielle Charbonnet is the coauthor of Sundays at Tiffany's with James Patterson, and has also written many books for young readers. She lives in North Carolina.

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sadisticartist, August 25, 2010 (view all comments by sadisticartist)
James Patterson has done it again! He has created protagonist's that have enough sarcasm in their vocabulary to keep your eyebrow's quirking and your fingers turning the pages. You laugh at their insults to authority, cheering them on when they've escaped. As always James Patterson has created a masterpiece in a kind of modern day salem witch trials, where the grown ups are wacky.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316036245
Author:
Patterson, James
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Author:
Le
Author:
Charbonnet, Gabrielle
Author:
Charbonnet, Gabriel
Author:
Wood, Elijah
Author:
Locke, Spencer
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Occult fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Siblings; Brothers and sisters; Magic; Life changes; Fear; Grief; Occultism
Subject:
Brothers and sisters; Totalitarianism; Teenagers; Magical powers; Occultism; Abduction; Missing children; Magic; Dystopias; Sorcery; Escaped prisoners; Resistance movements; Witches; Wizards
Subject:
Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Witch and Wizard
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.65 lb
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 368 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316036245 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Patterson (the Maximum Ride books) and Charbonnet launch a new series about political and cultural oppression, which suffers from some questionable storytelling choices. Ordinary teenagers Whit and Wisty are taken from their house by representatives of the oppressive 'New Order.' Accused of being a wizard and a witch, they're thrown in a dank prison to await execution. While there they begin to master previously unknown powers and, thanks to some otherworldly help, they manage to escape and are united with the resistance movement. The authors rely on coincidence and plot holes — each teen is allowed to bring one possession into the otherwise barbaric jail, and thus end up with magical implements. The story is further undercut by frequent recapping and short chapters, alternately narrated by the siblings, which break up the narrative for no perceivable reason. There's some fun world-building, including a stream of thinly disguised pop culture references in Wisty and Whit's alternate world (from the books of Gary Blotter to the artist Margie O'Greeffe), but even these are inconsistent (their world also includes Red Bull and the adjective Dickensian) and come across as groaners. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they'd never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world?
"Synopsis" by , Torn from their family and slammed into prison, a sister and brother must master their powers to save the world that they love. From the "New York Times"-bestselling creator of the Maximum Ride series, and his coauthor for "Sundays at Tiffany's," comes a new novel of paranormal adventure.
"Synopsis" by , YOUR BOOKS, MUSIC, AND ART--BANNED BY THE NEW ORDER!

Everything is about to change. The government has seized control of every aspect of society, and this is the astonishing testimonial of Wisty and Whit Allgood, a sister and brother who were torn from their family in the middle of the night, slammed into prison, and accused of being a witch and a wizard. Thousands of young people have been kidnapped; some have been accused; many others remain missing. Their fate is unknown, and the worst is feared--for the ruling regime will stop at nothing to suppress life and liberty, music and books, art and magic . . . and the pursuit of being a normal teenager.

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