Jessica Weissman, January 19, 2012
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Excellent take on the young witch/wizard trope. This one happens in Africa, with a mixture of African and African-American children who have to learn to control their powers and work together.
Lots of action, beautiful description, and swift-moving. The author does in under 300 pages what it took JS Rowling seven books to do.
One of the best books I've read in several years.