Akata Witch

Akata Witch

eBook - 2011
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Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011.
ISBN: 9781101513798
Characteristics: 1 online resource (348 p.)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive


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LPL_KimberlyL Feb 03, 2018

It's easy to draw parallels between the magic of Akata Witch and the Wizard World of Harry Potter, so this is perfect if you're a fan of the latter. Nnedi Okorafor's writing style is simplistic, though her ideas are grand. A fab choice if you're looking to add a little fantasy to your life.

TechLibrarian Dec 30, 2017

Imaginative, adventurous, and a bit different--I really enjoyed this book, even as someone who does not read much young adult literature. It's pretty wholesome (hardly any swearing, a bit of smooching, minimal violence) but engrossing nonetheless. As it's set in Nigeria, readers are transported to another place/culture, though I'm sure anyone can relate to Sunny, a teen who encounters both the usual challenges associated with being a teen, and also some supernatural battles. This book is about discovering who you are what your strengths are, and overcoming whatever stands in your way. It's a pretty easy read, but also smart and fun!

Nov 28, 2017

I enjoyed this book so much. The characters reminded me of my childhood friends. An the imagery that the author brought forth, was incredible. I felt as if I was in Africa and and wanted so badly to be apart of the characters adventure. What really impressed me about this book was the fact that the four main characters each have strengths and stories of their own. I can easily see theme each having a book or so written about them. the research for areas, descriptions of clothing and dialect within that region came across so real. As if I could smell and touch the place without even being there. I can't wait to read the next book.

Nov 24, 2017

Love this book is a page turner.

KateHillier Oct 05, 2017

This was such fun and so very refreshingly different from "child finds out they have magical powers and now has to go to school or learn about them in some formalized way." The way 12 year Sunny finds out, is initiated, and navigates her new abilities and her family life and her own education is such a treat to read. As is typical with Nnedi Okorafor's previous works it's very accessible and just captivating.

AL_KELSEY Jul 13, 2017

The premise for this book seemed incredibly interesting, and the story has a strong female character, but I had a really difficult time getting into the book. I loved the magic, and the setting in Nigeria, but I felt like it took a really long time to get to the problem the young witches have to solve.

Jasmine A Stairs
May 15, 2017

I think this is the best school story I have ever read.

Feb 08, 2017

Stunningly, imaginative experience. You'll feel connected and emotionally attached to each character you encounter is this ever lasting story. The descriptions, settings and creation of Akata Witch have made this book officially one of my favourites I've ever read. Strongly recommend!

Jan 02, 2017

Get the sequel Akata warrior coming out in twenty seventeen

Jun 11, 2016

A 12 year old, albino, Nigerian girl discovers she's a witch. Think Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, but with a creepier and darker tone right off the bat. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these characters and following Sunny and her friends' journey. I'm also always a fan of a strong, female, main character. Great book!

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Nov 28, 2017

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Nov 28, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This could be a little frightening. So warning before you read.


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