Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Well Witched

Well Witched by Frances Hardinge
Tweens Ryan, Carrie, and Josh do not realize the price they will pay when they steal coins from an old wishing well. The stolen coins bind them into the service of the spirit who inhabits the well and grants wishes. The three friends are given special powers to aid them as they begin fulfilling their obligation to the Well Spirit. They realize, however, that the spirit does not always have the wishers' best interests at heart. As Ryan and Chelle begin to disobey the Well Spirit, Josh's character takes a sinister turn as he embraces his new power.

1 comment:

Kathleen Foucart said...

...With simple, yet powerful, imagery and complex characters, Hardinge creates a place in the modern world for the folklore and mythology of the past. Well-placed humor lightens many tense moments, and overall, this is a fantastic book recommended for readers of any age.