Secret Spells

Secret Spells
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February 13, 2024
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Everyone at the Extraordinary School is excited for the Winter Solstice Grand Tournament—especially Bea! But this year's tournament will be different: Extraordinary will compete against Spellshire Academy, and there's no magic allowed! Who will emerge victorious? And will Bea's friendship with her best non-witchy friend, Ash, survive the competition?

Everyone at the Extraordinary Academy is excited for the Winter Solstice Grand Tournament, especially Bea! She’s been practicing extra-hard and is ready to rise to the challenge. But then Ms. Sparks decides that this year’s competition will be different—there won’t be any magic allowed! It will be a regular sports day, and the students at Extraordinary will compete against non-magic school Spellshire Academy. With magic firmly forbidden, which school will emerge victorious? And will Bea’s friendship with her non-witch best friend, Ash, survive the competition? With black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Told through Bea's diary entries, the Diary of an Accidental Witch series invites readers to follow Bea on a humorous journey of self-discovery as she learns where she truly belongs.

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What I liked:
For fans of the Worst Witch series, Diary of an Accidental Witch is right up your alley. We have a young witch who has some serious issues using her magic. Books open the door to exciting experiences and friendships; as we have discovered between Bea (witch) and Ash, humans can be on a dangerous path to transverse. The book is told like the previous ones in a diary format, which makes it easy for young readers to comprehend. We have the grand tournament as our central theme for this book, so Extraordinary will compete against Spellshire Academy. Who will win, and will the witches be able to stick to the rule of no magic?
Final Verdict:
I like the conversation that can be had with this series, even though we don't have friends with magic or do we know magic to hide from them. In some situations, you have a better ability than someone and end up in competition. How do you show good sportsmanship, how do you stick to the rules, and how do you maintain friendships with people who you might have to be a competitor? School competitions are a thing; we can have friends on competing teams, and there is a way to handle that.
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