A Review of Diary of Anna the Girl Witch: Foundling Witch by Max Candee

Anna Sophia just turned 13. She feels like 13 is going to bring change and new adventure to her otherwise dreary life. She is an orphan living in an orphanage is France awaiting the day when she may be adopted. But at her thirteenth birthday party something happens that she just can explain. After that other things begun to happen, at which time she gets a mysterious letter and gift from her mother. Anna finds out that she’s a witch but she has no control over her magic. It seems to happen accidentally when her emotions are out of control. Her best friend, Gaell, was adopted by a wealthy family from town who have adopted several other girls in the past. Anna doesn’t know why, but she gets a bad feeling from them and has repeatedly refused their offer to be adopted. When Gaell’s personality begins changing, Anna knows something’s up and must find out what going on.

This story is pretty action packed from start to finish. There’s one mystery after another from her awakening magical powers to what’s going on at the Montmorency’s castle. You find yourself rooting for Anna, a very likeable young girl, who is dealing with a lot. Anna is also a good student. This story takes place near the end of the year during final exams and she is a good example of good study habits. The only thing I didn’t like about this book is that it ended on a cliffhanger and I really want to find out what happens next.

There is some violence in this book and talk about witchcraft so it may not be suitable for more conservative families. But I feel it is suitable for all age ranges, as there is no foul language or sexual themes.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 simply because it left a lot of things unanswered but I would definitely recommend it.


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