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    The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner was than okay In fact, it was actually a rather fun and cute book with a bit of an insightful look into the Salem witch hunts Now, this is definitely of a kids book and doesn t really get into a lot of the deeper subjects that surround what went on back in those days, but it still touches base on some aspects of the situation The story follows a young girl called Moth, someone who generally doesn t fit in at school and whose best friend really does appear to be her mother, as she comes into her magic and learns all about both her family s history and the powers that she was always destined to have and her mother wants to run away from With the help of an old friend who s been brought back as a Cat, Moth peruses her mother s old journal in order to learn the truth of both her magic and her ancestry and the story turns out to be a lot fascinating than she ever could have realized, for you seeMoth and her mother live in modern times.When a new boy moves to town, Moth finally manages to make a friend with whom to navigate this crazy new world she s been introduced to He manages to help make her experience learning the new changes in her life a little fun and purposeful Of course, with the secrets of her mother s past and the truth behind who her new friend s father is, not everything in this coming of age story is going to develop smoothly And when Moth s mother s past materializes into something a bit than a past left behind, everything begins to change.I really enjoyed reading The Okay Witch Unlike most graphic novels, this one actually came to a rather satisfying conclusion rather than leaving us with a ridiculous and annoying cliffhanger as we eagerly await to find out what happens next, frustrated that the story ended so quickly and there wasn t to it This one very much felt like a full story, complete with a satisfying character arc and conclusion to the encroaching conflict It had wonderful characters, an exciting plot, and fantastic artwork And The Okay Witch is a perfect story for the age group that it s intended for I definitely know I would have enjoyed it immensely had I read it at that age.I will admit that a part of the resolution at the end seemed a bit forced but other than that this was an excellent story that I m grateful to have gotten a chance to read and would certainly recommend I don t know if I d go out of my way to buy it since I don t really see myself re reading the story, but I will definitely keep a look out to see if there are any sequels since I d love to see what happens next for young Moth and her journey of becoming a witch of the modern world It s somewhat Sabrina eque I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Twitter Reader Fox Blog Instagram

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    Synopsis When an awkward 13 year old, Moth Hush, discovers that she is descended from a long line of powerful witches life becomes anything but average With the help of her mom and a bevy of zany characters she goes on an awesome adventure to reclaim her heritage.Review I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review I initially requested this graphic novel from NetGalley for my 13 yo daughter While perusing a list of new releases for middle schoolers, she was drawn to this one both by the cover art and the synopsis which she claims to relate to She asked about it nonstop and inspired me to read along The story starts in much the same way all coming of age stories start Meet awkward pre teen, Moth Hush She lives in a single family home above a thrift gift shop with her mother, Calendula Hush and wishes to be special The relationship between mother and daughter initially great, but it becomes strained after a strange occurrence at school On Halloween, very shortly after her 13th birthday, Moth discovers that she possesses a powerful gift quite by accident Terrified at the changes her body was going through, she seeks the help of her mother Here s when the strain starts Turns out, not only does mom have the same gift, she s been secretly hoping that Moth did not In fact, her mother has gone out of her way to avoid her gift due to a painful experience in the past After a very strained conversation, moth agrees to her mother s terms but very quickly breaks her promise.From this point on, I was completely invested in this story The author does a superb job in her depiction and growth of each character The character interactions were so real, and each very relatable I found myself annoyed at Moth, then overjoyed when she and her mother make up I felt a bit silly feeling my eyes mist at the apex of the final battle, but I ll admit it here There were a few laugh out loud moments as well as I revisited my own awkward early teen years I recommend this book to young and not so young women who enjoy quirky, coming of age tales with a paranormal twist.

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    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley The Okay Witch is than okay It s absolutely charming I adored this book and everything about it art, story, characters, EVERYTHING Moth is thirteen and doesn t fit in at school and when she suddenly discovers she has magical powers, that doesn t exactly help much This is a story packed with genuine heart The tone is light, but there are heady issues addressed with a delicate hand Moth is a wonderful, relatable heroine, but the entire cast is fantastic including a talking cat who threatens to steal the whole show I loved, loved, loved how inclusive it is A subplot involving the said talking cat and a beloved actually made me get teary eyed at one point.I mean, really Start reading because it s about magic and a smart girl and because the art is fantastic, and keep reading because you find everything about this book is fantastic This is not only a 5 star read for me, but I m adding it to my nomination list for the Norton Award.

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    THE OKAY WITCH is chock full of humor, heart, and whole lot of magic Moth, as she learns she is a witch and discovers that she holds the power to decide who she wants to be, empowers readers to embrace their own identities, no matter the quirks Come for the magic and the talking cat , stay for the nuanced takes on family, legacies, and growing up.

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    Emma Steinkellner really did an amazing job on this debut book And I m going to be addressing authors personally from now on because they deserve it Also I feel like Goodreads culture can be a bitnot so kind sometimes and I want authors to know I appreciate them Thank you BOOKEXPO for the free ARC I digress. This book is a delightful mix of whimsy, history, empowerment, and accepting others and yourself Imagine your favorite Miyazaki movie mixed with Hocus Pocus Plus current social justice issues and the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts, though SO GOOD And SPOILER the history and time travel was so unexpected I actually learned something new which I think is based on real life that during all the factory fires in the 1800 s, the owners of those factories made money off the women and men who worked for them from their insurance if they died in the fires I also read her bio and the author studied Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at StanfordSO cool This book is everything I want in a GN and so much including a talking cat who is really the spirit of the main character s family friend and who identifies on the LGBTQ spectrum YES a talking gay cat What Are you in my head Emma This is just PURRfect Also I believe this is a subtle nod to our current day commander in chief AND spoiler alert this is said by the mayor who turns out to be one of the witch hunters This is what it means to be a Kramer These are the great men of historyWe made it great Even when they got in the way AKA lots of use of the word, GREAT So much good context on how our society was built upon capitalistic, racist and patriarchal values and how we aren t Great and never have been, but how we need to work hard to be better Thanks, Emma I hope you and other authors write and amazing, informative, and uplifting books like this one

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    Moth Hush has always been into witchy things and has always felt different and when bullies try to ruin her Halloween, her unknown powers are awakened When she runs back home after an incident from her awakening powers, she learns her mother has been keeping the secret of their family s history of witches and finds out their family is the center of the town s history.While Moth s mother has her reasons for not wanting Moth practicing or learning magic, Moth curiosity has her digging deeper Along with her new friend who s a talking cat, she gets sucked into an enchanted diary and unlocks a hidden witch world.I really enjoyed the characters Loved the illustrations The story was heartfelt, had some comedy and showed how history and judgment can be overcome Thank you NetGalley as well as the author for the opportunity to read and enjoy this book.

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    Disclaimer I received a copy of this book from the publisher This does not impact my review which is honest and unbiased I was instantly intrigued by The Okay Witch And I was surprised not only with the charming illustration style, but the way Steinkellner is able to balance a story about family, unique history of witches, and people s ability to change It s one of those graphic novels that has than meets the eye Discussing origins, repeating our family s mistakes, and hope, The Okay Witch is also about families and forgiveness It s about responsibility and power, our duty to our community, and our family I love how The Okay Witch plays with the concept of a good, bad, and okay witch What does it mean to be a good or a bad witch I feel like we ve heard these titles thrown around and Steinkellner looks at this place in between The Okay Witch is about placing trust in ourselves, reaching out to the ones we love around us, and the idea about staying true to our home and community It s about the need to be our own person, our own witch, and seeing the possibility of change When we tally up everything done against us, everything that s been said, it s hard to see the possibility of change, of something than a repetition of history But that s why The Okay Witch is so tender because it s about our hope for change.

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    Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy I really like the art style and the colors in the beginning parts The story was pretty good I liked how family came together in the end That doesn t always happen I liked learning about Moth s family I loved the cat in this, I usually always love cats though.

  9. says:

    This was very cute

  10. says:

    I loved it RTC I am also thrilled to be participating in a blog tour for this great graphic novel, come visit my blog on September 9th

Sabrina The Teenage Witch Meets Roller Girl In This Hilarious, One Of A Kind Graphic Novel About A Half Witch Who Has Just Discovered The Truth About Herself, Her Family, And Her Town And Is Doing Her Best To Survive Middle School Now That She Knows Everything Magic Is Harder Than It LooksThirteen Year Old Moth Hush Loves All Things Witchy But She S About To Discover That Witches Aren T Just The Stuff Of Movies, Books, And Spooky Stories When Some Eighth Grade Bullies Try To Ruin Her Halloween, Something Really Strange Happens It Turns Out That Founder S Bluff, Massachusetts, Has A Centuries Old History Of Witch Drama And, Surprise Moth S Family Is At The Center Of It All When Moth S New Powers Show Up, Things Get Totally Out Of Control She Meets A Talking Cat, Falls Into An Enchanted Diary, And Unlocks A Hidden Witch World Secrets Surface From Generations Past As Moth Unravels The Complicated Legacy At The Heart Of Her Town, Her Family, And HerselfIn This Spellbinding Graphic Novel Debut, Emma Steinkellner Spins A Story Packed With Humor And Heart About The Weird And Wonderful Adventures Of A Witch In Progress