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High Wizardry - Young Wizards 3 Book Review Summary

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This is the third book in the Wizardry series. The main character in this one is Dairine, the younger sister of the teenage wizard Nita. Dairine has always yearned to have magic in her life, so that she can defeat the Darth Vaders of the universe. She gets her wish when her family's computer arrives, and she discovers that she can use the computer to do the same magical things that her sister can do. Her obsession with Star Wars leads her to travel to far away planets - and the aliens chasing after her force her to travel even farther away than that. While Nita and Kit, another wizard, search for her, Dairine learns how to use her new magic, just as she learns that the magic isn't just for fun and games. She'll need allies and every bit of knowledge she has to defeat the Lone One, who wants her dead.
This report prepared by Melissa Cookson



A sequel to "So you want to be a Wizard" and "Deep Wizardry". Nita's genius little sister Dairine becomes a wizard out of jealousy of her sister's powers, and she has amazing powers.   Too much. A computer wizard, Dairine's power lies mainly in traveling to other planets, other galaxies, even. Then Dairine takes her power too far, going to another universe. She can't get back! Dairine deals by traveling farther and farther from earth and her home. Nita and Kit chase her through the universes, hoping to catch her before it's too late
This report prepared by Susanna








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student    -   mage/magician Age:    -   a kid If magical mental powers:    -   teleportation    -   can cast many different spells

Setting

Which planet?    -   Mars    -   Jupiter    -   Saturn Earth setting:    -   20th century A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   unfriendly aliens    -   empty, or nearly empty world Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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