Witch Week Book Summary and Study Guide

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Taking place in another alternate world, this society is exactly like the world of Chrestomanci--except they burn witches. Several students at a boarding school discover that themselves are witches, and struggle to keep their identity a secret. When an inquisitor comes to the school to take away witches to be burned, they flee. When they are given a spell to summon Chrestomanci, he is astonished that the world is so similar to his, yet still persecutes witches. His task is to right whatever went wrong, before society catches up with them
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On an alternate Earth, magic is illegal and witches are persecuted - but even so, lots of people are witches. Including, it seems, one of the students in form 6B at Larwood House, a boarding school for witch orphans; strange things are happening all over the school - strange birds appearing, shoes disappearing, knitting transformed. Who's the witch? Or is there, perhaps, more than one? The best element of this book, though, is the perfect portrayal of the ways children treat each other. Anyone who remembers school yard politics will relate to - and love - this funny, accurate book.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   coping with mental/magical powers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

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


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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