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The Resource Seriously wicked, Tina Connolly

Seriously wicked, Tina Connolly

Label
Seriously wicked
Title
Seriously wicked
Statement of responsibility
Tina Connolly
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Camellia's adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom's a seriously wicked witch. Cam's used to stopping the witch's crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose -- and into Devon, the cute new boy at school. Suddenly Cam's got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy, Devon is sure kissing a bunch of girls. And a phoenix hidden in the school is going to explode on the night of the Halloween Dance. To stop the demon before he destroys Devon's soul, Cam might have to try a spell of her own. But if she's willing to work spells like the witch...will that mean she's wicked too?
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Review
Gr 6 Up — Camellia just received a 61 percent on her algebra test and her teacher wants to have a parent-teacher conference—which is a problem because her mother is a witch bent on world domination. When Camellia's mother summons a demon, who accidentallys gets sucked into the cute new boy at school, the teen races to find a spell that will save him, finally admitting to herself that she might be a witch too. In Connolly's witty, effervescent novel, mother-daughter angst and high school drama is spiced with a 21st-century flavor. The author constructs a magical and whimsical world, where ancient spells echo math word problems and Witchipedia is just a cell phone click away. Readers, especially those who are fans of fantasy and YA romance will adore this clever genre mash-up. Connolly has a gift for creating characters that are familiar teen archetypes yet written with engaging depth: from quirky Jenah who wears fishnet tights and claims to read auras to former-best-friend-turned-enemy Sparkle, whose mean-girl tendencies hide a deeper secret. In a refreshing turn from the tokenism prevalent in some teen fiction, several of the major characters are people of color and play pivotal roles in the protagonist's life. Camellia herself is a heroine who grows in confidence as the pressure (and the plot) mounts and whose resourceful ingenuity (and knowledge of algebra and chemistry) will have female readers cheering. VERDICT This is the beginning of a fun yet sophisticated series that should win the author new fans.—Evelyn Khoo Schwartz, Georgetown Day School, Washington, DC --Evelyn Khoo Schwartz (Reviewed May 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 5, p112)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10429368
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Connolly, Tina
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL720L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG+
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
Reading level
5.1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Seriously wicked
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witches
  • Demonology
  • Magic
  • Witches
  • Demonology
  • Supernatural
  • Magic
  • Fantasy
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Seriously wicked, Tina Connolly
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1107379
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition: May 2015.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780765375162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765375162
  • (OCoLC)890435562
Label
Seriously wicked, Tina Connolly
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1107379
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition: May 2015.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780765375162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765375162
  • (OCoLC)890435562

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