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HOOKY by Míriam Bonastre Tur

HOOKY

by Míriam Bonastre Tur ; illustrated by Míriam Bonastre Tur

Pub Date: Sept. 7th, 2021
ISBN: 978-0-358-46830-1
Publisher: Etch/HarperCollins

Twin witches and their friends encounter magic and mishaps in this story based on a popular WEBTOON series.

When 12-year-old witch twins Dorian and Dani Wytte miss the bus on the first day of school, it’s only the beginning of their troubles; the bus has teleported to a secret location. Not wanting to fess up to the mishap, the siblings head to their Aunt Hilde’s in hopes that she’ll be their tutor for the year and not tell their parents what happened. Instead, they uncover a plot by a community of evil witches to take power. Together with new friends, including a soothsayer, a princess, and some town kids, the twins—now suspected of being traitors—must prove their innocence and get to the bottom of everything. The central conflict plays with the ideas of good and evil as well as biases and assumptions. Many of the large cast of characters grapple with self-doubts and questions of self-worth. All the young protagonists have something to prove, and together they begin to grow. Tur’s episodic and fast-paced plotting plus a cliffhanger ending will keep readers engaged and itching for the next volume. The energetic, manga-style art matches the energy of the characters, and the dramatic color palette adds to the strong sense of this witchy world. The panel-breaking compositions are fun and support the pacing. All major characters present White.

Full of magical adventure and heart.

(Graphic fantasy. 8-12)