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Witch & Wizard | [James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet]

Witch & Wizard

The world is changing - the government has seized control of almost everything and kids are disappearing. For 15 year-old Wisty and her older brother, Whit, life turns upside-down when they are hauled out of bed one night, separated from their parents, and thrown into a secret compound for no reason they can comprehend, except that the new government is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
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Publisher's Summary

The world is changing - the government has seized control of almost everything and kids are disappearing.

For 15 year-old Wisty and her older brother, Whit, life turns upside-down when they are hauled out of bed one night, separated from their parents, and thrown into a secret compound for no reason they can comprehend, except that the new government is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Imprisoned together in a decrepit cell, Wisty and Whit cling to the only things they have left - a blank book, a drum stick, and each other. While searching for ways to escape, both begin exhibiting strange abilities. Maybe there is a reason they were singled out!

Can Wisty and Whit, a witch and a wizard, master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents - and maybe the world?

From James Patterson, the creator of the best-selling Maximum Ride and Daniel X novels, comes Witch and Wizard, his most terrifying and awe-inspiring series yet.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2009 James Patterson; (P)2009 Hachette

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    Jason Alanson, MI, USA 12-23-09
    Jason Alanson, MI, USA 12-23-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Quick listen, but seems quickly written."

    The narrators do as good a job as could be expected with a novel that is shallow with a simplistic plot & characters that lack any depth. For a minute I actually thought this must have been the abridged edition incorrectly labeled as unabridged but a sample download of the book on my Kindle has confirmed that this book actually is that cursorily written.

    It starts off with a bang, but everything following just falls flat.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly West Bend, WI, USA 12-23-09
    Kelly West Bend, WI, USA 12-23-09 Member Since 2007
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    "WOW ODD!!!!"

    Well, it wasn't what I expected. It was more like the telling of a 15 year old's worst nightmare. There's a strong message being sent here. I might change my mind after hearing the next installment, but for now, I have reservations. (the lingo of the kids is a bit over the top too)

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Donna A Massachusetts 12-28-09
    Donna A Massachusetts 12-28-09 Member Since 2008

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    "Terrible"

    I am about half way through this book - it is terrible. I did not like the other book that James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet wrote together and this one is not any better. I understand this is the beginning of series well I can promise I will not be continuing the series. Don't waste your time, money or credits on this book.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 12-27-09
    Patricia Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 12-27-09 Member Since 2014
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    "YUCK-Extremely Disapointing"

    I heardt the critics were comparing this book to Harry Potter. I assure you there is no comparison. This book is badly written, and difficult to follow. Under the circumstances I should be entitled to an apology and a refund.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 06-13-12
    Michelle 06-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    What did you love best about Witch & Wizard?

    It turns our world upside down.


    What other book might you compare Witch & Wizard to and why?

    Hunger Games or Harry Potter


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When they first meet up with Ceila and have to go crashing through the hallway


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rosalie laureldale, PA, USA 07-13-10
    Rosalie laureldale, PA, USA 07-13-10
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    "Witch & Wizard"

    great children's book with an interesting story line. Not really adult reading material

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Erica Essex Junction, VT, United States 01-24-10
    Erica Essex Junction, VT, United States 01-24-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Reserving judgement ...for now"

    Apparently this is the first book in a planned series. The story line itself is slow - I didn't love the narration that added way too much teen-aged valley-girl inflection. There are vibes of 1984 throughout the story - government of the people becomes a government against the people. Order above common sense, etc.

    Some reviewers mentioned Harry Potter currents - which I really didn't find to be true - perhaps only because Harry Potter also uses the terms "witch and wizard"? In my opinion, that's about where the similarity ends. Like some other reviewers I nearly stopped listening half-way through because I just wasn't getting into the story, I persisted and it did get better - but never to the level that I expect of a James Patterson novel.

    I think the series has some good potential to get better and to develop the characters further (and I hope they do). The end of the this book doesn't offer any closure though. I'll read the next book in the series when it comes out - but I'm not at all "hooked" on the concept or the series yet.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqui Stacy 08-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it"

    I love this book! great storyline, speakers draw you in! great job telling the story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 07-11-15
    Amanda 07-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good but slow"

    It was a little slow for me but worth the read. Would make a great movie.

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    Cheryl 05-28-15
    Cheryl 05-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Movie in my head"

    I liked the story and the narration but could have done without the background music. At some points they where louder than the narrators.

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