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Akata Witch - Nnedi Okorafor
Akata Witch
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Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits. And then she discovers something amazing-she is a "free agent," with... show more
Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits. And then she discovers something amazing-she is a "free agent," with latent magical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670011964 (0670011967)
Publisher: Viking Children's
Pages no: 349
Edition language: English
Series: Akata Witch (#1)
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 Akata Witch / Nnedi Okorafor
Akata Witch transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, twelve-year old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. All Sunny wants to do is be able to play football and...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
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A couple of people told me I would like this one and they were right. I loved Sunny and her friends, and the rich, evocative writing.
Book 7
Book 7 rated it
5.0 Akata Witch
This book was amazing. I've never read anything like it, and I've read a lot of fantasy - especially urban fantasy, it's always been my favorite genre. If you haven't read it, drop whatever you're doing and pick it up immediately.
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it
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For a fantasy set in Nigeria, involving not only magic but violent serial murders, this book was remarkably dull. There was a lot of walking and expositing, and the setting, which could have been excitingly different from the genre-fallbacks, was oddly blank. Except for specific things which were de...
Booklog
Booklog rated it
3.0 Akata Witch
You could think of this is Harry Potter in Africa if Harry were an albino Nigerian girl, but you'd be wrong. There are some striking similarities between the two franchises to be sure, but by the midway point I think Akata Witch gains its own legs. Mostly because Okorafor succeeds in vividly mapping...
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