The Witches of Worm
Publish date: February 1st 1986
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
Originally posted at Here There Be Books (goes live 7/12/13).I think this is the darkest [a:Zilpha Keatley Snyder|27|Zilpha Keatley Snyder|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1210708950p2/27.jpg] book I've read yet. It's got the standard 1970s bad parent(s), a very mixed up kid, and a really creepy cat. ...
It's weird to reread this an adult because as a kid (this is true of many of Snyder's stories) it seems ambivalent whether there is actually magical stuff going on. Is her cat [gasp] a witch?! As adult it it obvious that this is an abused kid projecting crazy, rage-filled fantasies on her equally un...
There is a definite common theme in Ziplha Keatley Snyder's many books - there is always a hint of mystery and magic, but what it comes down to is she writes about troubled kids. The Witches of Worm is no exception.It's a very well done portrait of a lonely girl without friends, a single working mot...
Jessica, a very lonely twelve-year-old girl, takes in a peculiar kitten and names him Worm. Now she's doing horrible, malicious things -- is Worm making her do it?This was one of my books when I was Jessica's age. I read it a couple of times and didn't enjoy it. It was really disturbing, full of ugl...
I was reminded of this book today and once I remembered it I can't believe I had ever forgotten it. It is an amazingly creepy story about a girl who has a cat who may or may not be directing her to do evil deeds. I remember being disturbed by the book and the actions of of the characters. They di...
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