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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis

KAT, INCORRIGIBLE
Author: Stephanie Burgis
Source: Publisher
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Atheneum (April 5, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416994475
ISBN-13: 978-1416994473

SUMMARY:

Twelve-year-old Kat Stephenson may be the despair of her social-climbing Step-Mama, but she was born to be a magical Guardian and protector of Society--if she can ever find true acceptance in the secret Order that expelled her own mother. She’s ready to turn the hidebound Order of the Guardians inside-out, whether the older members like it or not. And in a society where magic is the greatest scandal of all, Kat is determined to use all her powers to help her three older siblings--saintly Elissa, practicing-witch Angeline, and hopelessly foolish Charles--find their own true loves, even if she has to turn highwayman, battle wild magic, and confront real ghosts along the way!

MY THOUGHTS:

I have to admit, I was a little hesitant in reading and reviewing this book.  The cover is cute, it is geared for the younger teen scene, and the main theme is magic. I usually have bad experiences with younger teen books that try to come across cute with paranormal weaved into the mix.  I was honestly surprised though by reaction I had towards this book. 


From the moment I stepped into the world the author created, I fell hard for it!  While Kat could be stubborn at times, it fit the character because she is a younger tween.  The family dynamics also brought fun and drama to the mix.  What I also enjoyed was that it was set in the 1800's.  I am not a big fan of historical books, but the author has written it so wonderfully that I didn't feel that I was reading a historical tale at times. 


With great writing, magical fun, and all around great characters, this would be a delight for a younger tween to enjoy along with the adults.  If you are looking for quirky and something fun to pass the time,  then I recommend getting a copy of this book! I am glad to have found a new author to keep and eye on!


MY RATING:



Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS

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2 Comments:

Blogger Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

I loved it until you mentioned the 1800s. Those are always a hard sell for me too. But the art and the content look cute like my Lil'Gal might like it. ;-)

April 13, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

This book sounds like something my daughter and I could enjoy together!:-) I love historical books, young adult, as well as, a good tween book and I love to read about magic. I believe the same goes for my daughter. And any book that has a strong female character is always a draw. I am going to have to get this book!

April 14, 2011 at 10:13 AM  

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