Dependable, Intermediate, J.A. White, Andrea Offermann, Witchcraft, Sorcery, Addiction, Dark, Nightmares
Kara’s mother is killed for witchcraft when Kara is only six years old. She grows up as an outcast, doing her best to take care of her little brother, Taff, and her distant father. The villagers believe that nothing is more evil than magic except the Thickety, the forest where Sordyr lives. One day a bird lures Kara into the Thickety and she discovers a book that may have belonged to her mother. In spite of the danger that she is in from associating with magic, Kara can’t stop feeling drawn to the book and discovering new ways to use the new magic she is exposed to. Kara has to discover the secrets behind her mother’s witchcraft to save her little brother and the village from another more devious magic user. Kara learns that magic is power, and power often kills.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Thickety: A Path Begins,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 36
, Article 56.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol36/iss6/56