Sunday, January 23, 2011

Book Review: The Worst Witch Saves the Day by Jill Murphy

The Worst Witch Saves The Day by Jill Murphy
Candlewick Press, 2006
Hardcover, 150 pages
Borrowed from Library
Challenge: Hogwarts Reading Challenge

I love reading The Worst Witch series. In this book, Mildred Hubble back and getting into all sorts of trouble as usual. It's her third year in Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches and she hopes to stay on the straight and narrow but, she's not called The Worst Witch for nothing!

It's a very quick and light read. The most enjoyable part of the book is how you sympathize with Mildred even if all her mistakes are cringe worthy. Her nemesis, Ethel, is about as ruthless as any Mean Girl in a YA Fiction novel! I also enjoy comparing her to Draco Malfoy in my mind ha!

The plot, while simplistic, is engaging and has a familiar twist toward the end if you've read this series previously. I highly recommend this book for independent readers or readers of any age who enjoy stories with magic, fantasy and loveable characters!


  1. I'm so happy I saw your review! I've been wondering about this book ever since I saw that cute cover. I didn't know it was part of a series. Thanks for all the info!

  2. Hehe! Thanks for commenting on my review haha...I'm always like, is my review invisible or does everyone hate the books I read!

    And yeah it's super cute...totally start from the beginning, not that it makes that much of a difference.


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