Hooky by Miriam Bonastre Tur

A super cute graphic novel! Two twin witches miss the bus to go to magic school, so they play ‘hooky’! They get over to uncles house, who is also a magician. The kingdom they live in doesn’t much like witches. There is a bunch of witches trying to overthrow the king. The twins get caught up in this. Along the way, the princess of the kingdom gets thrown into the mix. There are hormones at play and it is oh so cute.

This is an adorable graphic novel that teens would love. It explores themes of friendship, and fighting for what is right. The illustrations are too kawaii. The dialogue is a bit clunky in places but it doesn’t distract from the story. This is the first in the series. There are no cliffhangers to this graphic novel, but I’m still curious to see how the young love of some of these characters blossoms.

I needed to read this to take a break from the super depressing book I’m currently reading, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder. If you need a break from the book you’re reading, or just from the year 2022, pick this up!

Rating: ★★★★★

Book #72 in my 2022 Reading Challenge

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