The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

A magical world with female witches and male shape shifters. A wonderful story about a boy who doesn’t fit into the typical male role. He wants to learn the magic spells with the other witches but that isn’t allowed for boys. He gets teased by the other boys. He feels like a misfit. He meets a girl outside of his magical family and makes a new friend. There is trouble back at his house and he uses his forbidden witch skills to save the day.

A heartwarming story that will appeal the teens. I like how this book shows you that even though society might say something wrong, you shouldn’t listen to them. Arbitrary categories like “boy jobs” or “girl jobs” are just outdated traditions. You can do anything you are passionate about!

This is another book I grabbed from my Grade 6 reading library. I love graphic novels but they are a bit expensive; borrowing them is much better than buying them.

Rating: ★★★★★

Book #67 in my 2022 Reading Challenge

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