The XYZs of Being Wicked

The XYZs of Being Wicked

For Ages: 9 - 13
When a young witch goes off to boarding school, she discovers powers that leave her with a challenging choice.

Eleven-year-old Hallie is more thrilled than you might think to be shipping off to boarding school. After seeing how horrible “normal” kids can be—kids like her former BFF, Kendall Scott—Hallie figures The Dowling Academy School of Witchcraft will be a welcome fresh start. Plus, it’s a chance to make her dad proud that she’s continuing family traditions and becoming the best kind of witch, just like her legendary great-great-grandmother.

But when Hallie arrives at Dowling, she’s dismayed to discover her roommate will be none other than awful Kendall. And when Hallie’s witching talents take a turn for the dark side, she must determine whether it’s abilities or choices that distinguish the good from the wicked.
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481401074 | 
  • July 2014 | 
  • Grades 4 - 8
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The XYZs of Being Wicked One
Mom’s voice is clipped and irritated when she taps her watch. “Tick tock, Hallie.”

I keep my eyes on the television. “When this is over.”

The television clicks off, and I huff out a big breath. I hate it when she does that.

“I’m not packing for you, no matter how long you put it off.”

I lie down on the couch and groan. “I’ll do it later. Who knows when I’ll get to see my shows again.”

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Lara Chapman

Lara Chapman lives with her family in Central Texas, where she teaches high school English. She reads and writes daily and is rarely—if ever—found without her laptop and phone. Lara has a lifelong love affair with animals, especially daschunds, and always has an animal or two snuggled close when writing.

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