Witch & Wizard

Witch & Wizard

Book - 2009
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When a dystopian government controls every aspect of society, siblings Wisty and Whit Allgood may be the world's only hope in this magical beginning of James Patterson's Witch & Wizard series.

Everything is about to change. The government has seized control of every aspect of society, and this is the astonishing story of Wisty and Whit Allgood, a sister and brother who were torn from their family in the middle of the night, slammed into prison, and accused of being a witch and a wizard. Thousands of young people have been kidnapped; some have been accused; many others remain missing. Their fate is unknown, and the worst is feared-for the ruling regime will stop at nothing to suppress life and liberty, music and books, art and magic . . . and the pursuit of being a normal teenager.

Baker & Taylor
Torn from their parents in a society increasingly controlled by the government, siblings Wisty and Whit are incarcerated in a totalitarian prison where they discover they have incredible supernatural powers.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316038348
Characteristics: 314 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Charbonnet, Gabrielle
Alternative Title: Witch and wizard


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Apr 20, 2019

This book wasn't the best book Iv'e read. I mean there's a lot of other books that are better, like the Percy Jackson series. This book took me a whole month to finish.... sooo your choice if you want to read this book. I usually don't leave a series that I start reading incomplete but this would make an exception.

Dec 20, 2015

" This book is a amazing book to read and it is also a great thriller that makes you keep reading." Review submitted by Cohen for the Minecraft Book Review Raffle.

Jun 30, 2015

Honestly I don't know what is all the hype about Patterson. Everyone tells me how he is the greatest writer in America currently. This is BS. To be honest I haven't read a book this bad in a while. Ive read some other Patterson and they were okay if you could get past the sheer awful writing. I have a feeling that Patterson has ghost writers though. Seriously, how many books can a man publish in one year?! My first complain for not just "Witch & Wizard" but all of his books is the terrible character development. I personally like books that have good stories and characters. Also, I have five siblings all of which are younger than me (ages ranging from 2 to 13) and they all write better than Patterson! Do me a favor and do not pick up any book from this author no matter how much you want to.

roby922 Apr 20, 2015

Hey, I've just noticed that many people are saying that they dislike the humor in this book. The entire book is highly sarcastic, and, if you don't like sarcasm, you probably won't like it. I am a fan of sarcasm. If you don't know what I'm talking about, I'll explain: Ron Weasley is EXTREMELY sarcastic, for those of you that have read Harry Potter. This is not adolescent humor, as some of you are saying. Just something for you to bear in mind in the future

Dec 26, 2014

This book reads like an outline. Very skimpy with details even for a tween book.

Nov 13, 2014

Amazing book. I like the plot of the story.

Aug 19, 2014

I have read a couple of James Patterson's adult books and some teen ones and they were wonderful, but this book was a total let down. It was a rip off of Harry Potter with terrible character and story development. I had a hard time caring about the main characters and the comedy did not mesh well with the story. Ugh. I will pass on the rest of this series. Sorry JP and unknown writer.

Little_Miss_Crazy Mar 21, 2014

This is one of my favorite YA books of all time. Patterson kept me at edge with this fantasy adventure novel that made me excited. I recommend this book to anyone who likes the Maximum Ride series and is older then 10.

Nov 15, 2013

First book in the set. Read this in one sitting. James Pattersons YA novels are great for everyone. Packed with action and a fast moving story that still has heart. Male or female, young or old this one is good stuff. Will be reading the rest in the series.

Aug 15, 2013

Awesome story-line, and Svetlana Chmakova's( that's actually how you spell her name)artwork is amazing. Check out some of her books, like the Nightschool series.

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Aug 15, 2013

Brisingr2000 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Mar 10, 2013

Zelda_girl thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 25

bookgeek101 Feb 26, 2013

bookgeek101 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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red_wolf_448 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 18

Dec 03, 2012

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Jul 30, 2012

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Michaelle1 Jul 07, 2012

Michaelle1 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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violet_butterfly_2029 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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red_hyena_19 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Mar 07, 2016

It was hard to read, it didn't hook me if you know what i mean.

Jul 15, 2015

Basically it is about two teenagers who find out that they are a witch and a wizard.
First they are sentenced to death by the One Who Judges then they are busted out of prison by Whit's girlfriend who apparently was murdered.
The travel through the shadow land and make it to Garfunkle's. They bust hundreds of kids out of prison and Whisty burns the building down. They go back to Garfunkle's and from there they see their parents as half lives.


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bookgeek101 Feb 26, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Being as they are taken from there homes it might be scary for younger readers.


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Michaelle1 Jul 07, 2012

“Have you been playing in toxic waste lately? ”
― James Patterson, Witch & Wizard

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