Enduring the teasing and ridicule of her school mates, Sadie struggles through life as a pre-teen on the eve of her 13th birthday. Three years ago, a car crash took her mother, but Sadie never saw her body. She refuses to believe her mother is really gone. Holding fast to that feeling earns her the nickname "Crazy Sadie."
Despite her one wish to be normal, Sadie only finds solace with a small group of unusual characters. These unlikely friends give her a “semi-normal” life outside of school in a bookstore where strange and mystical things seem to happen. In fact, if Sadie entertains her deepest suspicions, her friends are a little mystical.
When her birthday arrives however, Sadie finds herself whisked into a magical world that swirls just under the surface of normal, everyday life. Not only does she learn she’ll soon become a witch, but she also discovers she must battle The Syndicate to save her new world.
Faced with fantastical encounters, unexplainable transformations, and startling fears, Sadie struggles against an unknown evil – all while searching for her real identity.
This was a fun quick read about a tween whose life has just been turned upside down. It is a very short story that packs a big punch.
Sadie was a very easy to like character. One thing that was great was the fact that even though she got herself into some really sticky situations, she learned that sometimes you need to rely on others to help you out.
This book’s action moved rather swiftly. It was a very enjoyable pace. There was some really great descriptions as well.
If you enjoy reading fantasy written for the YA crowd, then you will definitely love this book.
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