It’s Cody’s first day of high school. When her sister won’t let her sit with the cool kids, she is stuck at the loser’s table. There she meets Faye, a girl in a witch hat with similar life skills. Faye’s a witch—but not a Witch for Hire—at least not yet…
This teen graphic novel is a mashup of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Gossip Girl. Shy Shelbi has an online program of “self-help” to turn losers into heroes. But she also cyberbullies people into carrying out her “pranks”. Her pranks are vicious: pushing someone down a flight of stairs, and texting someone to kill themselves. Can newbie witch Faye stop Shy Shelbi? Will Cody turn into a hero?
Witch for Hire has an interesting plot that kept me engaged throughout. The identity of the real loser in the book was a genuine surprise. Faye is an intriguing character and the book’s conclusion definitely leaves room for a sequel. 4 stars!
Thanks to Amulet Books, ABRAMS Kids, and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.