Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky
I’m not sure exactly what this book was trying to be, but it failed pretty badly at them all. There were way too many compartmentalized storylines. I’ve read plenty of books with lots of storylines for seemingly unrelated characters that are spectacularly woven together. This one had lots of storylines for basically one character and, yet, they didn’t go together at all. The author would focus on one and then another but for the most part they weren’t related at all and one experience didn’t seem to affect her growth and development at all. It was like there were multiple individual short books cut up and pieced together. Basically, the author would focus on one storyline for a while and pretty much ignore that the others existed and then ignore that one to focus on another and so on. This made the book a bit disjointed. There were some good parts here and there, but mostly I just didn’t care about the characters and the main character and her inner dialogue was just annoying and juvenile (despite her being something like 29). It took a least a quarter of the book for me to get into it at all and even then I had trouble focusing and found my mind wandering and having to go back and reread what I had just read because it was so boring most of the time. There were a lot of grammar and usage mistakes which just contributed to my annoyance at the book. I will definitely not be continuing this series and don’t recommend reading Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft.
2 (out of 5) Stars
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