- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 891 KB
- Print Length: 263 pages
- Publisher: Penelope Pipp Publishing (16 Jan. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0075SRW2E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
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Liberty ('Libby') Frye has just turned ten years old when she learns the grandmother she once thought to be dead is actually very much alive. Libby and her parents set off on a journey to visit the elderly relative, but things take a rather strange turn almost immediately...
This is a book that I'd have loved as a young reader! Libby is a strong character, likeable and endearing and I can imagine the younger me wanting to be like her. All the characters are well written, it's a great story with both drama and humour, some supernatural and a touch of mystery. The combination really works well to ensure that Liberty Frye is not a book I'll forget in a hurry. 4.5/5
"Libby didn't notice because she was happily reading a gruesome story involving the amputation of toes - an activity she found especially helpful in forgetting depressing things such as the fact that her weekend was over. In fact, she was so engrossed in all of the gory details that for the moment, she didn't even hear her pet goose, Buttercup, honking in sudden distress from below, his wings flapping angrily at the dark creature soaring above Libby in the sunny, September sky."
You see Libby is not a normal ten-year-old girl. She's a witch. But she has no idea.
I absolutely adored the characterization throughout the book. The way McCreedy describes things really makes you visualize everyone well. Even if it's just a simple description of Mr. Snookles wiping his nose with the back of his hand. Oh dear. It has a sort of Lemony Snicket vibe about it in that sense.
My only complaint is that, for me, it didn't really get rolling until the fifth chapter when they're in Germany and Libby's grandmother serves some "special" strudel to Libby's parents. But from that point on the pacing was really good.
I'd recommend this to girls who are a little young for Harry Potter. A lot of the same themes about friendship are found in this tale with Libby and her new friend Ginny.
Did I buy this book? Yes
Would I read again? Only if to someone else
Would I recommend this book? Absolutely
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When a portentously delivered letter arrives, Libby’s world begins to unravel. Her grandfather is dying and wants to see his daughter and granddaughter one last time. The Frye’s relent and, despite warnings to the contrary, set off for Germany. There, Libby’s grandmother betrays the family. Now Libby must save her parents and get safely back home. Problem is, Aunt Zelna, the most powerful Hessen witch, wants Liberty Frye as her own.
Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen pits two friends against a powerful witch who wants to become the most powerful witch the Hessen witches have ever seen. For this, she needs Libby. The reader is often not sure whom to trust and neither does Liberty. As in our lives, some characters are both good and bad. Liberty’s sheltered life puts her at a distinct disadvantage, especially when judging trustworthiness of those she encounters. In due time the readers will understand, but not until Libby and Ginny—who convinces a crazy old pilot to fly her across the Atlantic—come face-to-face with the horrid Aunt Zelna and all of her wicked powers.
Most of the chapters had me on the edge of the page, eager to know what will happen next. Because of this, I read Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen over two nights. The action is believable, as are each character; all of whom have some secret to hide. Had Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen met the requirements for a “Best Book on KLR,” it would have received 6-Stars. Few self-published books are publisher-worthy. Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen is one of those rare finds.
Kids will enjoy the Hessen witch world and Libby’s place in it. The characters are edgy and often funny. The Hessen world, past and present, is enticing and curiosities abound. The writing drew me in then the plotting and characters grabbed me. If you like witches, magic, strange happenings, and the cautious spilling of secrets, you will love Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen.
Originally reviewed on February 25, 2016 at Kid Lit Reviews.