“‘Not every story is true,” her father said. “And sometimes the things that were wicked become
the things that save us, and the things that were good doom us to misery and pain. We lift our
eyes to the heavens, but we live on the ground. Come. Let me show you.”’ – page 22
“The Witch’s Boy” is a young adult fantasy novel by Kelly Barnhill. The story follows Ned, a young boy who is taken in by a group of witches after his parents are killed in a tragic accident. As Ned grows up among the witches, he discovers that he has a special gift for magic, and he becomes the apprentice of the coven’s leader, Aine.
As Ned grows in power and learns more about the coven, he becomes increasingly aware of the dark secrets that surround him. He realizes that the coven is hiding something, and he starts to suspect that Aine is not the benevolent leader she appears to be.
As Ned delves deeper into the coven’s secrets, he finds himself drawn to a mysterious and powerful boy named Tinn. Together, Ned and Tinn uncover a plot to destroy the coven and the entire magical world. As they race to stop the plan, they are forced to confront the darkness within themselves and decide who they can trust.
“The Witch’s Boy” is a captivating and thought-provoking story about the power of friendship, the dangers of greed, and the importance of standing up for what you believe in. It is a must-read for fans of young adult fantasy.
Although many book reviews may characterize this as a children’s book, just as done to “Harry Potter”, think again. This book is much greater than the little fame it is given, and has the potential for much more that just a children’s novel.
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