The Witch's Boy

The Witch's Boy

By Kelly Barnhill

9 ratings 15 reviews 7 followers
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 10 - 9Z4.786300
A Washington Post Best Book of 2014
A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2014
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014
A Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" 2014

The wrong boy will save your life, and you will save his.

When Ned and his identical twin brother tumble from their raft into a raging river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived. But when a Bandit King comes to steal the magic Nedā€™s mother, a witch, is meant to protect, itā€™s Ned who safeguards the magic and summons the strength to protect his family and community.

Meanwhile, across the enchanted forest that borders Nedā€™s village lives Ɓine, the resourceful and pragmatic daughter of the Bandit King, who is haunted by her motherā€™s last wordsto her: ā€œThe wrong boy will save your life and you will save his.ā€ When Ɓineā€™s and Nedā€™s paths cross, can they trust each other long enough to stop the war thatā€™s about to boil over between their two kingdoms?
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Published on 9/15/2015
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 400

Book Reviews (15)

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Awesome book. Im using this book for a book report. im in 8th grade and it is awesooome. Suggesting it to my classmates and my sister (twin lol) because it so goooood!!!

This book is so good! It all started when two boys were playing in a stream and one of them drowns. The people of the village are conviced that the wrong boy lived.(No, not by the opposite boy, the boy who is clumsy and studders. Then two kingdoms try to battle each other to say that they are better. But Ned, the wrong boy, and Aine, the daughter of the Bandit King meet and go on the adventure of a lifetime to stop war from boiling over.

It is sad in the beginning, I'm only on page 30 but it is good so far

The wrong boy died. That is the premise of this beautiful story of a boy who tries to defend his family's magic, the girl who tries to help him, and the man who is ruthlessly hunting him. Perfect for fans of Jinx or Peter Nimble.

I LOVED this book. Its so nice that the boy protected his mother when you would think the mother protects him. Its a really good book.

In the end, the wrong boy survived, Ned. Everyone's certain about this until.............. When the Bandit King comes over, trouble comes with him. He begins by trying to steal Ned's mom's magic and a war is waged...... Read to find out what happens next.

Sounds cool

I did not really like this book. The plot was a bit scattered and it was a little confusing. I don't recommend this book unless you have nothing else to do.

The Witches boy was not one of my favorite books. I didn't really get the story. The characters were very strange. I don't think I would recommend this book.

i think it should be a good book!!!!

I so want to read this book! I hope I get to read this book soon.

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