Feisty thirteen-year-old Alice Parker knows something isn't right. Aches and pains have started, she hardly sleeps and her craving for fruit is out of control. Suddenly she is top of the class in every subject. Feeling at odds with the world and being bullied by the 'coven' at school, Alice can't take much more. Only when she collapses and experiences a life-changing transformation does she learn why she is different. But with this new identity comes responsibility and Alice isn't convinced she can rise to the challenge. She just wants to be normal! The fact is she's anything but.
Forgotten tales of a magical society are catapulted into the daily life of strong, memorable female characters who readers will grow to love. An intriguing blend of realism, suspense and fantasy, a must-read for girls of 7+.
Really good story for children I would say from ages 8 on up.
Even though I was really into this book and could not put it down there were times I felt this book reminded me of Harry Potter only because of the following.
1. Rowbottom, that is the last name of the villain and girl who picks on Alice which reminded me of Neville Longbottome in H.P.
2. Year 8, yet again reminded me of H.P. No this is not a magic school just the fact that it was year 8.
3. How smart Alice is, and how she was picked on. Reminded me of Hermione in you guessed it H.P. Though I did like how it is done with Alice such as she could glance at the work and just know the answers.
But if you look past those few things this story is really good. You follow Alice on her adventure of changing which I have to say is pretty cool. You have to read to find this out. Then being a new Finwip she takes on her first mission to help out her community which is huge for a thirteen year old.