Cricket Readers Recommend

The Young Wizards Series

by Diane Duane

These books are fantastic. The first book is about a 13-year-old girl named Nita Callahan, who finds a book in her library titled So You Want to Be a Wizard. In it are all the rules to being a wizard, and what it's like. It says:

"Wizards love words. Most of them read a good deal, and indeed one strong sign of a potential wizard is the inability to get to sleep without reading something first. But their love for and fluency with words is what makes wizards a force to be reckoned with. Their ability to convince a piece of the world--a tree, say, or a stone--that it's not what it thinks it is, that it's something else, is the very heart of wizardry."

If you find the book, usually it means you are a good person to be a wizard. To become one, you take the Wizard's Oath. So Nita takes the Wizard's Oath and is soon sent on Ordeal. Ordeal is when a young wizard goes up against the Lone Power (He's sort of like satan. He created death and entropy, the process of the world ending) and tries to beat him.

This book is wonderful, and the rest of the series just gets better. If you want to read them, I'd suggest going to the website.

Average: 4.8 (11 votes)
submitted by Laura, age 11
(October 29, 2008 - 5:11 pm)

I liked the first book and have yet to read the other ones. THe first one was a little bit hard to get hooked on, but once you got into it, it was really good. I would recommend this book to anyone who does not have a short attention span. Innocent

submitted by Koffee, age 12 (going , OR
(January 20, 2009 - 11:10 pm)

These books are great! Too bad we young wizards are so few in number, though.

submitted by Cara L., age 11, USA
(September 26, 2009 - 5:27 pm)

sounds good!!

submitted by Elizabeth H
(October 27, 2009 - 10:55 pm)

It involves a guy who invented death and the process of the world ending?

...I might just have to check those out. ;)

submitted by Mary W., age 11.85, NJ
(October 28, 2009 - 6:51 pm)

This is an AMAZING series! I'm glad to see other people are reading it to. Smile

submitted by Oona Palmer , age 13, Canada
(November 4, 2009 - 12:06 pm)

I read the Young Wizard series after my friend recommended it to me. It's sooo good!

submitted by Jennifer L., age 10, NY
(November 10, 2009 - 7:08 pm)

I love this book, and all the others in the series! Best read ever! 


submitted by Emily Z., age 11, Earth
(December 18, 2009 - 8:26 pm)