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Goodreads Synopsis:

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The average ten-year-old girl seldom travels far from home. She doesn’t worry about being kidnapped by witches or imprisoned in medieval castles where children are ensnared to meet their unspeakable demise. She rarely gives thought to curses, potions and magic. She certainly isn’t concerned about risking life and limb to decipher ancient rites and lost treasures….

But Liberty Frye is about to discover that she is not just your average girl.

When a cryptic note from long-lost relatives arrives, the news it brings flips Libby’s small-town existence upside down. Soon, she finds herself lured to a foreign land where retired witches, talking bats and geriatric World War II pilots await. It’s up to Libby to unravel the sinister plot that brought her there in the first place, but in so doing, she’ll uncover a shocking secret that will change her life forever … if she survives the challenge.

Hott Review:

What I liked: I generally enjoyed this book. It was a bit confusing in places, but I think it was just because I was reading too fast. There was nothing that I believe should deter middle-graders from reading this. Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen is a solid read with an interesting storyline and a fun plot. I’ll be adding it to my children’s TBR list 😉 .

What I didn’t like: The book’s intro features a drunk neighbor and I almost put the book down thinking this had been improperly categorized, however, luckily I read a few more pages and found that my first impression was terribly inaccurate!

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Author: J.L. McCreedy
Source: Free Read Dec 19, 2012
Grade: B+
Ages: 10+
Setting: Mississippi & Germany

Author Bio:

J.L. McCreedy is a shoe-string traveler, a street food fanatic and a (confused) attorney who prefers writing stories over legal briefs. And for fun, whenever possible, she drags her splendid husband across the globe on ill-planned, shoestring adventures.

Wherever she might be, she loves to hear from readers and can be reached at:

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  4 Responses to “Review | Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen”

  1. I’m glad to see your review on this one. My daughter and I need to read this soon! 🙂

  2. Thanks for the review, Gina! I’m thrilled you liked it … and grateful you didn’t stop at Delbert Snookles. 🙂

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