The Hidden Witch (The Witch Boy #2) by Molly Ostertag

The Hidden Witch (The Witch Boy #2)

Aster and his family are adjusting to his unconventional talent for witchery; unlike the other boys in his family, he isn't a shapeshifter. He's taking classes with his grandmother and helping to keep an eye on his great-uncle whose corrupted magic wreaked havoc on the family.Meanwhile, Aster's friend from the non-magical part of town, Charlie, is having problems of her own -- a curse has tried to attach itself to her. She runs to Aster and escap...

Details The Hidden Witch (The Witch Boy #2)

TitleThe Hidden Witch (The Witch Boy #2)
Release DateOct 30th, 2018
PublisherScholastic Inc.
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Comics, Childrens, Middle Grade, Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews The Hidden Witch (The Witch Boy #2)

  • Misty
    I found this an improvement on the first volume, and am curious to see more from the world and characters, should the series continue.Review here (live 10/19/18).
  • Nicole
    Good, way more predictable than the first and seems like more of a middle filler than a sequel. While I read the first as more of an analogy for the trans experience, this one resonates with anyone being bullied for an outcast with a less than subtle metaphor for letting the anger fester inside you/the victim mentality. I hope the author continues the series, the world is great and I wish to see more.
  • Danica
    Adore seeing the characters grow and change. Hope this will be a long series over the years.
  • Kim Clifton
    Turns out this series could get even sweeter, and it did. I’m a huge fan.
  • Christy
    This was so beautiful and I may have shed some tears at the end. Full review to come!
  • Kristina Jean Lareau
    4.5 starsBetter than the first! A seamless story with great expression and emotion.
  • Kalie
    This series is a must-read for anyone, but particularly young readers, who have ever felt a crisis of identity, who have ever been made to feel like an outcast, who long to buck norms but feel a little powerless to do so. THE HIDDEN WITCH is every bit as charming as its predecessor, THE WITCH BOY, a book I’ve enjoyed putting into the hands of kids for the past year as a bookseller. Yes to more kids books that challenge gender norms and actually...
  • Sue Jackson
    Book 2 in The Witch Boy series continues the fun, colorful adventures of the witch boy and his friend, Charlie, in this fantasy graphic novel series for middle-grade readers that combines magic with real-world issues. Read my full review:
  • Jenna Iden
    What a magically perfect middle school series about friendship and expectations and cool cool magic and forgiveness. This one rivals Chmakova’s Awkward series for charm and representation. Let’s just all agree though: Charlie is the greatest.
  • Jess
    So good! Can't wait for #3!
  • Sailor
    That was so so cute and spooky and fun!
  • Esther Keller
    I like the second one better than the first one.
  • Emma (Miss Print)
    Aster's family is still adjusting to his affinity for witchery--something totally unexpected in a family where boys usually become shapeshifters. Not everyone is thrilled with Aster's witchcraft but his grandmother is more than happy to teach Aster so long as he in turn helps her try to rehabilitate his great-uncle whose own attempts to avoid shifting led to corrupted magic and all manner of havoc.Off the compound Charlie, Aster's non-magical bes...