Thursday, October 22, 2015

Book Review: The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams

The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams

by Rhonda Hayter

We've been reading up a storm lately even with homework.
These fun reads help us center ourselves and release stress.
Do you like to read for fun? Can you fit in fun reads over the school year?
This is one of the books Xyra and I picked up at the library used book sale.
On with the show!


Oh, Abbie! I'm so glad you were kind to that kitten! 
A super fun read! I'm glad Abbie figured out the mystery, I don't like to think what could have happened to all of our technological advances if she hadn't.


I was reaching for the dictionary a few times. 
I like when that happens - you can still learn things when reading for fun.


Wow! Kind of hectic - what Abbie went through not the story. This was a great read filled with exciting situations.


This was a fun, quick read. I didn't want to put it down and the chapters flowed together so well. I loved the chapter titles and all the lessons Abbie learned in her quest to find out what was happening and why the kitten acted the way he did.


Great story. Shows how much could go wrong if greedy people had access to time travel. 
It really is a good thing all the Time Turners at the Ministry of Magic were destroyed. Now they just have to find all the time travel spells and charms and take them out of action too. ;-)


The Witchy Worries of Abbie AdamsThe Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a fun read! If you have ever had an extensive conversation with a young person who is excited about telling you about his/her day or a recent adventure, then you will understand when I tell you this was stream of consciousness for the tween reader! It was cool!

Abbie Adams tells the reader the ups and downs of being a young witch including asides; vocabulary words; visits to the principal's office; encounters with her little brother, loving aunt, understanding best friend, an evil witch, a very unique kitten, etc.; disobeying parents; time outs; lessons learned, and more.

In many witchy worlds we are told magic should not be used for personal gain. Other worlds, like this one, allow for magic use in many more instances with a few rules about the type of magic that can be used on non-magic folk. In this story we encounter a bad guy who crosses that line and tries to change history on a major level.

[I chuckled shortly after starting this book because the main character is named after the second president's wife - Abigail Adams. I had to chuckle again just now as I was going to start a paragraph, "The Adams family..."]

This was a great story to see someone come to terms with a lot of different things in their life. Not super deep things, but the things that are basic life essentials when dealing with friends and family. Great chapter titles too (Egg on My Face).

Yes, this is for grades 3-5 but it's a fun chapter book with some nice 5-dollar and 10-cent words, lots of action and adventure, and lessons learned.

Kid Lit Blog Hop

A great way to find other fun things to read is by visiting the blogs of other reviewers or authors.
A friend pointed us toward the Kid Lit Blog Hop and we've enjoyed being a part of the hop. We've even found books to give as gifts. Do you do book reviews in your blog? do they fit the criteria? Then jump in the hop. It's very easy to do.

Happy reading!



  1. Thanks for joining the hop! I'll keep my eye out for this book--looks like a fun, quick read.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. We're glad you enjoyed the review. It was a fun read.

  2. What an entertaining review! Thanks. Our readers are still a bit young for this, but I bet its a good book. Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

    1. Hi! Thank you for stopping by. We're glad you liked our review. :)