So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane

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Something stopped Nita's hand as it ran along the bookshelf. She looked and found that one of the books had a loose thread at the top of its spine. It was one of those So You Want to Be a . . . books, a series on careers. So You Want to Be a Pilot, and a Scientist . . . a Writer. But his one said, So You Want to Be a Wizard.
I don't belive this, Nina thought. She shut the book and stood there holding it in her hand, confused, amazed, suspicious--and delighted. If it was a joke, it was a great one. If it wasn't . . . ?

About Diane Duane

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DIANE DUANE is the author of nearly fifty science fiction and fantasy novels, including eight previous books in the Young Wizards series: So You Want to Be a Wizard, Deep Wizardry, High Wizardry, A Wizard Abroad, The Wizard's Dilemma, A Wizard Alone, Wizard's Holiday, and Wizards at War. Four of her Star Trek novels have been New York Times bestsellers, including Spock's World. Ms. Duane lives with her husband in rural Ireland.
Published October 1, 2003 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 403 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As two young wizards embark on a mission to preserve the universe they encounter an eerie version of Manhattan. Ages 10-up. (June)

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Nita and Kit, as wizards associated with the Book of Light with Moon, represent the angelic good that must combat the darker book and it's overlord.

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Common Sense Media

Nita and Kit are stalked by the evil Lone Power and its minions.

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Fantasy Literature

So You Want to be a Wizardcame along well before the current trend of young fantasy so one shouldn’t dismiss it as “yet another Harry Potter follower.” Wizard centers on 13-yr-old Nita, a picked-upon young teen, and 12-yr-old Kit, another lonely young teen.

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Kidz World

(Don't we all wish we could do that!) However, it is short order before a simple spell goes sideways, hurling Nita and Kit into the adventure of a lifetime and a challenge to save the universe from the destructive powers of The Lone One.

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