This is an old review that I wrote about Carolyn MacCullough's Once a Witch. I received an Advanced Review Copy and was so excited. Hopefully, I will get to do that again soon.
When giving examples of a "page turner", this is a book that I will hold up as an example to my middle school students. There is a great balance of sentiment and action in this book. When the characters had to time travel, I sighed in a resigned way, but it was handled very well and furthered the plot greatly. My students will relate to Tamsin. I don't think her "racy" actions are anything they haven't seen or even done before. This will be a much loved addition to our "mystical teenage girl" collection.