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Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen

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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....

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Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published February 4th 2012 by Penelope Pipp Publishing
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Claire Hill
Thanks to author J. L. McCreedy for the review copy of this novel, which is aimed at teen/young adult readers.

Liberty ('Libby') Frye has just turned ten years old when she learns the grandmother she once thought to be dead is actually very much alive. Libby and her parents set off on a journey to visit the elderly relative, but things take a rather strange turn almost immediately...

This is a book that I'd have loved as a young reader! Libby is a strong character, likeable and endearing and I can
Jalyn Ely
I’m pretty sure I had a good reason when I picked this up, but come time to write a review and I can’t remember what made me want to read this.

Libby was okay. I think the main reason I didn’t like her a lot is she was 10. She had a bold, fearless personality that I’m sure I would have loved in a teenager, but I wasn’t so crazy about her as a ten-year-old.

I think the story really should have been about Ginny. She went from shy and timid when Libby met her to brave and courageous at the end of the
I am always happy to be able to read and review a good middle grade fiction book. While I am past the target age group, I like to read a wide variety of things, and sometimes a book like this is just the ticket. It didn't take me long into reading this book to realize that Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen is one of my favorite kinds of books--the ones with strong female characters. Libby may be ten years old, but she has a mind that, to me, reads far beyond her age. Her as the main charact ...more
Natalie Montanaro
Most little girls are content with making friends, enjoying summer vacations, planning parties, baking cookies and generally caught up happily in the routines of everyday school and family life. Not Liberty Frye! She’s a spunky, cynical, energetically brave and oftentimes somewhat impatiently irritable young lady whose own unbelievable adventure is just about to begin.
J. L. McCreedy writes a novel that whispers hints of old Grimm, the likes of Hansel and Gretel’s horrible plight, Harry Potter’s
Lisa Tobleman
This is a review of a Netgalley edition. It was free in return for an honest review (this is the same review from my blog)

This is a dark tale along the lines of classic fairy tales, but without the charm and sparkle that I like to see in a middle grade book. It is not poorly written, and the main character Libby is likable but there were too many times when the dialog either vaulted me out of the story “vat is dat?” …. or I just had to sit back and go “wait what just happened?”. The small German
Emilie Vecera
Libby Frye is a somewhat ordinary girl, except her parents blame her for everything and keep secrets from her and always tell her it’s for her own good. She’s learned to live with her overbearing mother and father. When a mysterious yellow envelope appears and her parents decide they’re going to Germany to see her grandfather, Libby is ecstatic. Her parents are bringing her with, and they’ve promised to tell her everything when they return from Europe. Except then her grandmother poisoned her pa ...more
Samantha Grayson
This book is so good it should come with a health warning. I got so engrossed in reading it I managed to walk into a wall and miss the glass when pouring a drink thanks to this book. Yes, if you do read and you would be missing a treat if you didn’t read it, do not multi task!
The characters are so adorable and come to life to vividly that I half expect them to walk down the road any moment. Their adventure is fantastic and I would love to read more. I could easily become addicted to this author.
Roxanne Crouse
I don't normally read middle-grade novels, but I'm glad I read this one. Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen by J.L. McCreedy is a well plotted, fun, adventurous read. The novel follows a classic fairy tale structure, but is written in a modern style so modern readers will enjoy reading it. The story is full of well developed, colorful characters and moves at a fast pace that will keep you entertained. Young Children will love to read, or have their parents read this story to them. A big plus ...more
Melysah Bunting
Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen by J.L. McCreedy is a young adult story about a ten year old girl, Liberty Frye, who loves to read and dreams of adventures. Living in Baluhla, Alabama with strict parents isn't much fun, but one day a mysterious girl named Ginny appears. Shortly after Ginny shows up a strange envelope shows up on the doorstep. What's with all these peculiar incidents?

Liberty Frye's parents go all hush-hush. Liberty all of a sudden finds herself in Germany around Christmas
I was delighted to read "Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen" and I highly recommend it. From the first chapter, this story pulled me in, as I anxiously waited to find out more about Liberty's strange friend Ginny and a magical raven - and even more so, the secretive Frye family and their dark past. My curiosity only increased when Liberty's parents finally decided to visit Mrs. Frye's home in Germany, despite the unspeakable dangers hinted at by crazy, robot-designer Uncle Frank. I found "Li ...more
Erik This Kid Reviews Books
Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen

by J.L. McCreedy

193 pages- ages 9+

Published by Penelope Pipp Publishing on February 4, 2012

(ebook reviewed)

It all started when Libby’s parents got a letter from her grandparents saying Libby’s grandfather was ill (Libby didn’t even know she had a grandfather). Libby soon found herself travelling to Germany with her parents to visit and care for her sick grandfather. What she found in Germany was a lot more than what she expected! Libby finds out that she is
Stan Roberts
I'm very glad I read this book. It was a unique story that was easy and fun to read. It has quite a few unexpected twists that will keep you excited and make it hard to put your kindle down. I like the main characters a lot and I also like the villain (actually villains, but the main one especially) as she is well developed and sort of sends a chill down your spine.
One thing I particularly like about this book, that is different than most of the books coming out these days, is that it is able t
Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen is a rollicking adventure spanning two continents and featuring the impressive title character (Libby) who begins as an ordinary 10-year-old and who transforms into a confident girl who embraces her new identity as a powerful witch. But the best part of the story is the collection of quirky characters beginning with Uncle Frank who, despite being in a wheelchair, plays a critical role in protecting Libby. His old air force buddy, Sal makes a splash as he en ...more
Rebecca Ewing
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and highly recommend it. Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen was an enchanting story that kept me going from start to finish. It's a quick read, and the story develops fast enough to keep readers of all sorts engaged. It also encourages positive principles of loyalty and friendship in addition to generous sprinklings of humor throughout. The characters were all thoughtfully created and each adds a necessary ingredient to the story. Furthermore, as a parent, I was ...more
Gina Hott
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 imprope
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