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Witch Crag

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  92 ratings  ·  21 reviews
In a world where 'elite' men rule and women and 'weak' men are second class, Kita and her friends must make a choice: to remain with tribes and accept arranged marriages and being treated with less value than sheep, or escape and journey to the place that even the strongest men fear with their lives - the witch crag.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 4th 2012 by Scholastic Children's Books
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BookyWooky
Quite a thrilling read about people uniting and unifying against all odds and coming out victorious - with plenty of fear mongering and witchery thrown in!
Trish
I loved this book! A powerful heroine, not perfect but very real. An almost terrifying world but with light at the end of the tunnel. All the characters were very believable even those that were kind of flat / simplistic because they were in the right setting. The entire story was as if you took a 2D picture and slowly but surely turned it into 3D. Wonderful.
However, I do have to agree that in retrospect, the change in society can seem a bit rushed (that's why I've given "only" 4 stars instead o
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Serendipity Reviews
For some reason I was expecting this to be really scary, but it wasn't at all. This was my first Kate Cann novel and I had been led to believe that she wrote frightening books yet this wasn't like that at all. This book was a beautifully written dystopian/fantasy which was reminiscent of the Mad Max films. The world building was fantastic and I found it very easy to immerse myself in the segregated world the author had created. The book follows the journey of Kita, who knows in her heart that th ...more
Magdalen Dobson
One of those post-apocalyptic books with primitive tribes and fabled cities with a hint of the supernatural. Very similar to Under the Never Sky, a book I liked immensely.

This book had a captivating plot and good pace as well as delving into some tricky issues. However, I felt that some of the events and characteristics in this book were just too unbelievable. For example, the main character has supposedly been raised in a primitive settlements that does not value education and does not hesitate
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Sarah
Kita was born to the tribe of the sheepmen who, as you can probably guess from their name, raise sheep to survive! In a futuristic dystopian setting the world is very different to how we see it now, we don't know why the cities were destroyed but we do see that people live in a much more simplistic way. In fact in some ways it is like the tribes have gone backwards in time and reverted to previous ways of living.

There are several different tribes and they each have their own rules and ways of be
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Elizabeth Harrison
This book is pretty enjoyable. I like the feminist undercurrent- the witches of Witch Crag are a democratic and nurturing settlement led by a wise matriarch. They are viewed with suspicion by the corrupt and often joyless herding communities (with strong patriarchal hierarchy) in this dystopian future.
The focus of the book is a journey to the perceived freedom of Witch Crag by three friends. Quainy is about to be sold off as a trade-wife and Raff is the delicate artist who is bullied by the man
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Anya
This story is all about Kita, a young teen living in a tribe where all she has to look forward to is bearing children and looking after sheep. But she's something different. She has the urge to get out and see the world, find the witches that are supposed to be evil and scary but she knows that they are not. The friendship she has with her two best friends is strong and adorable, but she is jealous that they fall in love. Understandably, I think, but it comes across as a little childish.

It is a
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Tim Roast
I got into this story straight away as the beginning is unique and interesting. Of course it could have been a lot harder to get the interest going given the initial setting so all credit to the author. The novel starts in the hill fort of the sheep men and their life is a grim one of enforced monotonous work with no room for any fun. Their function is to survive. As it says in the novel "Do the work, grinding work. Keep the sheep safe. Collect water. Guards the barricades. Survive."

Meanwhile th
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Kirsty (overflowing library)


Witch crag was an interesting read which I enjoyed.

Witch crag follows the story of Kita. Kita lives in a future world in a tribe ruled by one leader who is harsh. Women are treated like second class citizens and everyone lives a hard life working long ours from a young age to produce enough food to keep the tribe alive.

What struck me about this book was how easily I was drawn into Kita's world and how fascinated I found myself with her. I loved he relationship she had with her friends and I l
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Lucymay
Loved it! Met her at the Southern Schools Book Award contest and got the book signed and she is such an inspiring lady. Its amazing and quite romantic, in a non-serious way. Danger is really evident and the writing is creative. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WRITING THIS BOOK!! Rated this 5 star!
Cheryl
I loved this book, I totally fell in love with Kita and her journey to get away from the horrible existence she, Quainey and Raff live. I adored how Witches were portrayed once we actually meet them.
Bridie-No excuses. No apologies. No Regrets Jones
I am not in the mood for A long review, but I did like this book more than I thought i would. Kita was a strong character and her relationsip woth Arc was good, not too rushed or anything. I liked the premise of the story, about all the communities coming together finally in a battle to save them all. None of it was too stupid, and i can actually imagine all those things happening in a not too distant future xxx
AJAWS the AmAzIng
really good book. slightly slow at times but was great to get into. a lovely book with great characters and storyline. I personally found Quainy and Raff slightly annoying at times but in a understandable way. Really enjoyed reading this book and it reminded me of why i love reading so much. totally loved the romantic parts and i intended to read more of Kate Cann's books.
Mikayla
I loved this book! It was great how the blurb on the back only told you about 1/3 of the book and the rest was a complete mystery. Witch crag was a hard book to put down and had short chapters which made it easier to read. I would definitely love to re-read this book :)
Eddle
I love this book! If you ever have the chance to read it you won't be disappointed! I was literally captivated each page I read, I just couldn't stop reading! I hope Kate will write a sequal!
Sorrel
I really liked Kita, the main protagonist, I found Quainey (her best friend) annoying at times but I loved the story line and the plot. a completely original idea with a well thought out future
Cherieberry
This is a very good book! At first it took some time to get into it but after it was a very thrilling story and the ending was so sweet!
D.J.
Astoundingly good. I hope that there is going to be another book and that this goes on to become a series.
Cliodhna
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Misi Chrissie
Nice story, easy to read. A little predictable, but enjoyable.
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When I was a child, I wanted to be a witch. My first foray into writing was a series of nasty spells full of rats’ tails and bats’ wings. Then, when I turned thirteen, I began keeping a lurid diary, full of adoration or loathing, depending on who I was writing about. I used my later diaries for the Diving In trilogy.

I never thought ‘I want to be a writer’, but I loved books and writing. At school
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