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Three Witches

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Three seemingly ordinary girls, studying together in the same ordinary high school. All have their own reasons to summon Trevor Saunders after his car goes over a cliff. Aliya brings the mystical seances of Syria. Gillian contributes the voodoo arts from her native Trinidad. Miya shares the secret magic of ancient Japan. Will they be able use their powers to bring him back...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published July 21st 2009 by Roaring Brook Press (first published March 3rd 2008)
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Emma (Miss Print)
Aliya, Gillian and Miya are all haunted by the same boy.

Aliya loves him even though he isn't Muslim. Gillian needs the money he promised her so that she can get back to Trinidad. And Miya desperately wishes she could take back what she said to him at that party.

But Trevor is dead and he isn't coming back. Unless these girls have it their way in Three Witches (2009) by Paula Jolin.

Sounds exciting right?

I particularly liked that this novel was drawing on witchcraft lore from three different cultur...more
Tabitha Olson
After Trevor's death, the lives of three girls are forever changed: one wracked with grief, one beating herself up with guilt, and one suffering from her business relationship with him. They find each other in order to fix their lives, and end up on a winding path through magic steeped in their own unique cultures.

I liked the cultural diversity in the story. The three main characters, Aliya, Miya, and Gillian, are all from vasty different cultures: Arab, Japanese, and Trinidad. The way each cult...more
Zen
I really wanted to like this book. I mean, teen witches! Ethnically diverse teen witches! Magic inspired by the myths/folklore of their respective cultures! (Namely Syrian-Muslim, Trinidadian, and Japanese.) Ghosts! Djinns! Obeah! Jumbies! Séances! Tarot! Shaving boys' heads to steal their powers! Quranic ayyats recited backwards! Mysterious emails from beyond the grave! Three Witches was supposed to have it all, and it did... and it was awful.

The writing was irredeemably terrible. The plot jump...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Lauren Ashley for TeensReadToo.com

Schoolmates, but not yet friends, Aliya, Gillian, and Miya all come from various cultural backgrounds: Aliya is Muslim, Gillian is from Trinidad, and Miya is Japanese.

They come together to work magic in allowing themselves closure in the death of Trevor Saunders. Aliya was his secret girlfriend, Gillian was involved in a secret business and wants her money to get back home, and Miya had a secret argument the night he died that she'd do anything to ta...more
Heather
It would've been a cuter read if the stereotyping of the characters wasn't so hardcore (the good Mulism/Arab-American who obeys her parents...but wants more. The sassy girl, who transferred from the Caribbean and loves marijuana, warm weather, and steel drum music...and believes in a sort of voodoo and speaks with an accent (there was a lot of phonetic writing: "Yeah, gyrl...youarh da one..."). The Japanese American girl who is smart, dresses sexy...and is thinking about becoming a kimono-wearin...more
Courtney
This book is terrible; the writing is weak, the storyline is weak, and the characters aren't even likeable. I kept thinking the novel would get better, but it never did, and the ending was completely stupid.

Trevor is dead, but three girls have unfinished business with him: Aliya was his secret Muslim girlfriend who needs to confess her undying love for him one last time, Gillian was his "business partner" who needs him to tell her where to find some money so that she can return to Trinidad, and...more
Ricki
The writing style just didn't do it for me. After every page, I debated putting the book down, put I kept wondering if the book would redeem itself, and then the ending just made everything seem even more silly. I wonder if readers that share the ethnicities of the girls in this book would be offended. (That had no bearing on my rating, but I am just curious. I found some of the dialogue to be a bit stereotypical, but that may have just have been me.) I just would recommend other YA books before...more
hannah
A teen book with three main characters, none of whom are white, and yet the story is not about their struggles of being non-white in a white world? Is America ready for this?

First thing about the book that I noticed. :-) Review to come on teenreads.com
Nurshafiqa
this book was good..some parts it even gave me the shivers.

and the ending got me thinking.what really happened?

though i have to say there were some boring parts.
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