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The Okay Witch

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  2,090 ratings  ·  516 reviews
Sabrina the Teenage Witch meets Roller Girl in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind graphic novel about a half-witch who has just discovered the truth about herself, her family, and her town and is doing her best to survive middle school now that she knows everything!

Magic is harder than it looks.

Thirteen-year-old Moth Hush loves all things witchy. But she’s about to discover
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Aladdin
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Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have wanted to read this one for months! It did not disappoint. More serious than I anticipated but there was a decent amount of humour, too. I can't but recommend it if you like witchy stuff.
Steff Pasciuti
The Okay Witchby Emma Steinkellner was more than okay. In fact, it was actually a rather fun and cute book with a bit of an insightful look into the Salem witch hunts. Now, this is definitely more of a kids book and doesn't really get into a lot of the deeper subjects that surround what went on back in those days, but it still touches base on some aspects of the situation. The story follows a young girl called Moth, someone who generally doesn't fit in at school and whose best friend really does ...more
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Delightful from start to finish! All the best elements of story: mystery, magic, humor, a hint of romance, friendship, family relationships, drama, dynamic characters, all combined with charming art to make an excellent Halloweeny story about a brand new witch, her crotchety familiar, her family, and her family secrets.
When an awkward 13-year-old, Moth Hush, discovers that she is descended from a long line of powerful witches; life becomes anything but average. With the help of her mom and a bevy of zany characters; she goes on an awesome adventure to reclaim her heritage.

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I initially requested this graphic novel from NetGalley for my 13 yo daughter. While perusing a list of new releases for middle
Julie Zantopoulos
This was a really cute middle-grade graphic novel about Moth who is obsessed with witches and dresses up as one on Halloween in the hopes to fly under the radar of bullies. Only, this Halloween, 13 yr old Moth performs her first magic. She's a witch and there's a long history to be shared about her family, her town, and the persecution witches have faced.

This reads like a history lesson in graphic novel form, on witches. It's cute but it gets a bit wordy and "are you paying
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
[3.5 Stars]
Wow I really enjoyed this. I really liked the setting and how Moth grows throughout this story. She's always been an outsider, and then she learns that she really is something different - a witch.

My main issue with this is that the plot moves sooo fast. Graphic novels usually move pretty quickly, but this story would have really benefited from being spread out into a series of graphic novels. It read like an entire season of a TV show was smooshed into a single, short episode. I
Lost in Book Land
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hey Everyone!

So this week, no this month, no this season, has a ton of new releases coming out and ya girl is about to be broke from all the books she is trying to buy! So many new titles came out this past Tuesday (Sept 3rd) and I only do a post a day so it was hard to organize all the posts about all the new books but that only means I will have so many posts coming at you guys for the next few weeks! I also still need to post my September list but it is so long!!! The Okay Witch is another
Beth Cato
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley.

The Okay Witch is more than okay. It's absolutely charming. I adored this book and everything about it--art, story, characters, EVERYTHING. Moth is thirteen and doesn't fit in at school--and when she suddenly discovers she has magical powers, that doesn't exactly help much. This is a story packed with genuine heart. The tone is light, but there are heady issues addressed with a delicate hand. Moth is a wonderful, relatable heroine, but the entire cast
Samantha Jean
Omg so fun, and adorable, and a perfect October graphic novel.

Also, so accurate in terms of 13 year olds talking to their moms about anime.
Oh I really hope this becomes a series! I loved the characters and the story and the art style is adorable. Reminded me of Disney films, back when they were hand drawn.
May 26, 2019 added it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2019
THE OKAY WITCH is chock-full of humor, heart, and whole lot of magic. Moth, as she learns she is a witch and discovers that she holds the power to decide who she wants to be, empowers readers to embrace their own identities, no matter the quirks. Come for the magic (and the talking cat), stay for the nuanced takes on family, legacies, and growing up.
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This does not impact my review which is honest and unbiased.

I was instantly intrigued by The Okay Witch. And I was surprised not only with the charming illustration style, but the way Steinkellner is able to balance a story about family, unique history of witches, and people's ability to change. It's one of those graphic novels that has more than meets the eye. Discussing origins, repeating our family's mistakes, and hope, The Okay
Brianna - Coffee Books and Bullet Journals
This was a really interesting premise. A thirteen year old girl finds out she's a witch and finds her powers. But the plot was really confusing and jumbled.There were speech bubbles with a lot of text and there was just so much going on and at the same time, nothing really happend. It just didn't work for me.
Deanna (Deanna Reads Books)
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books
The Good Witch was a fun coming of age graphic novel with a quirky protagonist just trying to learn to fit in. But also there is magic! And it deals a lot with family and conflict in those families and trying to figure out who you are. I think it did a really good job of showing what it's like to be in that awkward stage in life when you are just trying to figure out your life and your parents are only giving you one-sided
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So cute! I'm obsessed.
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was such a cute story! And it was actually funny to the point where I was cracking up laughing . I want a sequel! ...more
'The Okay Witch' is adorable and fun. It is an all-ages standalone (...for now) comic that pays homage to 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch', 'Bewitched', and anything of the nostalgic witchy zeitgeist.

It is a love letter to witch fans, like myself. Except that it is far from traditional, conservative, safe, and white and blonde and male gazey. 'The Okay Witch' attempts to be the very opposite: it deconstructs what we know about witches and witchcraft in mainstream culture; how, like feminism, they
Nicole M. Hewitt
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

This wonderful graphic novel was a lot more than just okay. The story follows Moth, who discovers at age thirteen that she is actually a witch and that her mother has been hiding a multi-century history from her. To make things even more complicated, she learns all of this while her school is celebrating its witch-hunting heritage. (This aspect of the book felt a little backward in today’s world, but I realize there
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!! I loved it. This is an excellent urban fantasy featuring female characters. It's a great example of real world lessons in a fantasy setting. Moth is one of my new favorite heroines and I hope there is more of her story to come. That said, if this is all we get, it's an awesome story and I'd happily read it again.

This is exactly my type of story too. It's got witches and real world and family and friends. It ticks all my buttons. I'm also obsessed with the women in this
Elise Filka
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Emma Steinkellner really did an amazing job on this (debut?) book. (And I'm going to be addressing authors personally from now on because they deserve it! Also I feel like Goodreads culture can be a bit...not so kind sometimes and I want authors to know I appreciate them!) Thank you BOOKEXPO for the free ARC! I digress..

This book is a delightful mix of whimsy, history, empowerment, and accepting others and yourself. Imagine your favorite Miyazaki movie mixed with Hocus Pocus. Plus current
Jill Kenna
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for a free review copy of this book.

This book is about Moth Hush, a normal girl who doesn't have any friends and who is obsessed with witchy stuff. While she's at school one day she discovers that she has magical powers! This starts her off on a journey to find out more about her powers and her family's history in the town of Founder's Bluff, Massachusetts.

This was a really cute book. I loved the artwork, especially the design of the people. The story was really well
Teresa Barrera
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Moth Hush has always been into witchy things and has always felt different and when bullies try to ruin her Halloween, her unknown powers are awakened. When she runs back home after an incident from her awakening powers, she learns her mother has been keeping the secret of their family's history of witches and finds out their family is the center of the town's history.
While Moth's mother has her reasons for not wanting Moth practicing or learning magic, Moth curiosity has her digging deeper.
10/10 Halloween Reads

Moth loves anything witchy. So when she discovers that she's a half-witch, everything about her life - her interests, her inability to fit in - begin to makes sense. Her mother, however, has turned her back on magic and wants Moth to have nothing to do with it...

This was so adorable. Lovely illustrations, endearing characters and a fun, intriguing storyline. This graphic novel follows Moth as she learns more about her heritage, her family and herself. This is everything
Prince William Public Library System
This is a WONDERFUL graphic novel, and here's why:

Moth Hush is a witch. However, she doesn't know she's a witch until she's thirteen years old because her mother doesn't want her live the restrictive, stressful life of a witch. Naturally, Moth doesn't take kindly to this, and tries to learn to be a witch (a risky business because they live in a community with a history of witch executions, and those descendants still try to kill them off). Will Moth embrace her family history and put herself in
Dec 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
This is a cute but predictable story of a New England teen who discovers that magic powers run through her mother's side of the family. 13 year old Moth Hush is already something of an outcast in her small town; she's mixed race in a white neighborhood, raised by a single mom who inherited the local thrift shop. Moth doesn't have any friends until a new boy transfers into her school, and a talking cat appears to be her familiar. Moth and the Cat steal her mother's diary when her mom refuses to ...more
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this graphic novel. For me, I love anything witchy, and this adorable story didn’t disappoint! One of the topics this story deals with is mother and daughter issues, and I thought that was appropriate given it’s a middle grade story. I think this book would be a great addition to any middle grade library.
Thank you to NetGalley and Alladin for this review copy.
Becca (Coffeebooksandjournals)
Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an earc copy.

I really like the art style and the colors in the beginning parts. The story was pretty good. I liked how family came together in the end. That doesn’t always happen. I liked learning about Moth’s family. I loved the cat in this, I usually always love cats though.
Meaghan Brown
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
So cute. Excellent illustrations. Very Sabrina the Teenage Witch-ish.

A 13 year old outcast in Massachusetts finds out she has powers, and her mom lied to her. This graphic follows Moth as she learns about these powers through her mom's journal, and eventually meets her grandmother. It also tells the story of the founders of the town being witch hunters.
Leah (Jane Speare)
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was very cute!
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I would love more books about Moth learning witchcraft!
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Emma Steinkellner is an illustrator, cartoonist, and writer based in Los Angeles, CA.

She is the author and illustrator of the middle grade graphic novel The Okay Witch (Aladdin, Fall 2019). The Okay Witch tells the story of 13-year-old Moth Hush, who learns that magic is to be expected when you're a Hush in an adventure that spans centuries, generations, and even worlds as Moth unravels the
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