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The Okay Witch

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  211 ratings  ·  108 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 tha
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Paperback, 272 pages
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Aladdin
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Steff Pasciuti
The Okay Witch by 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 doe ...more
Joyce
Synopsis:
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.

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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 scho
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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
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Hannah
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.
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 socia
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USOM
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
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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. Alo
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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.
Wendi Lee
I loved it! RTC. I am also thrilled to be participating in a blog tour for this great graphic novel, come visit my blog on September 9th!
laurel [suspected bibliophile]
Moth Hush is just your average ordinary girl who feels really out of place in her small coastal Massachusetts town—and she discovers that part of her feelings are because she's a witch. Witches and magic exist, and they're not the evil beings that her hometown claims they are.

Okay this was just too stinking adorable. So cute. And this is not biased by my thinking that all people-turned-super-fluffy-cats are just precious.

From the adorable illustrations to the very relatable feelings of not fitti
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Elly (imaginemorebooks)
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*** I received an ARC of this graphic novel from Simon and Schuster and NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. However, this does not influence my opinions in any way.***

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

5/5 Stars

When it comes to witches, I am all over it! This middle grade graphic novel followed a young girl on her journey to harness her new found powers while confronting the harsh town history and where her family belongs in it.

I honestly loved every minute of this graphic novel. I was a
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Jessica
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Okay Witch is adorable from start to finish. If you don’t love it for the art, you’ll love it for Moth and her journey of self-discovery.

Moth Hush is a weird, friendless outcast who discovers that her family isn’t at all what it seems. Putting magic in place for the consequences of our emotional outbursts, Moth literally steals the mouths right off some bullies’ faces.

The Okay Witch features all kinds of teenage witch favorites: talking cat, cool best friend, family secrets, and other realms
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Kitty Jay
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moth Hush is an energetic, quirky girl who lives alone with her mother and picked on by the local school bullies. When strange things start happening, however, she learns a secret: her family are witches! Descended from a group who were chased out of a Puritan town, her mother turned her back on the group and tries to teach Moth how dangerous magic can be. Moth is determined, however - how can magic not be cool? - and with the help of her new friend, Charlie, and a familiar, she begins to teach ...more
Samantha Fondriest
The Okay Witch is a fun, charming story of Moth, a 13-year-old girl who has just discovered she has magical abilities. The story - like all good witchy books - is set in fall in a small New England town with a long history of witch hunting and prejudice on both sides. This is a delightful coming-of-age story that deals with family, mother-daughter relationships, prejudice, and self-acceptance. Tweens and teens alike will find this a fast, entertaining read. Perfect for fans of Sabrina the Teenag ...more
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Moth Hush has always had difficulty getting along with the other people in her town, Founder's Bluff, Massachusetts. She is completely unprepared to learn that she is descended from the witches persecuted in early American history, and that she is, in fact, herself a witch. She befriends a boy who is descended from the persecutors, and things really get crazy when she and her friend join in the cast and production of a school play about the witches of the town's past and their struggles.

It's a
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Aimee
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4/5 stars. Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for allowing me to read and review this title prior to its publication date.

I thoroughly enjoyed this middle grade graphic novel that follows 13-year old Moth Hush as she discovers the witchy secrets of her mother's (and own!) life.

I loved the illustration and coloring in this and thought it was fun for all ages. A perfect autumn read for lovers of Raina Telgemeier or Victoria Jamieson!
Raven Black
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Funny and a slight thriller. Modern looking characters and themes.
Molly
This was adorable! It reminds me a little of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, but with a much more light-hearted tone.
Jen Minehardt
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Super cute and fun read. Really enjoyed it!
Tina Christopher
Jun 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, graphic-novel
3.5
Cute story that does a good job at combining funny and having to deal with prejudice. At times the story slowed down a little bit, but overall enjoyable read. Curious to see where the next book will go.
Lauren
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
CUTE. The ending was too rushed though 😭
Renee (The B-Roll)
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was such a cute graphic novel with the perfect theme!
This graphic novel follows the story of Moth Hush, a quirky girl in the throes of school and trying to have a social life with peers who don't understand her.  She is drawn to the old witchcraft story of the small town she lives in but doesn't quite understand why.  Through a series of events, she learns that her mother, Calendula, is a witch, that she is a witch, a cat she finds talks and houses the soul of a dear family friend, that he
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Adriana
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-review
The magic, family, and new friendships made this a wonderful read. I liked the time travel aspect as well as the Kramers vs. the Hush's. The way the history was told of the town and how it changed things. There were many things to enjoy. This will easily bring joy to a child or adult.
Ms. Yingling
Jun 20, 2019 rated it liked it
E ARC from Edelweiss Plus



Moth lives in Founder's Bluff on the east coast, and her town has an annual celebration that celebrations the founders, the Kramers, triumphing over a group of witches. The problem? Moth finds out after a small incident that she and her mother are, in fact, witches! She keeps this fact from her new friend whose father is a Kramer, even though she uses her magic to earn him a role in the school play about the town's founding. The real problem is with her mother, who doesn
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Sami
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fans of Ghosts, The Prince and the Dressmaker, and The Witch Boy will love this graphic novel about Moth, who discovers her witchy powers and stirs up the small town that once tried to destroy her family.
FSSTBlog
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author: Emma Steinkellner
Year: 2019
ISBN: 978-1-5344-3145-4 (paperback) 978-1-5344-3146-1 (hardback)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Goodreads Rating: 5/5 stars
Content Warnings: none
Purchased or Received Copy: Received ARC from Netgalley

Moth Hush’s story of discovery is the center of The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner. It’s a middle-grade graphic novel that follows 13-year-old Moth as her family’s past rather suddenly comes to her attention. While learning about her town’s witch-hunting history, her
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Sharon Tyler
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner is a middle grade to young adult graphic novel that is currently scheduled for release on September 3 2019. Thirteen-year-old Moth Hush loves all things witchy. But she’s about to discover that witches aren’t just the stuff of movies, books, and spooky stories. When some eighth-grade bullies try to ruin her Halloween, something really strange happens. It turns out that Founder’s Bluff, Massachusetts, has a centuries-old history of witch drama. And, surprise: M ...more
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 an
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Laura
I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Kiki's Delivery Service meets Roller Girl in this fantastic graphic novel about family, friendship, and forging your own destiny.

Moth Hush is thirteen and loves everything about witches: books about witches, anime about witches, movies about witches. So it should be the best day of her life when her mom tells her the truth: she comes from a family of witches and she can use magic! Except
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