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So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane
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So You Want to be a Wizard
by Diane Duane
In a school library Nita checked out a book titled So You Want to be a Wizard. On her way home a bunch of bullies beat her up and took her space pen given by her uncle. The next day Nita found herself on the wizard's list. As Nita want to cast a spell to retrieve her pen, she met another new wizard named Kit. Together they created a new spell that show them the Other Manhattan, polluted and consumed by complete darkness. To escape they summoned a white hole in space named "Fred". Back in school they learn about "The Book of Night with Moon" is missing; and it could be used to completely change the face of earth. So in Nita's path to retrieve her pen she and her friends fell through the "worldgate" to the other side of New York City, which is filled with predators. And to return they must find the magical book. Who knows what kind of creatures they will run into.
Diane Duane's So You Want to be a Wizard is a book combining science fiction and fairy tale. I find it very similar to J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Such as the world of witchcrafts and magic. However hidden in the mass of imagination there is a part of science. Diane Duane created a new world from the world we live in, modifying cars and technology into man-eating predators. From trees to statues everything has life.
Fans of fantasy and magic must read this series. Even if you don't like Harry Potter, you might find a liking to this book. But I highly recommend this book to Harry Potter fans as well as science-fiction lovers.

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