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So You Want to Be a Wizard is the first book in the Young Wizards series currently consisting of eleven books by Diane Duane. It was written in 1982 and published in the next year.

So You Want to Be a Wizard is the first book in the Young Wizards series currently consisting of eleven books by Diane Duane. The plot follows Nita Callahan, a thirteen-year-old girl who discovers a book titled So You Want to Be a Wizard while hiding from bullies in a library. She brings the book home with her and discovers that it is about the art of wizardry.

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Home Diane Duane So You Want to Be a Wizard. So You Want to Be a Wizard, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21. Table of Contents. Nita had gone through every book in the place when she was younger, reading everything in sight-fiction and nonfiction alike, fairy tales, science books, horse stories, dog stories, music books, art books, even the encyclopedias. A wizard's business is to conserve energy-to keep it from being wasted.

I’m pretty sure this is my third time rereading it, and I enjoy it just as much - if not more - each time. So You Want to Be a Wizard defies age categorization. The protagonist, Nita, is thirteen, and from the outside, everything about the book seems to fit neatly into the middle grade category.

Diane Duane has a knack for creating worlds that you wish you could go to as well, or scenes that play out very .

When I was a boy, the Young Wizards series first taught me what it felt like to be so thoroughly caught up in a story that I could feel the energy in every word, and I forgot to breathe when turning the pages. Years later I'm nearing my thirties, and a sense of nostalgia prompted me to hunt these books down again.

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Book IV. Diane Duane. We want you to take a break from each other for a while. Now I want you to promise m. Nita let out a long breath. Her mother had her, and knew she did; for a wizard's promise had to be kept.

Therefore there are wizards-to handle them. The book in her hand seemed to prickle a little, as if it were impatient to be read. A wizard’s business is to conserve energy-to keep it from being wasted. On the simplest level this includes such unmagical-looking actions as paying one’s bills on time, turning off the lights when you go out, and supporting the people around you in getting their lives to work. It also includes a great deal more. She started jogging toward home, taking a circuitous route-up Washington from Rose Avenue, then through town along Nassau Road and down East Clinton, a path meant to confound pursuit.

Young Wizards is a series of young adult science fiction books by Diane Duane. They follow Nita and Kit, a fourteen year old girl and a twelve year old boy who discover that they are wizards. Reading one book is like eating one potato chip," she said. In Life's name and for Life's sake, I say that I will use the Art for nothing but the service of that Life. I will guard growth and ease pain

Thirteen-year-old Nita joins forces with neophyte wizard Kit and Fred, a mischievous white hole to find "The Book of Night with Moon," hidden in an alternate Manhattan threatened by the Powers of Darkness

So You Want to Be a Wizard (Young Wizards) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0385293051

ISBN: 0385293054

Author: Diane Duane

Category: Young Adult and teen

Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Language: English

Publisher: Doubleday; 1st Ed. edition (October 1, 1983)

Pages: 226 pages

ePUB size: 1380 kb

FB2 size: 1319 kb

Rating: 4.3

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Mr_KiLLaURa
Nita, a young girl who is constantly being bullied by other girls she knows is trying to outrun them and takes refuge in a library., In the children's/YA section she happens upon a book about becoming a wizard. Fascinated by the premises, Nita continues to read, checking the book out. As she goes over the requirements and duties of a wizard she finds that she fits the qualifications and successfully passes the tests. She takes the pledge and becomes a wizard. The first thing she notices is her ability to hear the trees. She finds a young boy, Kit, who also has been picked on because he is Hispanic. Together Kit and Nita go on an adventure where they meet the darker side and must fight to protect their way of life.
Mr_KiLLaURa
Nita, a young girl who is constantly being bullied by other girls she knows is trying to outrun them and takes refuge in a library., In the children's/YA section she happens upon a book about becoming a wizard. Fascinated by the premises, Nita continues to read, checking the book out. As she goes over the requirements and duties of a wizard she finds that she fits the qualifications and successfully passes the tests. She takes the pledge and becomes a wizard. The first thing she notices is her ability to hear the trees. She finds a young boy, Kit, who also has been picked on because he is Hispanic. Together Kit and Nita go on an adventure where they meet the darker side and must fight to protect their way of life.
Lestony
I was thrilled to finally own the Young Wizards series in ebook form, even if I will eventually also end up with the New Millenium editions on my Kindle as well. It'll be nice to compare the two.

I still love the stories, the characters, the settings. Diane Duane has a knack for creating worlds that you wish you could go to as well, or scenes that play out very easily in the mind's eye. And, since these are the ebooks of the original editions, I knew the continuity issues of the print versions would still be there, and the technology issues.

What surprised me were how many format errors got into the Kindle editions - missing punctuation, the word 'a' replaced by '.3.', random trademark symbols and asterisks scattered into the text, odd capitalizations, and some words changed into nonsense (like um becoming rm, or nr). There are several per chapter and while the story is still enough to draw in, these are (for me) distracting enough to break the flow.

Still, I do recommend getting the books in ebook format - after all, with 9 books in the series, and a 10th on the way, it helps to have ebook copies to take with you if you want to do a bit of reading while travelling.
Lestony
I was thrilled to finally own the Young Wizards series in ebook form, even if I will eventually also end up with the New Millenium editions on my Kindle as well. It'll be nice to compare the two.

I still love the stories, the characters, the settings. Diane Duane has a knack for creating worlds that you wish you could go to as well, or scenes that play out very easily in the mind's eye. And, since these are the ebooks of the original editions, I knew the continuity issues of the print versions would still be there, and the technology issues.

What surprised me were how many format errors got into the Kindle editions - missing punctuation, the word 'a' replaced by '.3.', random trademark symbols and asterisks scattered into the text, odd capitalizations, and some words changed into nonsense (like um becoming rm, or nr). There are several per chapter and while the story is still enough to draw in, these are (for me) distracting enough to break the flow.

Still, I do recommend getting the books in ebook format - after all, with 9 books in the series, and a 10th on the way, it helps to have ebook copies to take with you if you want to do a bit of reading while travelling.
IGOT
Wow. Got a Kindle as a gift and discovered the joy of reading again. For me, books are like old friends that I may not see very often but never forget about. Like this series. This book, these stories, never fail to thrill me, excite me, or bring me to tears. Diane Duane creates characters that you get instantly vested in. You FEEL them, understand them, they become real under the magic o her writing.
Kit and Nita are young teens who stumble across a book, separately from each other, titled "So You Want to be a Wizard." What kid EVER didn't dream of magic being real?? In this book, it IS.. And it takes everything they have to pass a test they never saw coming. Life, love, anger, death, and life again stream through this story in word-pictures that are stunning, scary, and deeply though-provoking. When was the last time you underlined character statements in a science-fiction/fantasy book? Get ready to. It's a perfect read for teenagers and adults both.. I'm over 50 and I intend to buy the whole series. Period.
IGOT
Wow. Got a Kindle as a gift and discovered the joy of reading again. For me, books are like old friends that I may not see very often but never forget about. Like this series. This book, these stories, never fail to thrill me, excite me, or bring me to tears. Diane Duane creates characters that you get instantly vested in. You FEEL them, understand them, they become real under the magic o her writing.
Kit and Nita are young teens who stumble across a book, separately from each other, titled "So You Want to be a Wizard." What kid EVER didn't dream of magic being real?? In this book, it IS.. And it takes everything they have to pass a test they never saw coming. Life, love, anger, death, and life again stream through this story in word-pictures that are stunning, scary, and deeply though-provoking. When was the last time you underlined character statements in a science-fiction/fantasy book? Get ready to. It's a perfect read for teenagers and adults both.. I'm over 50 and I intend to buy the whole series. Period.
The Sinners from Mitar
When I was a boy, the Young Wizards series first taught me what it felt like to be so thoroughly caught up in a story that I could feel the energy in every word, and I forgot to breathe when turning the pages. Years later I'm nearing my thirties, and a sense of nostalgia prompted me to hunt these books down again. I was expecting to find them simplistic and dull; instead I found myself just as enraptured, and admiring the effervescent yet clean writing style, and the flawlessly paced storytelling.

Duane creates sympathetic characters who are smart, snappy, yet wonderfully flawed in believable and understandable ways; her young protagonists are mature and deal with very adult problems while retaining a sense of innocence and wonder that is sometimes lost in newer, grittier YA tales (although there's nothing wrong with those less innocent tales, either; each has its place).

Nita and Kit are great role models for younger readers without being trite, dull, or overly vanilla--and the story offers some pretty heavy life lessons without beating you about the head with them. For an older reader, it's a great trip back to the excitement of youth, and a wonderful escape from the banality of everyday life. For just a little while, Duane's books can give you magic.
The Sinners from Mitar
When I was a boy, the Young Wizards series first taught me what it felt like to be so thoroughly caught up in a story that I could feel the energy in every word, and I forgot to breathe when turning the pages. Years later I'm nearing my thirties, and a sense of nostalgia prompted me to hunt these books down again. I was expecting to find them simplistic and dull; instead I found myself just as enraptured, and admiring the effervescent yet clean writing style, and the flawlessly paced storytelling.

Duane creates sympathetic characters who are smart, snappy, yet wonderfully flawed in believable and understandable ways; her young protagonists are mature and deal with very adult problems while retaining a sense of innocence and wonder that is sometimes lost in newer, grittier YA tales (although there's nothing wrong with those less innocent tales, either; each has its place).

Nita and Kit are great role models for younger readers without being trite, dull, or overly vanilla--and the story offers some pretty heavy life lessons without beating you about the head with them. For an older reader, it's a great trip back to the excitement of youth, and a wonderful escape from the banality of everyday life. For just a little while, Duane's books can give you magic.
Buridora
As you can tell from all of the glowing reviews, with which I generally agree, this book has a lot going for it. I would add the following.

It takes a little while to get up to speed on how time works in this world, even with the helpful exposition provided by two friendly wizards. You really have to understand how alternate universes work in this book in order to follow the plot and appreciate the action. That's fine, and the way it all works is very satisfying. However, I think it would be very challenging and probably frustrating for the 8 or 9 year old that the publisher claims this book is aimed toward. I'm thinking more like 11 years old, and probably after having been introduced to some other sci-fi quest books first.
Buridora
As you can tell from all of the glowing reviews, with which I generally agree, this book has a lot going for it. I would add the following.

It takes a little while to get up to speed on how time works in this world, even with the helpful exposition provided by two friendly wizards. You really have to understand how alternate universes work in this book in order to follow the plot and appreciate the action. That's fine, and the way it all works is very satisfying. However, I think it would be very challenging and probably frustrating for the 8 or 9 year old that the publisher claims this book is aimed toward. I'm thinking more like 11 years old, and probably after having been introduced to some other sci-fi quest books first.
Melipra
Great and interesting young adult book about wizards and doing your part to help the world. Had no issues with the kindle version at all. Just finished the second one, I like the whole series so far. Good wholesome book for kids.
Melipra
Great and interesting young adult book about wizards and doing your part to help the world. Had no issues with the kindle version at all. Just finished the second one, I like the whole series so far. Good wholesome book for kids.
Adrietius
A surprisingly good book. It is targeted for young adult audiences, but only briefly touches on a few of the issues that seem to be the draw for that target audience books. So very little whinning and moping in this book. What it does have are some surprising results in regards to hiccups, books that grow larger the more you read/use them and a Lotus that has one hell of an attitude.
A well written book that is easy to read and has a story line that is easy to follow, but not always easy to guess at. Looking forward to see what the books of the series has to offer.
Adrietius
A surprisingly good book. It is targeted for young adult audiences, but only briefly touches on a few of the issues that seem to be the draw for that target audience books. So very little whinning and moping in this book. What it does have are some surprising results in regards to hiccups, books that grow larger the more you read/use them and a Lotus that has one hell of an attitude.
A well written book that is easy to read and has a story line that is easy to follow, but not always easy to guess at. Looking forward to see what the books of the series has to offer.