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In a modern England where two warring factions of witches live side by side with humans, a sixteen-year-old boy finds himself caught between the two sides. Nathan’s father is the most powerful and cruel warlock in the world, and his mother is dead. Both groups of witches see Nathan as their greatest threat or their best weapon.
Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, he must escape before he turns seventeen. At this point he will receive three gifts from his father and become a witch or die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is being followed, when there is no one to trust, not even his family, not even the girl he loves?
In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and an irrepressible will to survive that grips you and doesn’t let go until the last page.
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In a New England where witches live quietly among men, there are two kinds of witches. Even the small minority has prejudices. Black and white, witches don’t get along. Until they do. In Sally Green’s Half Bad, a child becomes a victim of their affiliation, either white or black.
Nathan’s father was the most evil black warlock in the world. His mother was a white witch who sadly committed suicide. Each year Nathan undergoes an assessment to determine if he has officially coded to one side or the other, but by his seventeenth birthday the results will no longer be conclusive.
All witches must receive three gifts from an immediate family member and drink the blood of a witch in the family to receive their gifts. For a white witch, not receiving her gifts simply means missing her gift. For a black witch, it is said that if she does not receive her gifts, she will die. Nathan’s grandmother tried to raise him in a white witch household, but his origins cannot be denied.
As Half Code (Black and White), Nathan’s ultimate allegiance is still unresolved, but the Council won’t let him wander around like a powder keg waiting to be ignited. Decree after decree is issued that specifically limits Nathan’s comings and goings. Ultimately, restricting his travels from home is not enough and he is captured and imprisoned until his seventeenth birthday, which is years away.
His kidnapper doesn’t necessarily agree with the decision, but Nathan’s father Marcus killed his sister, so he’s not ashamed of his dislike of black witches either. But nothing changes the fact that Nathan’s birthday is fast approaching and he has no one to give him his presents. It is black? or is it white
I know we all lived through the Harry Potter era where witches are adorable like the Weasley clan. Sure you’ve got a Malfoy or a LeStrange or a Voldemort in the mix, but for the most part they’re just regular people with some amazing abilities. these witches?
A whole different world. I was half expecting a Potter-esque witch tale to come in, but I came out like I went through a spin cycle. This is a seriously dark book! I mean, this boy is being tortured. They keep him in a cage and put a collar filled with poison on him. This is a dark and rather heavy topic here.
And Nathan? I choose to think it wouldn’t be as dark as it seems. I have a feeling he was blacked out by the same people who feared his Half Code. By imprisoning and torturing him, they have created a dark individual. In fact, the brutality, the violence, the darkness of this story reminded me of a somewhat tame version of Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird.
It’s the darkest book I’ve ever read (it makes The Road look like Goodnight Moon), and Nathan made me think about that little boy the whole time I read it. That doesn’t mean it’s THAT dark, but it certainly isn’t Harry Potter. Instead, this is a truly unique story that will capture the attention of your students. Especially those who have a dark side!
The implications of prejudice and racism in this story are barely veiled. The decrees on Half Codes and Black Witches stink of Jim Crow. You can see the allegory here, and it’s incredibly interesting when contrasted with historical racism. I think any student will be able to make these connections without any guidance, adding an extra layer to the story. I was really blown away by this story despite being so disturbing and will definitely be finishing the series.
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