Akata Witch

Nnedi Okorafor
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Akata Witch


Wonderful world building by the author, though a bit too dense at times. Not a book you can easily put down and pick up again later. The main characters are quite similar to those in the Harry Potter books, and the ending is similar also - bad guy confrontation told all-in-a-rush. This book is part of a series also, and aimed at young adults.

This book has a strong female main character, and neither focuses on her albinism nor the setting of Nigeria. Maybe it's just me, but I found Rowling's world a bit more accessible and the supporting cast a bit more fleshed out.

Started reading aloud with my daughter, but long breaks between chapters made it very hard to follow - many questions. Read on my own in a few days made for quite an improvement. Looking forward to hearing my daughter's opinion when we finish it.