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Hocus Pocus and The All-New Sequel
Hocus Pocus and The All-New Sequel | A. W. Jantha
Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens. Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches, the Sanderson sisters, from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on earth to torment Salem for all eternity. Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison's seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don't quite go as planned, it's a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches' latest death-defying scheme.
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BethM
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Mehso-so

This was not my favorite despite wanting it to be. Second part had too much teenage angst and not enough witches. I hope the second movie has a different plot line.

Patchshank Oh are they making a second movie? I've been curious about the book. I wasn't sure if it would be written as like a YA or for a younger audience. 2mo
BethM @Patchshank movie 2 is filming now with Oct 22 release on Disney Plus. I think this is intended as YA but it misses the mark imo. 2mo
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Catsandbooks
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It's just a bunch of hocus pocus! 🔮🧙🏼‍♀️✨
#scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix

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DinoMom
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I love all the things in my #basicwitchswap package from @BeeMagical

I am honoured to be one of your first swaps! You are already a pro at it. I am going to enjoy all of these books! I love the magnet and the herb journal!

Thank You!
@sprainedbrain @mklong for organizing 🧙

sprainedbrain Lovely! I‘m 👀 at that Wellness Witch book! 🖤 3mo
DinoMom @sprainedbrain it looks really good. 3mo
BeeMagical I am so glad you like everything!! I had so much fun getting everything ready for you! I thought the Herbology Journal was a Green Witch must!! Have an amazing Halloween!!!❤️❤️ (edited) 3mo
mklong Love all the Hocus Pocus gear! 3mo
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Butterfinger
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Little Bird and I enjoyed Book Character Day.

Bookwormjillk That‘s super cute 👍 3mo
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AkashaVampie
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"Oh, look. Another glorious morning makes me sick!"

Feeling crappy cuz the cooler weather is getting to me. So having some peanut butter cup pie and some fuel aka The Dew.

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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rubyslippersreads
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For fans of the movie, the book is a #kindlefreebie today. (I‘m a fan of Binx. 😸🐈‍⬛) #kindledeal #ebook

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Since the post is a bit slow at the moment - I thought I‘d send my Halloween postcard to Adelaide now…

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Linsy
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The babies fell asleep in the last movie, so mommy gets some Hocus Pocus! 🔮

#witches #scarathlon #teamslaughter
@Clwojick

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Nik_reads
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Panpan

I was disappointed in both stories. I was hoping for more backstory on the Sanderson sisters in the first book but it was mostly identical to the movie. The sequel was okay but I found it said the same thing over and over but in different ways. I found myself skimming past the rambling to get to the important parts of the plot.

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PatriciaU
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Came across this wonderful memory from 2019 - a viewing of Hocus Pocus and a meet-n-greet with Kathy Najimy. She was just lovely. Time for my seasonal viewing!

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aperfectmjk
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Started Hocus Pocus... not sure I'm going to be able to finish it until later. Have to go to my in-laws for dinner.

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #Screamathon @Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft

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aperfectmjk
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TheSpineView 👍📖🖤🧙‍♀️ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
kimmypete1 Hope you enjoy it! 3mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Come Little Children.

It's probably a good thing we didn't have kids, because I totally would have traumatized them by using this song as their lullaby. I could not find my copy of this book, but I love reading the novelization of the movie... the sequel, not so much.

I'll be posting October's prompts soon!

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Moonprismpower
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Mehso-so

Too young for me. And too much in the sequel remind us of the original. And a bit too unbelievable for a story about witches? This Scooby gang would‘ve been gobbled up by those witches if it weren‘t for that meddling plot twist! I give it a meh.

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coffeewithbooks
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Decide to try paint edges. Now bad for first time . #hocuspocus #paintededges

DivineDiana You painted the edges?!? Impressive! 9mo
coffeewithbooks @DivineDiana yes thank you 😊 9mo
Aims42 Looks great!! 👍🏻 9mo
DivineDiana Looks fantastic! 👏🏻💜👏🏻 9mo
coffeewithbooks Thank you (: 9mo
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Shievad
Mehso-so

If you watched the movie, just skip to Part 2.

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adultishbookworm
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Mehso-so

The first half was great, as this is one of my FAVORITE Halloween movies! The second half... Not as good as I'd hoped, but I am hoping they continue with the implied sequel!

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iDaviex3
Pickpick

Definitely a great read!

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Kshakal
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Super excited that my finisher medal came in the mail for the black flame 5k I did in Halloween!!

LibrarianRyan That is very cool. 1y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Shocktober Film # 19: Hocus Pocus

Yesterday evening's trip to see family meant cuddles with my niece and a family friendly movie. I only saw this for the first time maybe 2 years ago but it's cute and I see why it's such a Halloween favorite.

+1 #scarathlon2020 #teamharkness @staycurious

fredamans I watched this last night. My favorite Halloween movie that is not a horror film! 1y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Pickpick

Full disclosure- I only re-read the first book in this duo bc the sequel is just okay. But I do enjoy this novelization bc it fleshes out the characters a bit more and makes Max less of a yabbos chasing idiot who actually likes Alison for her brains and her looks. Plus more of the Sanderson Sisters!!
#Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness @StayCurious 26pts (for taking place on Halloween!)

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Kimberlone
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Watched another Halloween fave. Who else had a crush on Binx or Max?

+6 points
13889 points total

#Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness @StayCurious

KatieDid927 Max for sure. I had a hardcore crush on Omri Katz even before this movie because of Eerie, Indiana. 1y
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Kshakal
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How do I celebrate Halloween during a pandemic?? By doing the black flame candle 5k of course!

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Kshakal
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Look what my niece drew for me!!! 💖💖💖

Clwojick 😍😍😍 1y
BethM That‘s talent! I‘d frame it! (edited) 1y
Kshakal @BethM I am! And it is going to live in my library! 😊 1y
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CrinolineDream
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I put a spell on you.... it‘s Halloween movie night!

#hocuspocus

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jackilynn
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Working on a project tonight while I watch the movie it is inspired by. My goal is to finish it & get it out before Halloween...almost there!!

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I have to admit that I have never seen this movie before.
#scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness
6pts

Chab256 Me either 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
inthegreensandblues I haven't either but Litsy is making me want to! 1y
Palimpsest “Twist the bones and bend the back. Trim him of his baby fat.” 🎃 1y
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Scochrane26 I haven‘t either 1y
VioletBramble Watch it! I resisted watching it for years because it looks stupid. And it is a kinda stupid movie but in a really fun way. I watch it multiple times every Halloween now.
1y
Texreader @VioletBramble I guess I should try it, too 1y
annahenke Love this one! 1y
IndoorDame My favorite Halloween movie!!! 1y
Avanders I love it too... though I wonder, is it one of those that is better bc we saw it when it first came out? Or did it hold up? 1y
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TamTracy
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Pickpick

I have always loved the movie and I was excited to read the first part. I was happy to see it started very true to the movie. The second part was good as well. Lots of reviews saying it was like fan fiction but I liked it and didn‘t mind. I love the characters and it was the same premise with a predictable outcome. The ending left the door open for another story. I wouldn‘t be opposed! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bookgoil
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Alright I have some readathons ending soon so my points will look wowzers next week I bet once I add up and I want to play the new game hard tomorrow while I‘m bored in my work meeting tomorrow. I‘ve been reading hard and all that! #teamharkness #scarathlon2020 @StayCurious

This is my overall total.

StayCurious Haha awesome! Glad we keep you going at work! 1y
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Kshakal
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Got to introduce my niece to best movie of all time... Hocus Pocus!!

Jaimelire I just took my boys to see it. They had never seen it and the theatre was playing it for $5 per person. The theatre is following Covid rules, so we had almost the whole place to ourselves since it was during the day. Fun! 1y
AmyG Fun! 1y
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JenlovesJT47
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It wouldn‘t be Halloween until watching Hocus Pocus for the 200th time! 🤓

#Scarathlon2020
#TeamSlaughter
#Halloween

6 points

Clwojick Hahahah! No kidding! 1y
Tera66 I love it! It's like good for my soul. 1y
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Kamisha
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Finally got one of my projects finished the way I wanted it! Ps. That candle is also The Black Flame candle from owlcrate last month. Forever adding to my witchy collection! 🎃🔮🧙🏼‍♀️

AkashaVampie love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1y
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rather_be_reading
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Book 177 of 2020

cerijones I just started this book too! Looking forward to getting into the halloween spirit with it! Hope you enjoy it 1y
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cerijones
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My birthday at the end of the month so treated myself to this book as it has been on my wish list for a while. Now im looking forward to diving into this book.

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OriginalCyn620
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A double dose of Halloween nostalgia! This afternoon, me and my girls watched Hocus Pocus. Now, I‘m watching The Lost Boys, basking in the gloriousness that is Kiefer‘s platinum blond mullet.
#selfcarebingo #selfcareisnotselfish

ravenlee Two of my favorites! The Lost Boys was my first mom-sanctioned R-rated movie (based on big sister‘s push for it), and I have converted my husband into a fan. 1y
Bookgoil I just turned on Hocus Pocus! 1y
ElizaMarie Yea!!! Awesome! 1y
OriginalCyn620 @ravenlee two years ago I watched The Lost Boys with my teenager and now she‘s a fan too! 1y
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ElizaMarie
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So. I am doing some stuff today (cleaning out my inbox and stuff) but.. I wanted to put on some Nostalgic Halloween on :) So Hocus Pocus it is!!!

#Scarathlon2020 #TeamSlaughter @clwojick

6 points

Clwojick Classic ♥️ 1y
Bookworm54 I still haven‘t watched this 😳. I know of it, but it has never happened. Might have to watch some Halloween movies this year, as some good ones on Disney plus (including hocus pocus) 1y
AkashaVampie @Bookworm54 where have u been???? Haha Hocus Pocus is the jam! 1y
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Bookworm54 @AkashaVampie I know! For shame 😔 hahaha 1y
ElizaMarie @Bookworm54 like never ever seen this one!? 1y
Bookworm54 Never ever. This year I will watch it :) 1y
ElizaMarie @Bookworm54 you must!!! 1y
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ElizaMarie
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#SelfCareBingo #SelfCareIsNotSelfish
- Bath and Face Mask!
- Do Not Disturb on phone -- purposefully waited a day before answer a work text (they probably wanted me to do OT) and to watch all my Tree House of Horror
- Husband gave me the mug for my coffee :)
- To Do: I put away all the summer stuff (getting ready to move soon)
- Nostalgic Movie : Hocus Pocus :)

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 1y
Pageturner1 👏🥳 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go!!!!! 💞💞💞 1y
Crazeedi 👍👏🎉💖 1y
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GypsyKat
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Watching this classic October movie tonight. 🎃🖤

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Read4life
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Anyone up for some Hocus Pocus? My niece LOVES Winifred so I added a bonus shot of her.
My husband is picking tonight‘s movie. He hasn‘t given me any hints...
#Scarathlon2020 #TeamSlaughter 🔪

Clwojick One of my favourites! 1y
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MoonWitch94
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🎃Watched 1 Episode of Halloween Baking Challenge
🎃Watched my first viewing of Hocus Pocus 😍🕯

🧡 11 points #TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020

Sharpeipup Did you like hocus pocus? 1y
MoonWitch94 Oh yes! 😍😍😍 1y
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Butterfinger
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Watched Hocus Pocus tonight. I had never watched it. #Scarathlon #TeamHarkness @StayCurious I am going to add my 80 from the puns challenge here.

86 points

Chab256 I've never seen it either! 1y
Butterfinger @Chab256 my girls liked it. 1y
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Moonprismpower
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Just got a new mask. 😀👻😈

MoonWitch94 Love it! I have one like that too 1y
Laughterhp Love it! 1y
TheNeverendingTBR Hocus Pocus 💫 1y
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AmyG How cute! 1y
OriginalCyn620 Love it! 🖤 1y
Lovesbooks87 Love it! 1y
JessClark78 🖤 1y
Megabooks Cute!! 1y
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Endowarrior21
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My #BasicWitchSwap aesthetic ♌️🌌🌕🌒🌖🌓🌗🌔🌘🌑🌜🌛🌝

I love crystals( amethyst, Fire Opal, and Quartz are my favorites), the moon phases, dried herbs, and smudge sticks/candles. My favorite books are Hocus Pocus, The Bone Witch, and Practical Magick. I am a Leo/Cancer and I study Nature Magick and I was born under a Full Moon. So I am drawn to the moon and it‘s phases always have been. @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady 💜💜💜 1y
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MoBee
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Heard mix reviews of this book but it's my favorite Halloween classic movie. Starting a little early this year. hate when people rush time and now I'm doing it. First selfie but wanted to show off my first pair of glasses

Literary_Siren Cute and I love your necklace! 1y
MoBee @Literary_Siren , Thank you 1y
AkashaVampie @MoBee just what @Literary_Siren said.... beautiful beautiful necklace. I have a Triquetra necklace I wear every day... my hubby got it for me! 💜💜💜 1y
MoBee @AkashaVampie , I wear mine very day too.. My boyfriend gave me mine as well 1y
AkashaVampie @MoBee that's awesome!!! 1y
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MoonWitch94
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1️⃣ Dracula; The Sanderson Sisters; Michael Myers
2️⃣Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING!
3️⃣ A Witch or Elvira
4️⃣ Treats (but Tricks are fun!)
5️⃣ Yes, sometimes
6️⃣ Black Cat
7️⃣ I love them both! Can‘t choose
8️⃣Haunted Hayride
9️⃣ Apple Pie
🔟 Cemetery
#HauntedHallowSwap

wanderinglynn 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 1y
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Anessacerylife
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I really wanted to love this but I wasn‘t thrilled reading it. Hopefully the rest of my #summerween readathon is better.

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AsYouWish
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I saw this on Facebook and since my little Halloween loving heart is on count down to all the spooky movies, thought I would share. Plus I thought it would be really funny to see all of your answers.

Here is mine: I put a spell on you and now you can read the books I have found.

#HocusPocus

CBee I put a spell on you and now you have a lot to say 😳😂 2y
lahousewyfe I put a spell on you and now I have to wait for the next one. 2y
MoonWitch94 I put a spell on you and now you can have a conversation about that one. 2y
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Kshakal
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I want this on shirt so badly!!!

JackOBotts Love this!!! 2y
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bookful
Mehso-so

I like the first half, well the beginning part then I got to the sequel half ,I just didn't like it it seem it drag on at the end to like find a way to get rid of the witches they drag it. Anyways I'll be donating this book to my daughter's school library, it's one of those read once books .😒