Spell Check

About the book: A skeleton is rattling its way out of the closet marked “FAMILY SECRET! KEEP OUT!” 
Allyson Peterson believes that being hanged by the Salem High Witches is the absolute worst thing that can happen. But when her powers, wrested from the trolls of ancient Sweden, manifest themselves, she realizes that a prank hanging by vindictive cheerleaders is the least of her worries. 
Ally accidentally sends her parents to the jungle to fight anacondas, turns her brother into a mute, and curses the entire cheerleading team with an illness that has no cure, proving that her spells need a little checking. Her Swedish grandmother shows up to help her through the worst part of all—surviving the Troll Trials and saving the guy of her dreams from a vengeance that has festered through-out generations. 
The power is in her, if she can just get the magic right.

My review: Allyson Peterson, or Ally, never plans to be hung up in a tree in the cemetery in the middle of the night on her birthday. But that's what happens when the Salem High cheerleading team, also known as the witches, decide to pull a prank on her. Ally also doesn't plan on having powers suddenly manifest themselves so that she accidentally curses said cheerleading team, especially Lisa Snoddy the ringleader of the group. Things just keep getting stranger and stranger as every wish that she makes just keep coming true, including both of her parents turning up missing. Just when it seems all is lost, she's able to get in touch with her grandmother and learns that she's turning into a witch, and what she needs to do in order to set her spells right. But the worst is yet to come for Ally, as she has to survive the Troll Trials all on her own. Will she be able to figure out all of this new special power stuff before it's too late?

This is a really cute book! It's written for teenagers, and I love that it's clean and completely appropriate for them, yet it's complicated and fun enough for adults to enjoy it too! I like Ally, I like all of the little misunderstandings and problems that she has, they keep the story moving along, and who didn't know a girl just like Lisa Snoddy in high school? I know I did, and seeing her get just what she deserved made me just a little bit happy! I'm hoping that Julie Wright keeps writing stories about Ally and her misadventures so we can read about them for a long, long time.

I was able to get a copy of this from Amazon, it just happened to be free that day.

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