A Different Witch (A Modern Witch, #5)
by Debora Geary
Published December 2012
Witch Central welcomes everyone. Or does it?
Twenty months ago, Jamie and Lauren crashed a coven meeting in Chicago - a visit they barely remember. For Beth Landler, it was the moment that fractured her circle and awakened her need for an entirely different kind of magic.
The kind only found in Witch Central. If she can dig up the courage to go.
A Different Witch is book five of the top-rated A Modern Witch series. Light contemporary fantasy with a good dose of humor, a little romance, and characters you won't want to leave.
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I'm not quite sure where to start with this one. At first, I'll admit, I was a bit stand-off-ish. Why? Because it hit just a little too close to home for me. But it grew on me quickly, and I read it as quickly as the others. (Which means I was done in a day.)
Beth has Asperger's, which is part of what makes her so different from the witches in the heart of Witch Central. When Beth goes there to learn things she feels a need - and desire - to know, it's hard for some of the members of Witch Central to accept her. Especially Nell, who is kind of the heartbeat of the community. She doesn't want to be unaccepting, but finds certain things very hard to rise above.
As the mother of an autistic child, this book hit on many struggles and judgments/prejudices that are a daily part of life for us. Which is probably why so many tears were shed in the reading of it.