Burgis, Stephanie Kat, Incorrigible, 295 p. Atheneum (Simon), 2011. $7. Content: G.
Now that she knows she has magical powers, Kat, 12, is determined to use them. Her sisters seem equally determined to keep her from learning. Her eldest sister is betrothed to a thoroughly despicable old man, in a society that sees absolutely nothing wrong with that. Kat’s new, yet to be mastered powers may save the day, but make some enemies and imperil the family name. I wanted to love Kat, really I did, but it just didn’t come together for me. The ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy towards magic and the Victorian manner-isms just grated on my nerves.
EL – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher