Learning to be a better witch! Eek!
Leaving friends and family…sad.
No more bully Melanie – yay!
Heidi knows that her mom and aunt loved going to Broomsfield Academy – regular boarding school with secret witch classes.
But what if no one at Broomsfield likes her? How can she start middle school without her best friends, Lucy and Bruce?
Her broommate’s side of their dorm room is all pink, pink, pink – oh, no! It’s snarky Melanie, and she’s a witch, too?!
Heidi uses magic to prank Melanie into moving to another room, but gets busted for doing spells outside their amazing hidden Magic School.
Forced together during getting-acquainted games and activities, the tweens find some common ground, still wish for other broommates.
Why has Melanie always picked on Heidi?
How does the Academy keep the School of Magic secret from the regular students?
Will Heidi ever discover her secret witch gift?
Her first crush, new ways of looking at familiar things – definitely a growing-up year for Heidi!
Brimming with illustrations and Heidi’s words getting bigger for emphasis, this first book in the Middle School and Other Disasters series is a fun read.
What’s your best starting-school memory?
Book info: Worst Broommate Ever! (Middle School and Other Disasters, book 1) / Wanda Coven; illustrated by Anna Abramskaya. Simon Spotlight, 2023. [author video] [illustrator site] [publisher site] Review copy and cover image courtesy of the publisher.