So You Want to Be a Wizard: The First Book in the Young Wizards Series

By Diane Duane

Something stopped Nita's hand because it ran alongside the bookshelf. She seemed and
found that one of many books had a unfastened thread on the most sensible of its backbone. It used to be a type of so that you are looking to Be a . . . books, a chain on careers. So you must Be a Pilot, and a Scientist . . . a author. But his one stated, So you need to Be a Wizard.
I do not belive this, Nina concept. She close the booklet and stood there maintaining it in
her hand, pressured, surprised, suspicious--and overjoyed. If it was once a funny story, it used to be a good one. If it wasn't . . . ?

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The place is she? ” (He,) the tree stated. (In the center of all these made-stone roads. I take note whilst these roads went in, they usually took a development Kimber have been engaged on for 80 years and scraped it naked and poured that black rock over it. essentially the most complicated, most—) He? Nita idea, and her center sank a little bit. She had difficulty speaking to boys. “You suggest around the highway, in the midst of the interchange? That eco-friendly position? ” (Didn’t you listen me? Are you deaf? foolish query. That different one needs to be, to not have heard Teleri yelling at him. And now i guess you’ll commence scratching up the floor and invoking powers and ruining my college. good, allow me inform you—) “I, uh—listen, I’ll seek advice from you later,” Nita stated hurriedly. She acquired to her ft, brushed herself off, and commenced away during the woods at a trot. one other wizard? And my God, the trees—! Their laughter at her amazement was once throughout her as she ran, the merriment of every thing from foot-high weeds to hundred-foot oaks, rustling within the wind—grave chuckling of maples and alders, titters from groves of sapling sassafras, foolish guffawing within the raspberry trees, an important belly-laugh from the oldest hole ash tree earlier than the highway interchange. How may I by no means have heard them prior to! Nita stopped on the freeway’s side and made yes that there have been no autos coming prior to she attempted to go. The interchange used to be a kind of cloverleaf affairs, and the circle shaped via one of many off-ramps held a stand of the unique pre-freeway bushes inside of it, in one of those sunken bowl. Nita dashed around the concrete and stood a second, breathless, on the fringe of the downslope, sooner than beginning down it slantwise. This was once one other of her mystery areas, a place shaded and peaceable in summer time and iciness either due to the pine bushes that roofed the hole in. yet there has been not anything peaceable approximately it this day. anything used to be within the air, and the bushes, annoyed, have been muttering between themselves. Even on a foot-thick cushion of pine needles, Nita’s ft looked to be making an excessive amount of noise. She attempted to stroll softly and needed the timber wouldn’t stare at her so. the place the slope bottomed out she stopped, taking a look round her nervously, and that was once whilst she observed him. The boy was once preserving a stick in a single hand and staring closely on the flooring beneath a massive shag-larch on one facet of the grove. He used to be shorter than she was once, and seemed more youthful, and he additionally seemed primary in some way. Now who's that? she idea, feeling extra anxious nonetheless. not anyone had ever been in a single of her mystery locations whilst she got here there. however the boy simply stored frowning on the flooring, as though it have been a attempt paper and he was once attempting to scowl definitely the right resolution out of it. a really ordinary-looking child, with directly black hair and a Hispanic glance to his face, donning a beat-up eco-friendly windbreaker and denims and footwear, protecting a willow wand of a sort that Nita’s publication prompt for particular types of spelling. He let loose what gave the impression of a breath of inflammation and positioned his palms on his hips. “Cojones,” he muttered, shaking his head—and midway throughout the shake, he stuck sight of Nita.

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