For many of us, the high school years are when we start to really figure out who we are. In Witch and Wizard, teenagers Whit and Wisty are in the middle of this process when they get some big news: They're not just a jock and a smart-aleck, they're also a wizard and a witch with mad magical abilities. As they process this news, they also begin to see that the world around them is not exactly what it seems. What they think of as reality is just one of five worlds—and there's a prophecy that says they have to visit them all.
Questions About Identity
At what point do you think Whit and Wisty truly accept their identities as a witch and a wizard? Why does it happen in these moments?
Why are Whit and Wisty reluctant to accept their roles as the liberators of the child rebellion? How is their reluctance similar? How is it different?
Do you think you would be a Curve or a Straight and Narrow? Explain your answer.
Chew on This
In the world of Witch and Wizard, nothing is quite what it seems to be.
In the world of Witch and Wizard, it's not that things aren't what they seem, it's that people aren't paying attention.