How to Succeed in Witchcraft

How to Succeed in Witchcraft

Booksmart meets The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in this spellbinding YA debut about a biracial witch who must choose between winning a scholarship and exposing her drama teacher's misbehavior. Teen witch Shay Johnson has one thing on her mind: winning the Brockton Scholarship. It's her ticket into the magical university of her dreams. There's just one person standing in Shay's way--her nemesis, the brilliant Ana Álvarez. When the head of the scholarship committee and drama teacher, Mr. B., persuades Shay to audition for the musical Bronxtown Brooms, she warily agrees only to impress him. But Mr. B casts Shay, who is half-Black, as the lead because he thinks she's Latina. Well...she is not. And who does Mr. B. cast as the other lead? Ana freaking Álvarez. With rehearsals underway, Shay realizes Ana is...not awful. And maybe even beautiful? But as Shay finds herself in the favor of Mr. B., his special attention starts to make her uncomfortable. And when Shay learns Mr. B has a history of inappropriate relationships with teen witches, she's faced with a tough decision: Does she say something--even if it means risking the scholarship and the future she's fought so hard for?
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