Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sunny Nwazue is a young girl who has been bullied her whole life. She is an albino who was born in New York but now lives in Aba Nigeria. One morning she wakes up to her hair on fire and ends up having to cut off all of her hair, making her an even bigger target. When she befriends Orlu though she finds herself with a new friend Chichi.

Everything changes with her new found friends and Sunny discovers a world only whispered about. Sunny now is on a quest to track down serial kidnapper and harmer of children, Black Hat Otokoto. Sunny discovers she has a long legacy of power and has to seesaw herself between keeping what she is doing secret and learning everything about her powers before it is too late.

I really enjoyed this. In the beginning I was not sure what was going to happen with Sunny and then everything changes when Orlu and Chichi are introduced. I thought this was a terrific read, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. At times the kids i want to shake especially for Chichi but overall the story is fantastic.

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