Review! The Lunch Witch by Deb Lucke

8 Feb

lunchwitchThe Lunch Witch #1

By Deb Lucke

Series: The Lunch Witch (Book 1)

180 pages – ages 7+

Will be published by Papercutz on March 17, 2015

Synopsis- Grunhilda the Black Heart is a witch. She is a mean witch, too. But no one really believes in magic anymore, so she needs to find a job. After her job as a fake witch failed (she turned the boss into poop), she needed to find a new job. Grunhilda finds an ad looking for a school lunch lady and decided to try it out. And she loves it. The kids hate it. All was well. Well, until a girl who was going to fail the grade figures out that she’s a witch and tries to blackmail Grunhilda into using her witchcraft make her smart. Grunhilda says no. A couple of days later Grunhilda is serving lunch and sees the girl who’s been held back, standing in line. When the girl says that she’ll always be stupid, something resonates within Grunhilda from when she was in witch training. Can a witch have a change of heart?

What I Liked- The overall tone of the story is very serious (language and pictures), but there is some great humor in this one. The humor and illustrations have an edge to them. The story is packed with “dry” humor (like the school lunch lady ad says “Good cooks need not apply”). The illustrations have a dark-creepy feel to them. I like how the book shows the gradual change in Grunhilda from a mean witch to a nice(ish) lady. The pages had an interesting look to them, like a kind of old-time wearing. I like how Grunhilda and the girl change each other over the course of the story. I also like how the ending has you wondering if Grunhilda really did have a change of  heart. At 180 pages, this graphic novel has enough room to pack a great story into its pages. It looks like this will be an interesting series.

I give this book four out of five bookworms.fourbooks

20 Responses to “Review! The Lunch Witch by Deb Lucke”

  1. readingwithrhythm February 8, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

    Way before my time, my Mom Person had a dog named Brunhilda. I don’t think it was a witch dog. But maybe that could be in the next book in the series! 😛

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  2. Genevieve Petrillo February 9, 2015 at 6:21 am #

    Lunch Witch! Yay! I bet she’d make some yummy dishes that I would like. Goose-poop-casserole, anyone? And while she’s at it, maybe she could make me a little smarter, too!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  3. jama February 9, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    Sounds interesting. Wonder how it compares to the Lunch Lady series. . . . 🙂

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

      Well, from what I’ve read, they are very different books. They are both good, though. 🙂

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  4. Patricia Tilton February 9, 2015 at 9:53 am #

    Lunch Witch sounds interesting especially if she turns her old boss into poop. Grunhilda is a good name. Is she the protagonist or is the girl?

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks February 9, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

      I’m not sure exactly, but the main change is in Grunhilda (although the girl changes too).

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  5. sabrinawrites1 February 9, 2015 at 10:10 am #

    Great cover!

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  6. heylookawriterfellow February 9, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    Oh, that cover! Oh, this story! Oh, I’m sold.

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  7. Catherine Johnson February 9, 2015 at 11:08 am #

    I love dry humour and witches! I’ve got to read this

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  8. julie rowan zoch February 9, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

    Love the idea here – and the cover (duh, right?).

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