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The Power of Five (W.I.T.C.H., Book 1) Paperback – April 2, 2004
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However, when I got it, not only was it not a comic book, but the book literally fell apart in my hands when I opened it. Several of the pages have already fallen out and I only got it an hour ago. I am extremely disappointed in this product.
In the book there are five main characters. Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and HayLin. Will is the leader of the girls. She has the power to make things talk to her. Irma has the power of water. She kind of doesn't like Cornelia because Cornelia thinks about herself all the time. Irma is very smart and loves water. Next is Taranee, she has the power of fire. Taranee is smarl and whenever Irma and Cornelia get into arguments, Taranee's there to break it up and solve it. Cornelia is the popular selfish type of girl. She sometimes doesn't follow the rules. She has the power of earth. Last is HayLin, who has the power of air. Her grandma was once a guardina. HayLin has style with her clothes and she's very smart. HayLin sometimes can be brave wand sometimes she can be afraid.
The problem in the story is that weird things start to happen to the girls and they don't know what is going on. One day HayLin's grandmother told them about how she had special powers and was the guardian of the veil which she has passed down to them. The girls begin to use their powers and become accustom. Their friend Elyon became missing after the big Halloween dance and their search began.
Will, Irma, Tarnaee, Cornelia and HayLin are trying to find Elyon by fighting battles. At the end of the book they fight their first battle. What they don't know is Elyon was hiding behind a tree. She was watching their every move. The girls do not realize that she saw them.
I like this book very much. I would recommend this book to another person because I think they should get to read it and experience the adventure. You can also watch the TV show that come on ABC Kids.
Other than that, this is a good series about five girls who transform into the Guardians of the Veil and fight evil. I also recommend the Winx Club TV show and the books based on it. Some say that W.i.t.c.h. copied Winx Club or Winx Club copied W.i.t.c.h. but there are several diffrences. Really the only thing that's the same are that they transform and have wings, the red-haired girl is the leader, they're both from Europe, and they both start out with five girls. However, both series are a lot like anime and magical girl anime often has five main characters (like Sailor Moon and Tokyo Mew Mew). But in Winx Club they met Layla in season two, and Elyon in W.i.t.c.h. doesn't really count since she's not a Guardian. Anyway I recommend both series. I haven't seen very much of the W.i.t.c.h. tv show but what I saw was okay. I like the Winx Club TV show better because season 2 is a lot like anime.
W.i.t.c.h. is a series of chapter books about Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin. They're just average teenage girls- except that they have magic powers!
The Power of Five is the first book in this original and exciting series. In The Power of Five, the girls learn they are Guardians of the Veil- an invisible barrier between all the worlds in the universe. Will is the Keeper of the Heart of Candracar, a magical orb that transforms the girls into more mature and stronger versions of themselves, and can control energy. Irma can control water. Taranee can control fire. Cornelia can control earth. And Hay Lin can control air.
The book is a little confusing, because the chapters switch to different characters' points of view, and sometimes the manga inserts are confusing, too.
This book ends leaving you wondering what will happen next. Overall, it was really good and one of my favorites in the series. Some of the writing wasn't that great, but I loved it just the same. The artwork on the manga inserts was really detailed and beautiful. I absolutely loved this book.