Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver. Since Liesl’s evil stepmother locked her in the attic, her days are all the same–boring and lonely. Until one day Po, the ghost of a child, appears to her. At the same time Will, the alchemist’s apprentice, makes a terrible mistake. He accidentally delivers a box of powerful magic to Liesl’s house. Thus, Liesl’s adventure begins as she escapes from the attic and must run from the people who want their magic back.
Book reviewed by Mary S., Youth Services Department Head