T. Kingfisher: A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking (Paperback, 2020, Argyll Productions) 5 stars

Fourteen year old Mona is a baker but she is also a not-very-powerful wizard - …

Fun adventure for young readers

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This was a quick and fun story that I think would appeal to young readers. The plot was straightforward and clearly explained: a bit too clearly for my tastes, with heavy-handed social commentary, but then I’m certainly not young! I liked that Mona had a good relationship with her aunt and uncle. She did came across as younger than her stated 14, especially in the medieval-ish setting. She struck me more as an observer and pushed around by circumstances (and other people’s actions/decisions) than having her own agency, which added to the “young” feel. The gingerbread man was fun.