Kat, Incorrigible by Stphanie Burgis
In nineteenth-century England, twelve-year-old Kat Stephenson knows she was born to be a magical Guardian and protector of Society—if she can find true acceptance in the secret order that expelled her mother. She’s ready to upend the rigid Order of the Guardians, whether the older members like it or not. And in a Society where magic is the greatest scandal of all, Kat is determined to use her powers to help her two older sisters find their own true loves, even if she has to turn highwayman, battle wild magic, and confront real ghosts along the way! History seamlessly merges with fantasy in this humorous and lively novel.
- Age Range: 10 – 14 years
- Grade Level: 5 – 9
- Series: Kat, Incorrigible (Book 1)
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (April 5, 2011)
Kids that like magic and historical fiction will love this book. It has a Jane Austen feel to it, but it’s written with lots of spunk and humor. Kat is a wonderful heroine that you can’t help but love. She is young, impulsive, and very intelligent. She figures things out before anyone else does and gets frustrated when other people don’t catch on right away. She also loves her family, (even if they drive her crazy) and risks everything to save them.
Content: a few curse words and taking the Lord’s name in vain