Book Review: Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

Wintersmith is always a pleasure to read. Tiffany has come a long way from who she was when she rescued her little brother and baron’s son from the Queen of Fairies. She is more sure of herself and of her talents, and a clear understanding of what witching is all about. But she still has growing up to do as becoming a witch you have to face your own mistakes. No one will be there to rescue you, as you are usually the one who does the rescuing. Okay, the older witches help her, but she has to do the actual work. Also, she is turning 13, leaving childhood behind and starting to notice boys and be noticed by boys. That is the problem, what if the boy who notices you is the personification of winter? While that might be a delightful idea on some level, winter can’t walk on earth forever, summer has to come up, especially when the sheep are in danger.

But the book is not all about romance, it is also about what matters in life. It shows this through the contrast between Annagramma and Tiffany and between Granny and Letice Earwig. It is about the difference between caring and appearing and doing the work and magic it away. Pratchett teaches a great lesson here. If you want something, if you value something, you usually have to put the effort and time to gain it. It being talent, relationship, and things, etc.  But that is not all Pratchett shows with the book, there is this thing called Boffo. Boffo comes down to “the power of expectations” as Pratchett explains it, meaning with stories and gimmickry you can create an idea/image and use it into your advance or, in this case, to the advancement of the village. You can create the expectations, or you can play to the existing ones. It is a wonderful concept to teach to young children. The power of perception holds great importance in our world. And you can use it for good or bad.

Wintersmith is an amazing book. As always with Terry Pratchett’s writing, it is multilayered. There is so much to follow for people of all ages. Also, I love how there are no wicked people in the story, just misguided ones, and even they can learn. I loved this book the first time around, and I love it still.

Thank you for reading and have a witchy day ❤

0 comments on “Book Review: Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Lebana's Journey |Prose and Poetry|

I Dare You to Figure Me Out


Highs and lows of life.


Free PLR Content

deepak sharma writes

Short and Inspiring Stories, Travel Memoirs and Articles

Victoria Dutu Author Books and Paintings

Buy just now these Books and Painting created by me, VICTORIA DUTU. My paintings and books are about a world of soul, mind, heart, love, suffer, faith, God, man and women, powerful of heart and mind, victory, success, to be strong and winner in our time.

Life in Copenhagen

Life in Copenhagen, Denmark, after moving during Covid-19.

Victoria Dutu *** Art Gallery and Books ***Galeria de PICTURI SI CARTI

Buy a Book and a Painting created by me, because them are intelligent and beautiful.* Comanda acum o carte si o pictura create de mine pentru ca au la baza principiul estetic de frumos! * Telefon&WhatsApp:+40740.27.99.08/

Being Zab

The Storyteller (Qissa-Go)



Ange Marie Blog

Affiliate, Mobile, Social Media and Digital Marketing

Welcome To Milestonemonger`s Homepage

Welcome you to follow my journey!

Flora Fiction

A Creative Space

Mounzer Darwich

Be dedicated...................... Blog for free debate and dialogue in the affairs of society, family and people

Simplify Tasks

Want to learn the simple way?

The Reader Next Door

A book journal (mostly)

The Alchemist's Studio

Raku pottery, vases, and gifts

It's all about Inspiration

Inspiration is our vision as it is the key to success. This Blog is about Personality Development, SEO, Amazon Affiliate Marketing, Blog ideas, and photography.

%d bloggers like this: