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ERIC Number: EJ785228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
Becoming a Woman through Wicca: Witches and Wiccans in Contemporary Teen Fiction
Jarvis, Christine
Children's Literature in Education, v39 n1 p43-52 Mar 2008
The article examines Cate Tiernan's "Wicca" series. This series and the "Circle of Three" books by Isobel Bird explore the experiences of teenage girls who embrace the pagan religion, Wicca. The texts reflect the growing interest in spirituality expressed by many young people and extend the literary representation of witchcraft. Tiernan produces stories of spiritual growth entwined with fantasy and romance. The series operates within a moral and religious framework that allows girls to feel positive about their bodies and their sexuality and acknowledges the complex moral decisions many young people face.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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