Kat, Incorrigible

Burgis, Stephanie

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Kat, Incorrigible
In Regency England, when twelve-year-old Kat discovers she has magical powers, she tries to use them to rescue her sister from marrying a man she does not love.

Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781416994473
Branch Call Number: J FIC B
Characteristics: 298 p. ; 22 cm.


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It's 1803 and 12-year-old Kat is just discovering her magical powers much to her step-mother's dismay. She uses her newfound (and untrained) powers to help her eldest sister Elissa fend off the sinister, and much-too-old for her Sir Neville and help her other sister, Angeline reconnect with her t... Read More »

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Jan 03, 2014
  • m2 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A fun (and not slavishly historical) romp through Regency England with the incorrigible Kat Stephenson! Magic in this world is inherited and scandalous. The fact that Kat uses her considerable untrained magical talent for the sole purpose of getting her older sisters married to men of their choice is hysterical! The allusions (to other fiction by Austen and otherwise) will add another layer to your enjoyment.

Jul 10, 2013
  • Kdmullerspy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome book! Kat is so clever! I found it very interesting.

Aug 01, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

There is a certain subset of romantic tween gal who has outgrown the princess genre but still longs for something similar. For them, this book fills that hard-to-define little need they may not even know they have. I think it is appealing to a certain kind of child. Some fantasy fans may find it too grounded in history to really get into it, while historical fiction fans could dislike what little magic there is. Yet for some, it’s just the right balance for the time period. Funny and strange, it’s bound to find some fans in the 9-12 range. I’ve seen books similar to it before, but nothing reads quite like this clever little debut. Good stuff.

Jul 24, 2011
  • chocolatechip rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

three words:
I LOVED IT!!!!!!


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Jul 09, 2014
  • blue_cat_4724 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_cat_4724 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Apr 02, 2013
  • white_zebra_177 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

white_zebra_177 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

Aug 01, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 14

Jul 14, 2012

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Aug 01, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

And she would have got away with it too, if it hadn’t been for those pesky sisters! Katherine Ann Stephenson (Kat) was wholly prepared to disguise herself as a boy and escape to London in order to save her eldest sister from having to marry that wretched Sir Neville, thereby keeping the family from financial ruin. Unfortunately, Kat doesn’t get five feet before her two older sisters figure out what she’s up to and put a stop to it. The year is 1803 and Kat’s mother (now long since dead) was once a witch. Thinking on her feet, Kat decides that the next best way to save Elissa is to locate her mother’s magic books and find something useful in them. This plan doesn’t entirely work either, though, since (A) Angeline got to them first and has been experimenting and (B) it turns out that Kat has a very different, very powerful kind of magic of her own that has nothing to do with witchcraft. Now the whole family has been invited to a nearby estate, and Kat has only a little time to outwit various adults, save her sisters, make everything right, and defeat the only villain who has ever made her feel truly powerless.


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Aug 01, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“I was twelve years of age when I chopped off my hair, dressed in boys’ clothes, and set off to save my family from impending ruin.”


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