The Wizard's Dilemma
by Diane Duane
Harcourt, Inc., 2001, ISBN 0-15-202551-0
A book review by Elisabeth Carey
Nita Callahan and Kit Rodriguez start to experience some of the painful parts of growing up. Their friendship is changing, Nita's having scale problems in her approach to magical tasks, Kit's dog Ponch is doing strange things, and Nita's mother is ill. Nita is not the most secure and confident personality to start with, and she's definitely not having any fun. Not quite an idiot plot; I had just about reached the point of screaming at Kit and Nita that they needed to actually tell each other what was going on, when they finally did. Mrs. Callahan turns out to have few surprises of her own, too.
If you like the series, you'll enjoy this one, but it's definitely not the place to start.