Juvenile novelizations of "family" movies and television shows are a rather interesting breed. Although there are some that are at least decent, many are either shoddily written (such as the abysmal literary versions of "Jingle All the Way" or "Jump In!") or have less content than the film or TV episode(s) that they're based on ("The Magic School Bus" TV tie-in books are a perfect example.) Usually, such literature seems to only be published for the media companies to keep raking in the dough. However, I didn't get that feeling from "Haywire," the second novelization of the Disney Channel sitcom "Wizards of Waverly Place." The writing was surprisingly good, and it even maintained the humor that makes the show funny. If you've got a fan of the Mouse House's wizarding family in your house, or even if you're one yourself, this is worth a look.