Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Practical Magic by: Alice Hoffman Review

The bestselling author of Second Nature, Illumination Night and Turtle Moon now offers her most fascinating and tantalizingly accomplished novel yet -- a winning tale that amply confirms Alice Hoffman's reputation not only as a genius of the vivid scene and unforgettable character but as one of America's most captivating storytellers.

When the beautiful and precocious sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are orphaned at a young age, they are taken to a small Massachusetts town to be raised by their eccentric aunts, who happen to dwell in the darkest, eeriest house in town. As they become more aware of their aunts' mysterious and sometimes frightening powers -- and as their own powers begin to surface -- the sisters grow determined to escape their strange upbringing by blending into "normal" society.

But both find that they cannot elude their magic-filled past. And when trouble strikes -- in the form of a menacing backyard ghost -- the sisters must not only reunite three generations of Owens women but embrace their magic as a gift -- and their key to a future of love and passion. Funny, haunting, and shamelessly romantic, Practical Magic is bewitching entertainment -- Alice Hoffman at her spectacular best.

My Review:

This book was great filled with more than the movie had. You can actually see the bickering that the Owen's sisters had through the book and how everything wasn't always easy for them. How they ran from the aunts and what they taught them. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Definitely made me appreciate the movie more. One that could be read again. Filled with humor, adventure, mishaps and love. A great story for anyone looking for fiction, magic and love intertwined. A 5 cup book.
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