Saturday, October 21, 2017
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
This prequel to the book Practical Magic is set in the 1960s and it follows the Owens siblings, Franny, Jet, and Vincent. Alice Hoffman's unique writing style makes magical realism come to life as Susanna unsuccessfully tries to keep her children from their magical heritage. They learn from their Aunt Isabelle that their family is cursed and that anyone they fall in love with is doomed, yet she encourages them to love anyway. The story is lovely and magical as all of Hoffman's books are and I highly recommend it.