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by Alice Hoffman
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Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it 5 years ago
More than a story about transformation, it is one of transcendence. The version I read, bore the cover image of a hand attempting to grab at a heel, and it reminded me of the Biblical Jacob's attempt to usurp his brother Esau's birthright. The characters in this story aimed to overcome their difficu...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 5 years ago
The shorts were okay alone, but didn't work as an overall book for me. They just didn't fit together properly, and they tried to be a complete story. It can work, it has in the past, but it didn't work in this case for me. Also, super depressing. Blargh. Onto Practical Magic!
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it 7 years ago
Four minus.Sweet and short, in that order. I finished it in one evening.Hoffman has a wonderful writing style. She wrote "Practical Magic," which was made into a movie. If you've seen it, you know that she's strong on female characters and the bonds between them. Reading this book, I fell in lov...
willemite rated it 14 years ago
In this coming of age tale, Gretel and Jill are Long Island teens in a contemporary setting, Franconia, a place so bereft of imagination that all the local enterprises use the town’s name for theirs. There are moments in which magic enlivens the story and provides a context. In one, Gretel and Jaso...
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