Book Review: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman


Title: Practical Magic

By: Alice Hoffman

Genre: Paranormal

Pages: 286

Release Date: August 5th, 2003

Publisher: Penguin

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman.
For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: as children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape.
One will do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they share will bring them back—almost as if by magic...


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The book was so much different than a movie...

The Practical Magic movie is my absolute favorite Halloween watch, but the book turned out to be something else completely. It still had the same wonderful characters with a crazy, but fantastical plot line, but it wasn't as swoon worthy as the movie.

I'm sure if I had read the book first, this would have all made sense to me, but since I'm such a fan of the movie, I had a hard time loving the story. I still gave the book 4 stars since it stands apart from all the other witch books on the shelves. A must read if you haven't watched the movie yet... Then watch the movie.

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