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Street Magic

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  51 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A teenage runaway on the streets of San Francisco discovers a hitherto unseen world of fairy creatures, many of them runaways like himself, and joins them in a search for the portal that will allow them to return to their magical home.

There remains some Magic in this world of ours, although the Fair Realm draws further and further away. Gateways linger in a few places--an
Paperback, 246 pages
Published August 15th 1992 by Tor Books (first published 1991)
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Sep 17, 2009 Linda rated it did not like it
How can I begin to count the ways in which this book is dreadful? I don't think I can. I lost IQ points just reading it. There's the whiny, spoiled, incompetent main character who is a hero only by dint of blood, and not for any redeeming personal characteristics, yet is still treated like a hero by the other characters? There's the supposedly warming this-world-is-good theme that is completely undermined by how obviously better the other world is. There's the bad dialogue. The overused cliches. ...more
May 19, 2008 Jean rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves fairytales
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This book blew me away. In just under 250 pages Reaves' weaves together six different narrative without missing a beat and wraps up the story with a surprising and satisfying ending. The themes of lost and loneliness vibrate throughout the book; the feeling of nostalgia is there even for someone who hasn't lived through the same eras as the characters, who are some of the most lifelike I've seen in quite a few books.

This book definitely has a place on my favorites bookshelf to be read over and o
Patricia Kaniasty
Aug 16, 2015 Patricia Kaniasty rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boring, boring, boring. I wanted to like this story so very badly. There was just nothing of interest there. It seemed to drag on and on. To me the characters were not well developed. Didnot feel a connection with any of them.
Nov 23, 2015 Nick rated it liked it
Not bad for a dime store read. A little loose around the plot lines, but very delicately woven together in such a way that they all made sense in the end. A quick read at the very least, so it wasn't a lot of time spent. Enjoyable at a lot of points, but still kind of...empty overall. I would have liked a lot more to happen and for more of the world to be explained. But, what can you do? For a short book, it was enjoyable.
Lauren RM
Sep 19, 2011 Lauren RM rated it it was ok
This book is about what it looks like - escapist fantasy story set in San Francisco about a 14 year old kid who ran away from his abusive father and then meets some fairies who say he can help them get home, with two love stories surrounding the people who are there when he escapes to fairyland thrown in for good measure. Another one I got when I was in middle school. I considered keeping it on the grounds that I think about it when it's not around, then decided to give it to the library.
Sacha Laski
I read this the first time when I was a kid. I had so much trouble finding it that I was almost sure I had made it up myself. FINALLY found it, realized how much this was NOT a kid's book. I love it though.
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Micheal Reeves is an Emmy Award-winning television writer and screenwriter whose many credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation, Twilight Zone, Batman: The Animated Series; and Gargoyles. His novels include the New York Times bestseller STAR WARS: Darth Maul - Shadowhunter and the forthcoming STAR WARS: Death Star. He has written a book called Interworld with Neil Gaiman. He's also written sh ...more
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