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Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
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Aug 12, 11

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Read in August, 2011

I love magical-realism. I don't read enough of it. The great thing about Allen's books, for me, is that they take place in my homestate of North Carolina. Reading about such subtle magic and magical communities that are set in towns so near me makes it seem as if there really is something special about the place I live, something otherwordly. I fell in love with Massachusetts from reading so many Alice Hoffman novels, and I hope Allen captures the attention of many others in the same way for my state.

The only problem I really had with this book is that it reminded me a little too much of Alice Hoffman's Practical Magic. There were many similarities, and I couldn't find much that was too original about Garden Spells. However, I still thought it was a very enjoyable, quick read and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the genre.
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