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A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
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Aug 06, 12

Read in August, 2012

Odd cover, actually. Most of the story reads like a particularly compelling original fairy-tale or a smart paranormal YA. More fun, less mystical, than the cover implies.

At the same time it's a satisfying and rich read. I love that Gypsum (and her family) have to work very hard to figure out how to deal with her gift. It's not just 'oh, so now I can do this, but I have to be careful of that' and voila. It's complicated - as of course real magic in the real world would be.

And every character is fleshed out, too. It would be cool if there were a dozen books, one for each member of the family, and for a couple of the other friends, too. I'm not surprised to see that this is listed here on GR as "LaZelle #1" even though it's perfectly satisfactory as a stand-alone. Even though I'm not a fan of series, I will be looking for more LaZelle stories, and anything else by Hoffman.

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