Brian asked Tana French:

What was your intention with the magic realism aspect of the story?

Tana French I think one of the core things about adolescence is that reality is fluid - it's defined more by the world shared between you and your closest friends than by the outside world, which can seem like a very distant and pretty meaningless place. That's what I had in mind when I was writing this book: the different way reality is defined at that age, and how that could easily slide into being dangerous.

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