Why did I love this book?
In my opinion, Alice Hoffman is the undisputed queen of Magical Realism. Anyone who has both read this book and seen the movie will tell you that they diverge greatly. However, both are excellent, and the themes remain virtually the same between the two mediums. Practical Magic tells the tale of a family whose women are cursed in love. Exploring themes of being shunned by one’s community for being different, female empowerment, sisterhood, family, aunts and nieces, mothers and daughters, and love conquering all, Practical Magic will leave you starry-eyed with wonder, warmth, and hope.