I love October and I couldn't let it pass me by without reading a book to get me in the spirit. I adore the movie Practical Magic. I've watched it every October since the time it came out. I think I enjoyed the relationship between the sisters most and the mysterious witch twist made it all the more appealing. So I thought I'd look and see if it was a book first. When I found it and read the caption I just had to dive into the words that propelled such a touching film.
This book was similar to the movie. Same storyline, yet it delved deeper into the characters. You get to really know Sally and Gillian. There is also a lengthy tale about Sally's two teenage daughters a story that was not explored in the movie. It wasn't scary nor is the movie. It's a different take on witch craft. Struck me as original. There are also a few important morals we can learn. One is, "Be careful what you wish for." Another was for us not deny who we are and what we are capable of.
My only criticism is the book had no chapters. Isn't that crazy? It had four main sections, but really, mo chapter breaks. When I picked the book back up it was hard to figure out where I was and what I had just read. A new thing to be grateful for, chapters!
I'm giving this book a four out of five.