Georgina Fernweh waits impatiently for the tingle of magic in her fingers — magic that has touched every woman in her family. But with her eighteenth birthday looming at the end of this summer, Georgina fears her gift will never come.
Over the course of her last summer on the island — a summer of storms, falling in love, and the mystery behind one rare three-hundred-year-old bird — Georgina will learn the truth about magic, in all its many forms.
Practical Magic meets Nova Ren Suma’s Imaginary Girls and Laura Ruby’s Bone Gap in this lush, atmospheric novel by acclaimed author Katrina Leno.
"A magical realist YA book is still a relatively rare sight, and Leno expertly crafts this example of the genre with atmospheric prose and subtle feminism. The real heart of the novel is the exceptionally well-written female characters and relationships. Leno's way of writing Georgina's blossoming first love with island visitor Prue Lowry is so sweet and purely devoid of the 'problem novel' overtones that accompany so many LGBTQ+ relationships in fiction. Her examination of the trauma of sexual assault and the 'imperfect victim' is sophisticated and complex. A necessary novel that is, at the same time, so enjoyable to read that teens will have to fight the urge to crawl into the pages." — Ann Santori, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Publication Date||Jun 5, 2018|