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This happens to be my first book by Alice Hoffman and it was such a fun read!! Practical Magic was full of drama, interspersed with just the right amount of magical elements, a few laugh out loud moments here and there all the while with a steady story progression. I loved how the characters and their inter-personal relationships developed as the story moved forward. The sisterly relationship was well written too. Some of the dialogues were so deep and meaningful that just showed how wonderful a writer Alice Hoffman is. That being said, I didn’t like the aspect of men falling madly in love with the Owens’s women in an instant (insta-love). Also, the sudden change of perspective mid-page and no chapter divisions were kind of annoying and sometimes, even tedious for me. But, overall, I had a great time reading this one!