The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

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The Rules of Magic is the prequel to the Hoffman’s 1995 novel, Practical Magic. In this gripping story, we follow the lives of Franny, Jet, and Vincent Owens as they discover—and later embrace—their magical heritage. They are warned that they must never, ever, fall in love due to the family curse, but that’s something that proves easier said than done…

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Faithful by Alice Hoffman

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Shelby’s hopes and dreams for the future came to a screeching halt the night of the accident that left her best friend, Helene, in a vegetative state. Seventeen-year-old Shelby went from anticipating her high school graduation and making plans for college to being an emotional wreck crippled with guilt. A suicide attempt ends with Shelby being committed to a mental institution, where she is abused rather than helped. Once out, Shelby resorts to drugs as a way of coping, her only friend a former classmate who is now her dealer. She’s unwilling to move past what happened… but life moves on, whether you want it to or not.

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