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To Come and Go Like Magic Paperback – March 8, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
I love this book, and its gentle handling of so many pre-teen anxiety-ridden situations. The author never flags; my interest never waned. There was no temptation to skip ahead, nor were there unwieldy paragraphs which may discourage the young or reluctant reader. Unjust attitudes are squarely faced, and our heroine, Chili, never stops questioning the why's and wherefore's of those attitudes, and the past events which are shaping her present life. She is believable, and real, and by the last page, I wished I could know how things turned out for her! (Yes, she is a fictitious character!)
I hope we hear more from this author, and soon!
I strongly recommend this look at the seventies in Appalachia Kentucky.
Author of the Kentucky Summers Series:
The Cave, The Cabin and the Tattoo Man
Coty and the Wolfpack
Dark Days in Morgan County
To Come and Go Like Magic by Katie Pickard Fawcett is a first novel for tweens/young adults and Fawcett has done an amazing job with her story. Set in Appalachia in the 1970s, Chili narrates her story in short vignettes, sharing what life in her small town is like. Fawcett has created a family of interesting characters who all march to the beat of their own drum. Chili dreams of leaving her small town, of seeing the world. Chili's substitute teacher, Miss Matlock, grew up in Mercy Hill, but left for many years, returning in her old age. Having Miss Matlock there to talk to, to share her adventures with her, makes Chili all the more convinced that she will leave Mercy Hill someday and go somewhere more exciting. While Chili's family has enough money, there are many people in Mercy Hill who are "welfares." Mining is the major employer, and there are no longer enough jobs to keep everyone employed. Chili's family plans on preserving the mountain they live on from those who plan on strip mining to make a profit. She is also curious about Miss Matlock's background and what led her to come back to Mercy Hill, having heard her parents and other relatives speak around some issues in Miss Matlocks' past.
There was a lot for me to like in this book. I loved the setting and time period. I loved the way Fawcett set this story up, using vignettes of Chili's life. I loved Chili's friendship with one of the "welfares," Willie, and how it developed over time. I loved the quirkiness of the characters.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book. It brought back memories of my own childhood, and the wonderful teachers I had. I have bought many of these books for my friends as gifts, and they all rave... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Chef Bufo
This is an excellent read. The author is amazing. I plan on purchasing all of her book. This is a great read for children and adults.Published on August 27, 2011 by Leticia Hendrickson