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Funny Tragic Crazy Magic Paperback – April 1, 2013
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"Funny Tragic Crazy Magic is awesome! From the second I picked it up I could not put it down... Read it! You won't regret it!" Best Selling Author ~Rebecca Ethington
"These two are perfect for each other, but unfortunately they come from the two sides of the war - sort of like Romeo and Juliet - the paranormal version." Books and Needlepoint ~Kristi Herbrand
About the Author
Sheena Boekweg is a staff member at Flash Fiction Online. She has received an Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future Contest, and The New Era Magazine accepted her work for publication. Look for her next novel, Alchemy on October 11th. Sheena is a mom of three living in Utah. To read more about Sheena and her writing, check out BoekwegBooks.com.
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Larissa Alvarez is a Mexican American, and although that would be enough to make her unusual as a main character, she's also a witch, raised by witch parents. Early in the book, when she's in her mid teens, her parents and sister are killed in a car crash. The book is the story of her growing into a friendship with a new guy at school and figuring out what happened to her family, along with learning the ins and outs of witch culture, and it's all told from a mental hospital. At first Larissa really irritated me with her selfish immaturity, but she got past it, and it was central to the plot.
The book is well written with few if any typos, and it's easy to feel like you know the main characters. It did get bogged down at times, where it seemed like nothing central to the plot was happening, but that's really my only complaint. And really, even then the story was interesting. It just could have been better with a little trimming.
The witch culture portrayed in the book is pleasingly convoluted and detailed, with good and bad characters everywhere, and often with no clear indication as to which side they're on. I thought the characters' motivations made sense when all was said and done, and I LOVED the ending. Kudos to Miss Boekweg for a fantastic twist/climax.
4.5 stars rounded up to 5.
Language: It's been a few weeks since I read it, but I can't remember any bad language at all. If there's any, it's mild.
Sexual Content: A couple kisses.
Violence: Nothing remarkable, just some witchcraft craziness.
Over-all Message/Plot: It took its time coming together, but when it did, it was great. The ending was movie worthy.
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Larissa's relationship with Joe is sweet, beautifully paced, and captures all the longing and uncertainty that comes with young love. These characters read like real teenagers, which should make them appealing both to teens and to adults who remember being teens, which is basically everyone. The whole book had me guessing how these two were going to get through the trials they faced, up until the last pages. I hope I'll get to read more of Larissa's story. She's so much fun to root for!
As for the other characters she encounters, is it okay that I have as much of a crush on Joe as Larissa does? Probably not. Don't tell my husband I said that. And I was fascinated by another character who takes the stereotype of a healer from gentle and caring to sadistic and creepy to a level I never thought possible.
And then there's the ending. Holy cow, the ending. Is it happy? Is it tragic? I don't know. I think it was happy, but there is just enough of a sinister undertone to put a sharp edge on it. I can't get this book out of my head.
I sure hope Sheena Boekweg is a fast writer because I think I'll be stalking her website until the next book comes out.