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Magic Hour: A Novel Paperback – September 21, 2010
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I quickly fell in love with the child Alice who had been silenced by so many horrors and the town people who came to her aide. The way Ms Hannah lets us see what Alice is thinking since she is unable to speak the words to express herself made the book all the more interesting. All of the relationships in this book are so heart warming.
I have read most of Kristin Hannah's books and I think this just might be my favorite. She has become one of my very favorite authors. I can only give this book the highest marks!
Hannah has developed her writing skills over the years. Her characters are alive and her descriptions of the scenery are vivid. The interation between her characters is also realistic. I can't say enough positive things about this book. Kudos to Kristin Hannah for her work. I would encourage people to read this one.
It's mostly little things that bothered me, but there were enough of them to really detract from the overall appeal of this story. Some examples: It takes forever for it to dawn on anyone what was made painfully obvious in the early pages--that Alice is not just a little girl who "wandered off during a camping trip." At one point the characters lament that they might have to turn the girl over to parents who have hurt her, which is ridiculous because I'm sure no court in the world would blindly turn over a child who'd been so obviously abused without some kind of evidence that the parents weren't the abusers. And then there's all that nonsense about Alice's ability to communicate with animals--give me a break. There are also inconsistencies--we are told that the girl only understands a few words, but then we are told that she'd been warned in quite explicit terms about how there are bad people out in the world who might want to harm her, something she supposedly understood quite well. And maybe I don't know how to treat starvation, but I'm pretty sure if you give a starving person waffles with sugary strawberry syrup and whipped cream, or greasy hamburgers and French fries you might actually kill her. Also, babies aren't born in the O.R.Read more ›
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I loved this book and have read it several times. The plot may be a stretch of the imagination, but most good stories are just that. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kris
It was refreshing to read a book that had so many turns and so much love in it. The fairy tale ending was perfect.Published 6 days ago by Roger Clemons
This was my eighth novel I have read by Kristin Hannah. Every single one captures me and I can't wait to read more.Published 9 days ago by Katy baby
CHEEEESY!!! This book was like a dumb romance novel. Girl meets boy, they fall in love, loser-in-love sister realizes the boy next door has always been the one for her, wolf-girl... Read morePublished 14 days ago by K. Maxwell
Another great novel by Hannah. Almost as good as The NightengalePublished 15 days ago by Ann Weersing