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Publisher Description

Magic will break your heart.


Mexico City, 1988: Meche is fifteen, awkward, and obsessed with music. Her world revolves around her two misfit friends, Sebastian and Daniela, and a stack of records. Then Meche discovers how to turn music into magic, and things takes a turn for the strange...


Mexico City, 2009: Meche returns home for her estranged father’s funeral. Her family are trouble enough, but when she runs into Sebastian, long-buried childhood memories resurface. What really happened back then – and is there any magic left?

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2015
February 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Rebellion Publishing Ltd
SELLER
Rebellion Publishing Limited
SIZE
656.5
KB

Customer Reviews

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Impractical Magic in Mexico City

Meche and Sebastian have a tangled and prickly friendship as unpopular teenagers in Mexico City in the 1980s, which unwinds in parallel with their meeting again in 2009. Their lives are made more complicated and at first better by the discovery that they can make magic using music. But there isn’t really a solution, magical or otherwise, to being a teenager.

These kids are beautifully-developed characters, set in a neighborhood that may not be familiar to Anglo readers, but will quickly become understandable to them, because Moreno-Garcia knows it well, and shows it to us with deft and understanding prose.

I’m not going to forget these characters or their problems with magic, and I recommend that you get to know them too.

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