I spent pleasant hours reading “Practical magic”. I highly appreciate language and style which the author uses. The novel is written in a very dynamic way. Although most characters are not happy, this novel leaves a very light pleasant scent. The author has a vivid imagination and adores magic. In one of her interviews she said that she was fond of fairy tales. She believes that dreams and fairy tales have something common in the basis. And we easily can find dreams in her stories and links to fairy tales. As for me, magic was the main character of the novel. Magic is everywhere. When something happens it has two explanations: a logical one and a magical. I like the most that author never insists on the explanation. She lets her reader choose between logical and magical explanations. The movie and the novel differ a lot. I don’t see the need to compare them and to choose the best one. The movie creates atmosphere and gives appearance to characters. I watched the film before reading and it helped me to dive into the story. I strongly recommend you to read this book if you like magic and want to relax after a long day. By Sofie M.