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Incantation by Alice Hoffman

During the Spanish Inquisition, sixteen-year-old Estrella, brought up a Catholic, discovers her family's true Jewish identity, and when their secret is betrayed by Estrella's best friend, the consequences are tragic.

I couldn't put the book down. Estrella's story is inspiring, enthralling, and heartbreaking. It has everything you look for in a narrative. Even if it's set in the past, I could still understand and relate to what I read. Moreover, Alice Hoffman's style of writing just sucked me right in from the very first page. She has a way of making her writing simple and sweet yet meaningful. Overall, Incantation is a rather memorable piece.

Submitted by: Jazmin B.



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