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Fifteen-year-old Reason Cansino has learned the painful truth that she - like her mother, grandmother, and new friends Tom and Jay-Tee - must face a choice between using the magic that lives in her blood and dying young, or refusing to use the magic and losing her mind.

Now a new threat leaves Reason stranded alone in New York City, struggling to control a power she barely understands. But could the danger she faces also hold the key to saving her life?

Magic Lessons is a stunning follow-up to Larbalestier's debut novel, Magic or Madness, which earned multiple starred reviews and a spot on the Locus 2005 Recommended Reading List, along with being named a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal and the Young Adult Round Table of the TLA.

More magic? Listen to Book 1 and Book 3 in this series.
©2007 Justine Larbalestier; (P)2008 Penguin

Critic Reviews

"Larbalestier creates complex relationships among her characters [with] realistic flaws....Details about how Reason and her friends perceive and use magic add to the realism and immediacy of the story." (School Library Journal)

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As an adult I enjoy reading teen fiction because it usually contains a lot less sex, violence and evil, for lack of a better word. Sorry if this will be a spoiler but a 15 year old having sex and getting pregnant with a guy she doesn't even really know who doesn't really even have feelings for her? Her mother was even younger when she got pregnant and her grandmother was very young also. I realize that this was woven into the story because they all die so young but I really would have liked to have read a review that let me know ahead of time because this is not what I would usually expect from teen fiction. So now you can make an informed choice whether or not to read this series.

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