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Publisher's Summary

When her free-spirited mother dies in a tragic accident, 16-year old Alexandra Lee is forced to leave her West Coast home and move in with a wealthy grandmother she’s never known in Savannah, Georgia. By birth, Alex is a rightful if unwilling member of the Magnolia League - Savannah’s long-standing debutante society. But white gloves and silk gowns are a far cry from the vintage T-shirts and torn jeans shorts she’s used to.

Alex is the first in decades to question the Magnolia League’s intentions, yet even she becomes entangled in its seductive world. The members enjoy youth, beauty, and power... but at what cost? As Alex discovers a pact between the Magnolias and the Buzzards, a legendary hoodoo family, she unearths secrets - some deadly - hidden beneath the glossy Southern veneer.

New York Times best-selling author Katie Crouch’s poignant and humorous voice shines in this enchanting and mysterious story about girls growing up in a magical Southern city.

©2011 Katie Crouch (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Mon
  • San Francisco, Ca
  • 11-11-12

Fluff

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book had potential but the story, the characters and even the southern background was so cliche. Julia Whelan saved this book for me. If it wasn't for her narration, I don't think I could have finished this book. I wish that Alex would have been a stronger female character. The character she was built up to be crumbled half way through the book. I think that had her character been fierce, strong and unwavering in her decisions and convictions then i would have rooted for her. But as it stood, she was a whiny, wishy-washy character.

Has The Magnolia League turned you off from other books in this genre?

Nope. A good story is a good story and I love when I stumble upon one.

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  • Emma
  • ROYAL OAKS, CA, United States
  • 03-27-12

It was a little light

Would you try another book from Katie Crouch and/or Julia Whelan?

Yes

What was most disappointing about Katie Crouch’s story?

It ended a little abruptly - seems there could have been a couple more chapters explaining the impact of her decision.

What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

The narrator changed her voice to fit the character.

Did The Magnolia League inspire you to do anything?

no

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  • Doha
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 12-12-12

Couldn't click with the story

What disappointed you about The Magnolia League?

the plot was super slow , nothing really happened , through out the story I was waiting for the moment where I get hooked in the story unfortunately that moment never came , the book is confusing and didn't click with me at all

What was most disappointing about Katie Crouch’s story?

the plot was super slow , nothing really happened , through out the story I was waiting for the moment where I get hooked in the story unfortunately that moment never came , the book is confusing and didn't click with me at all

Did Julia Whelan do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

yeah she did a great job in the southern accent of all the girls , I really could tell who is who

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Magnolia League?

I would re-write the whole thing and make it more interesting

Any additional comments?

I was looking forward for this .. I don't think the second book will be any better but I will try and read it

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  • Ruth
  • Cape Cod, MA
  • 06-06-11

Good story and narration

The story line is interesting and the narrator is good. A fine book for summer beach listening!