White Magic by Kelly Easton
Spells to Hold You, A Novel

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Need to attract a boy? Cure a fear? Let go of the past?

Yvonne has the spell for you.

After Chrissie's dad dies, her mom moves them to California to remarry. Chrissie's lonely new life is transformed when the amazing Yvonne jumps out of her apartment door and pulls Chrissie inside to join Yvonne and Karen in their coven of "good witches." Yvonne is part gypsy, and somehow wiser than other kids her age. Karen is sweet, shy, and madly in love with the wrong boy. Alone, each girl is an outsider; but when the friends share their powers and cast spells to help each other, a kind of magic starts to happen.

Kelly Easton is the author of the young adult novels: The Life History of a Star, Walking on Air, Aftershock, and Hiroshima Dreams. The Life History of a Star was selected as the Golden Kite Honor Award, and as a Booksense 76 Top Ten Book for Teens. She lives and teaches in Rhode Island and Martha's Vineyard with her husband and their children.

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Kelly Easton is the author of Walking on Air and The Life History of a Star, which was a Teen Readers Book Sense Top Ten book and a Golden Kite Award Honor winner. She has published stories in such literary journals as the Connecticut Review, the Paterson Literary Review, Iris, and Frontiers. Kelly Easton lives in Jamestown, Rhode Island.
Published April 2, 2009 by Wendy Lamb Books. 214 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And while it seems that nothing much happens, the ending manages to be both satisfying and believable: Easton’s characters grow and change—just like in real life.

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Fifteen-year-old Chrissie has moved from rural Vermont to Los Angeles, where her mother has landed a job—complete with fancy condo and wealthy employer turned fiancé—but Chrissie still pines for her late dad and her best friend back “home.” Enter two witches, Yvonne and Karen, who welcome Chrissi...

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