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But instead of crimes to fight and villains to vanquish, they confront inner demons, and their extraordinary abilities prove not to be magic weapons so much as expressions of their fears and longings as they struggle to come to terms with who they are and what fate deals them. As the years pass, their lives intersect and overlap in surprising and poignant ways, and they discover that the real magic lies not in their superpowers but in the very human and miraculous way they are able to accept, protect, and love one another.
Posted May 3, 2013
I received this book in a giveaway on another website, and it took me some time to get to it, but I'm very happy that I finally did. This was an amazing book. The kind that makes you think. The book is told through a series of chapters focusing on a different members of a family. In each one, some extraordinary ability is given(discovered) that helps them through whatever crisis they're dealing with. This could have easily turned into a comic book type of story, but in Steven Amsterdam's hands the abilities are used subtly, they bring out the true center of each character. It's hard to describe exactly how this all plays out without resorting to spoilers, so I won't give anything away, but the journey is truly one worth taking. I'm happy to have read this book and will gladly read whatever else Mr. Amsterdam writes.
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