garden spells

Sarah Addison Allen

"“When you're happy for yourself, it fills you. When you're happy for someone else, it pours over." A gem of a book that was recommended to me by a friend. During the first few pages I almost gave up, but boy am I glad I didn't. The story revolves around two sisters and is based in a realistic-magical world. The garden at the Waverly's house is known for its "special" properties. The edible plants help nudge people towards different things: happiness, comfort, jealousy, you name it. The elusive apple tree in the yard is known to share the biggest moment of your life as soon as you take a bite. The book was filled with magical moments that had me grinning from ear to ear.