As she did in The Foretelling, Hoffman offers another fascinating glimpse of a past civilization—with reverberations for both past and. Read Common Sense Media’s Incantation review, age rating, and parents guide. Incantation Book Poster Image Alice Hoffman · Historical Fiction; Incantation. Synopsis. An Entertainment Weekly “Books We Loved This Year” selection. Winner of the Massachusetts Book Award A Winter

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Andres, the love of Estrella’s life, was kind, humble, handsome, and the one who got Estrella and her mother through the difficult journey. Follow Us on Facebook. The story is filled with such raw emotion that, at times, it takes cou This is my zlice book by Alice Hoffman but not my last.

On the other side of town lived the Muslims, also not allowed too close to the Christians. Add your rating See all 15 kid reviews.

From a New York Times bestselling author comes a journey of loss and rebirth with a startling premise inspired by historical fact. Estrella and her neighbour, Catalina, have been best friends since they were babies. In the beginning of this tale Estrella believes she as a person knows who she is a daughter, granddaughter, sister, beloved.


Incantation by Alice Hoffman

Moving story of Jewish sisters living as refugees in Sweden. But then two events change everything.

Catalina had been hiding behind a mask of jealousy her whole life, and she decided to get her revenge by turning in Estrella’s family. Open Preview See a Problem? An interesting novel, but not one which I would recommend if you’ve not read Hoffman’s work before. In the town plaza, a fire rages, fed by the burning books of Jews, now forbidden by law.

I had no idea that Hoffman had written any books for ‘young adults’ when I requested this from the library. Add your rating See all incantattion parent reviews. But after incantatiin book burning, things get bleak. Discover what to bg next. Knowledge is life and Incantation particularly expands our knowing of history and common life in general. I am this, body and soul.


It’s sweet, and bitter. It was not very complex, but well done. I am someone I would have never imagined.

Often the poetry of the language would lead me to doubt the details of the occurrences when it dipped into something that couldn’t be real. View a FREE sample.

For a piece a literature to be meaningful and make complete significance it’s preferred to speak of only one side of the hofrman. Oct 21, Rachel Levy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Some chose to hide their true religion and lived a double life.


May 29, Elizabeth rated it really liked it. The wrong person finds out hoffmn you can imagine the rest. And she falls in love with Catalina’s cousin, Andres, which turns Catalina against her.

You have a girl in Spain during these troubled times As the novel progresses, Estrella’s friendship with Catalina becomes strained over Andres, Catalina’s cousin, whom she intends to marry.

Frankly, I was disappointed. Alice Hoffman did an excellent job of letting us witness the evil of the world through innocent eyes. Seriously, it was less than 2 hours concentrated reading in a period of 7 hours total.

To view it, click here. It’s a bit of a paint-by-numbers plot replete with predictable Christian villains and Jewish and Muslim victims. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign incantatioh. Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options You know something terrible will happen, but you hold out hope until the very end