Book review – Magic to Memphis by Julie Starr
Review by Alyssa
Music, murder and everyday magic. Jessie is seventeen years old, a runaway musician living rough in a trailer with a pit bull dog called Bear. That's fine by Jessie; she's got big plans. A music contest in Memphis offers the chance of money, fame and escape from a nowhere town with no real prospects. Turns out there's more in Memphis than music. When Jessie's mom sends her a box of things belonging to her dad, she finds out that he made the same trip years ago. She's determined to find him, but has no idea that the ring her dad left her is being hunted by a sadistic killer. Nor does she realize that he will stop at nothing to get it back. Suddenly, a simple music contest turns into a fight for survival and only a puzzling traveler called Finch has the answers Jessie needs. But will she listen? And can she trust in herself enough to change her luck and make magic happen?
The novel Magic to Memphis is inspiring story following a 17 year old named Jessie and her pit bull named Bear. Just as Jessie is getting a chance of a lifetime in the form of a talent contest, she gets a box from her mother regarding her absentee father. As her life begins to crumble, she decides that she will follow her dream. Jessie and Bear navigate through life together in this coming of age delightful story.
Magic to Memphis is a thrilling and insightful novel. Main character, Jessie, really grows and develops throughout the story, and forces the readers to take a deeper look at themselves. Jessie's strength is truly admirable, even after a series of unfortunate events Jessie's continues on with noteworthy courage. The author, Julie Starr, also did a nice job of incorporating the fantasy element within the journey. Although a little big lengthy, it was still so worth the time!
Available on Amazon.com: Magic to Memphis: What if your life is working from the inside out?
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