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Magnolia League
by Katie Crouch
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Poppy, 2011 (2011)
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* *   Reviewed by Kelly Thunstrom

Continuing on with the Twilight-inspired witches, vampires, and werewolves trend comes The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch. Alexandria Lee is a teenager raised by her herb-growing mother on a communal farm in California. When her mother suddenly dies in a tragic accident (sinister or not?), Alex is forced to move in with her high-society grandmother in Savannah.

Miss Lee, as her grandmother is known in Savannah, is a member of the Magnolia League, a society of debutantes. Alex, by way of being her granddaughter, becomes an unwilling member of the League. However, as she likes to keep her hair in dreadlocks and wear torn denim, the Magnolia League and Alex go together like oil and water.

The League seems innocent enough until Alex finds out that things are not what they seem. The members enjoy all they have ever wanted, but how do they get it? Will Alex stay true to herself, or succumb to her grandmother's (and the Magnolia League's wishes)? Was her mother's death really an accident?

There is not much story here, and Crouch leaves things very open-ended, presumably for the sequel(s). However, those who are still on the Stephenie Meyer kick will find The Magnolia League fairly entertaining.

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