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Magic Hour
Magic Hour
Author: Kristin Hannah
Deep in the Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest -- nearly one million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. Even in this modern age, much of it remains undiscovered and uncharted. From the heart of this old forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she can give no clue as to her identity, no hint o...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345522184
ISBN-10: 0345522184
Publication Date: 9/28/2010
Pages: 416
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 114 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 6
I LOVED this book. It was fascinating, engrossing, and uplifting because the author made me care about the characters. Even though I cried several times I was happy with the ending. This book is unforgettable!!!
geejay avatar reviewed Magic Hour on + 85 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This was an excellent book that kept me hooked from the beginning. It certainly kept my attention throughout and I had a hard time putting it down. There's a great deal of heart and spirit in the book.

The characters are brilliant, engaging and beautifully written. All in all, their development and the plot were excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the sharing of what was going through the child's mind, even more would have been great. It was a very touching novel and, for me, hit a variety of different emotions. I will read more from Kristin Hannah.

Dr Julia Cates, a child psychiatrist, is shattered by the loss of a teenage patient and the scandal the follows. Doubting herself, she retreats to her quiet and slow-paced hometown in Northwest Washington to find her self. Nothing happens in Rain Valley, until one day a young girl suddenly appears from the deep woods and is found hiding in a tree with a baby wolf in her arms.

She soon becomes known as a "wild child," because she is fearful and is unable to speak. There is a psychological edge to Magic Hour that engages the reader in the wonder of how this fragile child will heal. And, as always, there is an unexpected twist. Once I picked up the novel, I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end. An outstanding read.
FabN46 avatar reviewed Magic Hour on + 103 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I have loved everything I have ever read by Kristin Hannah but this one was, by far, my favorite one yet! A wonderful story about a little girl who wanders out of the woods and the child psychiatrist who helps bring her out of her shell. LOVED this one and hated for it to end!
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Helpful Score: 3
A mysterious child who cannot or will not speak has turned up in the center of town, high in a tree and clutching a wolf cub to her chest. She is a very rare case, a feral child, raised in the wild by wolves and no one knows what to do or how to find her family. Julie Cates is a child psychiatrist works to bring her into a civilized world.
The author pulls you into Alice and Julie's struggles from the beginning and it is one of the most heart wrenching and powerful books that I have read. You become emotional tied to the character and feel their triumphs as well as thier failures and setbacks.
Nichelle avatar reviewed Magic Hour on
Helpful Score: 2
This is a beautifully written piece of work. Heart wrenching and heart warming at the same time!
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marcijo28 avatar reviewed Magic Hour on + 282 more book reviews
It was okay, but the plot was too predictable.
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Easy read. Kept my attention. Good vacation book
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I loved this book. It is such a wonderful story and I could not put it down until I had read the last page.
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Enjoyed this book very much.
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A little slow at first
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Kristin Hannah has a knack for pulling the reader into the lives of her characters. This story is riveting and emotional. It's an easy read but a story that stayed with me for a while.
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Wonderful book! Well written. I really liked this one.
flyinggems avatar reviewed Magic Hour on + 433 more book reviews
The cover fooled me, I had no idea what it was about. The book drew me in and held me captive till the end.
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Even though it was predictable in some places, still a beautiful story.
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This was very good - I found myself looking forward to going to work so I could listen to it.
jazzysmom avatar reviewed Magic Hour on + 907 more book reviews
Absolutely wonderful story. This cd set has 6 cd's. Story of young girl who grew up in the wild and came to city because of hunger. She has no skills. She acts like a wild animal. This story is told in wonderful voice's and is funny, serious and suspensefull. I started listening to it in the car on the way to and from work and then had to take in the house because i couldn't wait to hear what was going to happen until the next ride. I loved this story.