The Trouble With Magic - Madelyn Alt Having lived in Indiana for 20 years, I can attest to the small town atmosphere/prejudices (even among larger areas). I thought the author did a good job capturing that. I wish Maggie didn't have so much inner dialogue and would have more of a back bone to stand up to her family. I liked the mystery, but it took too long to get to the point (I think). On the fence about the rest of the series.