Hoo-doo, voo-doo... there IS a difference, Alex learns while entering Savannah's lifestyle. A year following her mother's death, Alex is leaving the only home she knows, a California commune. Grandmother, Lee, is Queen of the Magnolia League and is determined that Alex join the ranks of Savannah's most elite social set. The transition from dreads to coiffure, from earth-toned homespun fabrics to silks, is rough. Alex is drawn into the Savannah scene with the help of hoo-doo potions and practices. Wanting only to return to her previous life, Alex, nevertheless, becomes a Magnolia but realizes she can't tell what's real from what's part of the spell. Her decision to stay and secretly change the Magnolia League begs for more story!