I loved Magic and Misery. Its a beautiful multi layered story. There were so many other things I could mention, like Pan's relationship with T.J.'s mom. Or the talk of safe sex. Or when Pan, T.J. and Caspar all hanging out together.
Marino's writing is wonderful. I love when I can't see the effort behind the words. The story simply unfolding like the words were meant to be together. Every sentence and paragraph serving a purpose.
The cover isn't very appealing and doesn't do the book enough justice. Based on cover alone I would've missed out on a wonderful story. Ages 14up