The Mullen family dynamics are in flux. Uncle John makes a brief return to town to the delight of the girls. Freddy is finally reunited with his sisters. Marlys falls in love for the first time. And after they finally settle into a routine at their grandmothers, the Mullen siblings find out that their mother might be ready to take them back in. With war in the background and precarious parental support, the siblings long for peace. Narrated by Maybonne, Marlys, and Freddy, Its So Magic captures Lynda Barrys unparalleled ability to depict the magic of youth experiencing firsts in a world that contains as much humor as it does hardship.