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Excellent, unique fantasy novel and winner of the 2012 Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel. This is the first novel by Jo Walton that I've read after reading some of her articles on She always seems to have an interesting insight into SF/Fantasy that jives with the things that I love about the genre. You can also tell that she's had a life-long love for SF/Fantasy and that feeling comes through in Among Others.

The story takes place in the form of a diary by a teenage girl who loves,...more
Lisa Vegan
May 25, 2011 Lisa Vegan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: survivors & thrivers; bookworms, especially those who appreciate speculative fiction
Recommended to Lisa by: Nikki
This is one of those books that so impressed me I’m struggling to write about it in a coherent manner.

Right away: wonderful WONDERFUL!!! from the author’s note about writing what she/authors know, or not, before the start of the book, to the very engaging narrator. Oh, if I’d had this book to read when I was 12 or 13, it would have been one of those lifesaving books, true even when I was a decade older perhaps.

In my opinion, it’s stunningly marvelous. I appreciated how a lot is left open to inte...more
Beth Knight
If it hadn't been for my friend Laura I never would have read this book because it's classified as science fiction, and I despise SF! I think every person who loves books and reading should read this book.
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