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The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
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May 20, 10

bookshelves: children-s-and-ya-fiction, fantasy-and-science-fiction, authors-ij
Read in March, 2007, read count: 1

Hayley has lived with her grandparents ever since her parents disappeared years ago. When she does something to upset her grandmother, she's suddenly sent to live with her aunts in Ireland, where she joins her cousins in playing a mysterious game in which they visit a wonderful place called the mythosphere, where stories live and are connected to each other.

I loved the premise of the mythosphere, but I didn't think the novella form gave enough room to explore it and the ways in which Hayley and her family interact with it. Also, the resolution was way too easy; I never felt much tension about the outcome. There are some wonderful ideas here, though, and I rather hope Jones returns to this universe sometime to explore them some more.
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