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The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
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Jul 30, 08

bookshelves: fantasy, read-in-2008, young-adult
Read in July, 2008

** spoiler alert ** When Hayley is packed off to her aunt's house in disgrace she encounters a huge, rolicking family she never knew anything about. All of the children play a game, a scavenger hunt in the "Mythosphere" that weaves through stories and blends reality with make believe. When Hayley begins to play, the game changes everything Hayley believes about who and what she is and the fate of her long-dead parents.

This is not one of Diana Wynne-Jones's stronger works. The plot feels forced and rushed. While the story is filled with her usual vibrant characters and great description there is just too much coincidence and the revelations feel anything but natural. I was dissatisfied with the mystery, resolution and the overall plot.
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message 1: by Kit (new)

Kit If I can find my copy, I'll send it to you, unless you'd rather have an audiobook...

Tapestrymlp Yes please! I'd love the audio version but one hasn't been made :( So it's old-school hard copy for this book, LOL.

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