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Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones
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Jan 16, 11

bookshelves: children-s-young-adults, own-or-access, 2011, ab-fav
Recommended to C. by: Mrs Burt!
Read from January 13 to 16, 2011, read count: 5+

Diana Wynne Jones is my absolute favourite children's author, and this is my absolute favourite of her books. However, the first time I read this, probably at around age nine or ten, I was monumentally confused by everything about the plot, though everything else about the book was good enough to make up for it. At the time I thought I'd re-read it again when I was older and I'd understand it better because I would be smarter, but I kept re-reading it periodically and I still didn't get it. After a while I got sick of all this re-reading and still not understanding so I made a conscious decision for this book to not be my favourite any more and I didn't read it for a few years.

But then when I re-read it just recently, things were much clearer! Not entirely clear, but I have hope for the future. I still love this book. I am pathologically unable to not love this book.
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