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The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
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Jun 12, 12

bookshelves: junior-fiction
Read in June, 2012

Hayley has been brought up by her grandparents and all she has to remember her parents by is a photo that she is not allowed to touch. Her grandmother is strict, home schools her and won't let her interact with anyone but the maid. Her grandfather on the other hand is very fond of her and tells her about interesting things including the Mythosphere. Then one day Hayley is packed off to stay with family in Ireland that she has never met. She never knew what she did wrong. In Ireland she is surrounded by bustle and noise and she feels like an outsider. But then one day the children all play The Game and Hayley returns to the Mythosphere and finds out just who her family really is.

I really enjoyed this book trying to match the characters to the myths. While it is a very short read, it is an enjoyable one and a good introduction to children to mythology.

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