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Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson
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Apr 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: books-read-in-2012

What a fantastic, unexpected find. I'm a fan of Winterson and hadn't realised she'd written for a younger audience until I came across a hardback copy of "Tanglewreck" in the local library.

As you'd expect from Winterson though, this isn't an "easy" kid's read. Along with great characterisation, a perfectly paced plot filled with adventure, and an excellent balance of humour and excitement, it also takes us on a journey through time and space and brings into question theories regarding quantum mechanics - thrilling stuff for any bright, curious young reader (or 36 year old one for that matter)

Magic, fantasy, science fiction, history, religion, philosophy, morality - it's a classic in the making. It just loses one star because I found Toby and "the kids" a touch irritating and could have done without them...not quite enough to atomise them though...

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