Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Magic in everyday life

Among Others by Jo Walton is the story of a young girl, a teenager who is an outcast at the English boarding school she attends. She is also estranged from her mother, a witch, and her twin has died in a mysterious accident in which she herself was crippled. Her escape is literature, specifically science fiction, and her reading list is all the great science fiction and fantasy available. How she survives and prospers in spite of the difficult circumstances of her life is an inspiring read. Great character development and an original story line elevate this coming of age story. ML

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