Among Others (Paperback)
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Description'It doesn't matter. I have books, new books, and I can bear anything as long as there are books.' Fifteen-year-old Morwenna lives in Wales with her twin sister and a mother who spins dark magic for ill. One day, Mori and her mother fight a powerful, magical battle that kills her sister and leaves Mori crippled. Devastated, Mori flees to her long-lost father in England. Adrift, outcast at boarding school, Mori retreats into the worlds she knows best: her magic and her books. She works a spell to meet kindred souls and continues to devour every fantasy and science fiction novel she can lay her hands on. But danger lurks...She knows her mother is looking for her and that when she finds her, there will be no escape.
- Published: 21 March 2013
- Format: Paperback 416 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781472106537 ISBN 10: 1472106539
- Sales rank: 34,787
Reviews for Among Others
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A book for people who love books
Morwenna is a crippled Welsh girl who has to survive on an English boarding school. She wants to make friends more than anything and uses magic to find them. I loved the ambiguity, did the magic really help Mori to find friends or did she find them because those people actually liked her? It was like that with many situations. Magic on one side, regular life on the other. And isn't there magic in real life anyway? I found that beautifully integrated into the story. Mori's always trying to find fairies and she finds someone likeminded who wants to find them as well. There's something very romantic about that.
Another thing that made me love this book is the book talk. I actually made a list of all the SF titles I haven't read yet so I can start reading them. I'm a Le Guin fan and have read several of the other books Mori loved so much which helped understanding the story. This is a book for book lovers, for people who like magic realism and who want to read a great coming of age story. I can't praise it enough. by Librarian Lavender