Carnegie Long-List 2011
I believe that, although possibly not the best, Diana Wynne Jones is probably the writer with the most diverse styles of fantasy writing. I have read countless numbers of her books and will keep on reading them as long as they keep coming. However, after reading the Howl’s Moving Castle (which is a great book), I find that I am continuously disappointed by her writing. Why? Because they all have a certain lagging point in their story. It starts out fun, then starts to get a bit boring as the plot doesn’t advance, and then gets exciting and great at the end again. But, all that aside, here’s what it’s about:
Professor Andrew Hope inherits a magical property and responsibility when his grandfather, the original magician, dies. Andrew is now in charge of protecting the village and its realm. All seems to go relatively well, when suddenly recently orphaned Aidan Cain pops up with dark secrets following him…
It’s a good book but I don’t have anything very important to say about it, so I’ll just say the rating. I give it 7.5 stars and recommend it for ages 9+.