fiction fantasy middle grade young adult adventurous funny lighthearted medium-paced

329 pages | first published 1986

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Diana Wynne Jones's entrancing, classic fantasy novel is filled with surprises at every turn. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child ent...
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Summary of 24228 reviews

Moods

adventurous 92%
lighthearted 82%
funny 72%
mysterious 26%
hopeful 24%
relaxing 23%
inspiring 13%
emotional 12%
reflective 3%
challenging 1%
dark 1%
tense 1%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 36%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Character: 28% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 52% | Yes: 22% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.28

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