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An intricate, delicate weaving of story continually teaching you the allusiveness and fascination of writing, of words which tug and play with connections. Margaret Mahy, as before, creates a world which suggests the possibilities of something more and, here, seems like memory itself. Jonny Dart has many of the Mahy characteristics and through drink and in darkness he begins the journey to re-examine painful memories. He encounters old Sophie whose house and life are a host of disordered memories. Sophie and her world is the true measure of Mahy's writing, existing unfixed in between the world of words. There's a lot for 4th and 5th years to think about and enjoy.