Book Review: Hexwood by Diana Wynne Jones

#48 – “Hexwood” by Diana Wynne Jones

Hexwood by DWJ

Genre: Fantasy/Children’s

Page Numbers: 446 pages

Dates Read: 11/3/13-11/17/13

Plot in three lines or less: Ann sees people disappearing into the forest near her home all the time, but there’s only one problem – none of them ever come out. So one day when she’s finally feeling better, she decides to do a little exploring. She is in for the surprise of her life when she meets Hume, Mordion and their robot servant. Nothing in the forest is what it appears to be.

New read or re-read? A new read for me.

Would you read it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would read it again, and I would recommend it to others. It’s another one that I’ve placed on my wish list.

Was it easy to read? Actually, it wasn’t all that easy to read, but that did not detract from it in any way. There was a lot going on that made me stop in my tracts. I would have to repeatedly go back into the story and reread some section or another to make doubly sure of what it was that I was reading so I could understand it. And I had to refrain myself from starting the entire book over again when I finally finished it because it was just that good (and at the same time, that complex), and I felt like I had most likely missed some very important details.

Is there anything about it that you did not like? Nope. Diana Wynne Jones FTW!

Is there anything else you would like to add? One more in the stack of library books I borrowed. 🙂

As an aside: After this, I started another DWJ book borrowed from the library, but it took me so long to get even a few pages into it, and I got caught up in working on NaNoWriMo, so I ended up backing off from that book, as well as returning all of the library books I hadn’t touched. My friend who recommended them to me can let me borrow them, and between NaNo, as well as the approaching Christmas season (and a little thing called “purchasing your first home”) helped me decide to take it easy for the remainder of the year. There are still a few more reads for this year, and then it’ll be on to tracking my 2014 reads!

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