The Homeward Bounders

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Collins, 1981 - Children's stories - 266 pages
52 Reviews
When Jamie unwittingly discovers Them playing games with human lives, he is cast out to the boundaries of the worlds. Clinging to Their promise that if he can get Home he is free, he becomes the unwilling Random Factor in an endless game of chance.

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Hmmm. Ending was a bit unsatisfactory. - Goodreads
Diana Wynne Jones was a wildly uneven writer. - Goodreads
Started off a little slow, but that ending. - Goodreads
But the ending made me sad. - Goodreads
Perhaps it was the ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Magali - Goodreads

The Homeward Bounders is the sort of book that I can't stop thinking about, even years after reading it. DWJ's real gift was for making mythology into reality, and for putting the ineffable and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Akantha - Goodreads

Started off a little slow, but that ending. 4.5 stars. Read full review

About the author (1981)

Diana Wynne Jones spent her childhood in Essex and has been writing fantasy novels for children since 1973. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she has been enthralling children and adults with her work ever since. She won the Guardian Award in 1977 with Charmed Life, was runner-up for the Children's Book Award in 1981, and was twice runner-up for the Carnegie Medal. She is married with three sons, and lives in Bristol with her husband.

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