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  1. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci

    These were my favourite books of all time for many, many, many, many years. I couldn't recommend them more! Diana Wynne Jones is my absolute favourite author.
  2. sdeangelo - I don't recall any fairies in the story, but that doesn't mean they weren't there. I read it a very long time ago. Hmmm. Chrissy - I'll have a look into those! I don't recognise the series, but you never know. Thanks for the tip! Pablo - I've heard of Drood, and thought it looked interesting. I'm waiting for it to come out at the local library, since I'm rather broke at the moment.
  3. "The Spell Book of Listen Taylor" features teachers heavily, some of whom are decent, some not (things like affairs and such)... though it isn't really the major focus of the story.
  4. Terry Goodkind.. good or bad books?

    Well, I loved Wizard's First Rule. ...but the other books in the Sword of Truth series totally ruined my opinion of Terry Goodkind's writing, for three reasons: 1. He writes at a p-a-i-n-f-u-l-l-y s-l-o-w p-a-c-e. 2. Richard is one of the most annoying characters I have read in any book, ever. (It's the whole: "I'm perfect, you're not, therefore I will kill you and not bother listening to anything you have to say" attitude.) 3. The way he repeats things in every similar scene of every book. For instance, every time Richard and Kahlan have a romantic scene together, Kahlan moans all over the place, which makes me think she has the flu or something, and it's *really* annoying. Argh. 4. Goodkind has this thing about inflicting rape or attempted rape on his female characters. This is... disturbing, at the rate it happens in his books. But yes, Book One was good. I wouldn't bother with the rest, though.
  5. please help

    That sounds like "The Phantom Tollbooth" (which is an excellent book)!
  6. YA Books?

    Oh, I know this, I know this! I have this book! It's called "The Hunter's Moon", and it's by O.R. Melling.
  7. lovesreading06 - read them. Neither of those are the book I want. Also, too recent. Zolio - read it. Not the book I want. Also, waaaaay too recent. BookJumper - read most of them (though not all). Again, too recent. I'm looking for something that's almost certainly pre-1997, probably older. I think the main characters were a boy and a girl, but I'm not sure.
  8. I actually read Tunnels just last month (perhaps that was what triggered the memory of the other one)! Not a bad book, really, but the other one was better.
  9. "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite books, but I once read something similar (and just as good) when I was about 8-12 years old (approx 12 years ago), also about a magical hidden place in London. I think it was also underground. I'd love to find this book again, but don't know either the title or the author. The only other thing I can remember about it was that there was a brick wall in the story that was somehow significant. (Perhaps it was knocked down? I'm not sure.) Especially since this is a UK-based site, I'm hoping that someone will recognise the book I'm talking about - though I'm a bit worried that it's too old and obscure for people to know. I'd love to read it again!