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Books I read at school and wanted to re-read for years after

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The Great Ghost Rescue
The Great Ghost Rescue
"All I could remember was the baby vampire bat.  Took me ages to track down.  Now I've read most of her work and they're all great.  The monsters are rarely who you think they are."
Collins Modern Classics - The Changeover
Collins Modern Classics - The Changeover
"Haunting and magical and yet grounded and teenaged.  Glad they're finally reissuing it."
Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle
"Fantastic book, by an utterly superb author.  Hard to summarise though.  A wizard with a guitar?  All her books are fantastic."
Easy Connections
Easy Connections
"The council banned this one from the school library.  Not before I'd read it and the sequel.  Unsettling in some ways, but a good story.  Sadly impossible to aquire now."
Mel
Mel
"A better offering from the Easy Connections author.  Still rock-star obsessed, but good insight into coping with mental breakdown.  They should reissue these."
The School at the Chalet
The School at the Chalet
"It took me 15 years to collect all 62 paperbacks.  I'm just starting with the hardbacks (only 45 of them, but much rarer).  Old fashioned, perhaps, but emminently readable."
A Wizard of Earthsea
A Wizard of Earthsea
"Fantasy fiction with wizards and dragons doesn't come any better than this (sadly this means most other reads are a disappointment subsequently).  I shouldn't have waited so long to try her sf stuff."
The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen (Collins Voyager)
The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen (Collins Voyager)
"Strange, magical, and the only book to ever give me a claustrophobic panic attack just from reading!"
Charlotte Sometimes (Red Fox Classics)
Charlotte Sometimes (Red Fox Classics)
"Haunting and intruiging.  It's been years since I read it but I still recall the monkey puzzle tree."
The Dark is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone, The Dark Is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, and Silver on the Tree (Puffin Books)
The Dark is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone, The Dark Is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, and Silver on the Tree (Puffin Books)
"Ok, cheating slightly.  I read this at university on a friends recommendation but I wish I'd read it at school."
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
"Vivid childhood war experiences that weren't told with horror, but stayed with me forever."
The Silver Sword
The Silver Sword
"Another war one, a less pleasant read but also an important one it seemed."
Ballet Shoes (Puffin Modern Classics)
Ballet Shoes (Puffin Modern Classics)
"The most famous of her books, and amongst her best, but she has produced a wealth of fascinating stories about kids talented in various ways (including just being a great sister)."
Vicky Angel
Vicky Angel
"Ok, definitely cheating here.  These weren't written when I was at school.  My loss, though.  I'm catching up now."
The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
"I used to re-read these every year without fail.  Still classics."