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Cover of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

author: Catherynne M. Valente (2011)
series: Fairyland #1
date read: 2016-10-20
pages: 256
lists: fantasy , ya
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜†

This is a very nice little book, filled with Faerie and language that is exceedingly ornate but never quite pretentious. And it’s a modern fairy tale at that - September, the protagonist, didn’t grow too close to my heart, but the narrator did, and that is good enough.

Further Reading

Alice would be the obvious recommendation for a girl dealing with nonsensically fantastic worlds on her own, but I don’t actually think the books share anything except superficial points.

If you like the portal aspect, consider looking into the Wayward Children books. If you liked the heroine most of all, take a look at Coraline, if you dare.