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The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Satisfying finale wraps up Fairyland saga with heart, tears.

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Wringing tears from the sternest eye, dispensing offbeat wisdom, and delighting souls at every turn, Catherynne M. Valente brings it all home in the satisfying conclusion of September's adventures. As with previous Fairyland installments, the style and cosmology are lush, imaginative, and wacky, and you quickly realize it's best to surrender to the narrator, who's effortlessly in control however much things may appear to be running off the rails. THE GIRL WHO RACED FAIRYLAND ALL THE WAY HOME wraps the many plot threads up nicely -- and leaves the door open just a bit, because, as the narrator reminds us:

"Endings are rubbish. No such thing. Never has been, never will be. There is only the place where you choose to stop talking. Everything else goes on forever."

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