Among Others

by Jo Walton

Although the story may adopt the all-familiar formula of magic, boarding school and family tragedy as its backdrop, Mori’s personal story is a far-cry from the wizardry of Harry Potter. This enchanting tale is recounted through Mori’s personal diary, adding an intimacy to this coming-of-age gem.


I don't think I am like other people. I mean on some deep fundamental level. It's not just being half a twin and reading a lot and seeing fairies. It's not just about being outside when they're all inside. I used to be inside. I think there's a way I stand aside and look backwards at things when they're happening which isn't normal. It's a thing you need to do for doing magic. But as I'm not going to do any magic, it's rather wasted.


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