Every March, Kristen of We Be Reading hosts DWJ March in honor of Diana Wynne Jones and her fantastical work. I have thoroughly enjoyed this event ever since Kristen first introduced me to DWJ. Sadly, this year I did not participate as much as I had hoped, but I was able to sneak in one new DWJ - The Time of the Ghost.
The Time of the Ghost is truly a mystery at heart. The story opens with the narrator realizing "There's been an accident!" We follow along her path to figure out what this accident was and what must be done to move forward. I cannot share more details than that without giving away crucial spoilers from the story. I will tell you, however, that the story involves four very different sisters. The narrator happens to be one of these sisters. Fantasy elements make an appearance, but it is done in a realistic way.
I had fun with The Time of the Ghost. There were times that I was confused. There were times that I was enthralled. I also found myself stumped and I think that I would understand and appreciate this one even more on a re-read. Some day, I will do that. In the meantime, I will have fun discovering more DWJ adventures.
Have you experienced the mystery of The Time of the Ghost? What did you think? What are some of your favorite DWJ titles?