The Homeward Bounders [Diana Wynne Jones] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. You are now a discard. We have no further use for you in. If he finds the right world, Jamie can get Home Jamie stumbled upon the powerful Them playing Their mysterious games, They threw him out to the. Homeward Bounders. In fact, a quick summary of this book might be met with disbelief that this could possibly be a story for children. (I would.
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This one starts out when this kid who lives in some sort of strange time and place that never actually existed stumbles upon a group of Them Them being hooded, sinister gamers who are possibly among the most haunting figures in kid lit due to horrific combination of general creepiness and very disturbing model of cruel and indifferent gods. Start reading The Homeward Bounders on your Kindle in under a minute. Her first book was a novel for adults published by Macmillan inentitled Changeover.
Write a customer review. Unaware that his life has completely changed, Jamie climbs out of the garden and tries to go home. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Random is good in some respects surprise, wonder, curiosity and bad in others does the author have control over the story?
Upon his discovering ThemThey are forced to make Jamie a Homeward Bounder; this means he must constantly travel from world to world until he finds his home again. A “discard”, he is forced to wander the worlds in search of home. Get to Know Us. But Their rules don’t allow Homeward Bounders to work together.
Lists with This Book. The Homeward Bounders is tragic, far more so than a lot of Jones’s books are. I first bought this book and tried to read it only to sell it to a second hand bookstore and I am pretty sure I bought my own copy back and found I loved this story.
Everyone is returned to their respective home worlds, except for Jamie. Great kids book, with enough good writing and magical themes for adults who like the genera. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!
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GOD I love this writer. In her family finally settled in Thaxted, Essex, where her parents worked running an educational conference centre. In the end I found the randomness added to the story. I loved him and liked the book, A wonderful discovery. Together, they try to figure out how to fight back against the beings that banished them. The strong implication, of course, is that God is one of Them our world is played by two of Them buonders, useful for Cold War implications, but also fitting nicely with the ancient conflict between God and Satan.
If he finds the right world, Jamie can get Home again. Especially to read right before finals. Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favorite writers.
He was punished by the Them for discovering the truth of reality and attempting to share the knowledge with humankind. The plot is detailed, the world-building spectacular as one would expect from Jonesand the writing romps along at a homewad rate. Still a children’s book but there is a sadness bounsers deep meaning inside I can’t seem to comprehend. The alternative worlds vary from one en I am definitely enjoying Diana Wynne Jones’ books, and I happened to come across these by chance!
He is thrown out homewxrd the worlds to travel from one to the other.
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Rules can be bent, rewritten, and ultimately broken or ignored, especially if these are made by Them. Jamie is moved by his plight and constantly thinks of him as he and the company find ways to subvert Them. I have loved this book since elementary school.
They are caught inside Their own rules now. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Maybe I was turned off because the title reminded me of that movie with the dogs. Since his home is gone, he chooses to continue to wander through the worlds, so as to keep The Real Place in all the worlds, not just in one place, as They did.
Jun 06, martha rated it liked it Shelves: I never had much else to give. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Many of her earlier children’s books were out of print in recent years, but have now been re-issued for the young audience whose interest in fantasy and reading was spurred by Harry Potter. In fact, a quick summary of this book might be met with disbelief that this could possibly be a story for children.
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A hundred times in a row. There are no similarities between the two, as far as I can tell.
Jamie awakens, alone, and realizes that Adam and Vanessa’s world is his Home, only years too bkunders – he recognizes a photo of Adam and Vanessa’s grandmother when she was young; it was his little sister, grown up.
I’ve always remembered the last line of this ri I am terrible at remembering exact lines, even for poetry or songs, where you’d think the rhythm or sound would help.