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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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The story went from 0 to 60 in terms of dark and existential. It will make another safeguard against Them.

No-one is allowed to interfere directly with the Homeward Bounders; for example, if someone were to attempt to hurt or steal from Jamie, that person would die mysteriously. Goodreads helps you vounders track of books you want to read.

Appropriate for good fourth and fifth grade readers, but probably ho,eward enjoyed by middle school readers. So we have a nice narration, interesting variety of worlds and characters, a well-woven plot and a need to read on to find out what exactly is going yomeward. Yes, I can see why some people have likened it to life as a military brat.

She does seem to love her universes having multiple worlds, often based on or around ours. He does have some hope though, as he meets a giant who reassures him that there is a way to get Home. The story is inspired by mythology — we meet characters like the captain of The Flying Dutchman and, though not named, Prometheus. They are not going to allow them to remain together without a fight.


Because the kid discovered the players behind the curtain, he is forced to become a Homeward Bounder, doomed to scramble around between vounders worlds, trying to find his way back to his own home.

The middle is kind of up and down. You are free to walk the Bounds, but it will be against the rules for you to enter play in any world.

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Email required Address never made public. The book I love that seems most often overlooked in my opinion is The Homeward Bounders. Then maybe pass it on to lighten another person’s day. See all 29 reviews. The characters too felt anime-ish, especially Helen who has most of her face hidden behind her hair all the time and shares a strange affinity with critters of all sorts.

Works by Diana Wynne Jones. And Diana Wynne Jones fans of all ages. I really liked this one — reviews on Amazon point out that this is one of her more somber, darker books and I think it’s one of her best that I’ve read so far.

Review of The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones

When Jamie stumbled upon the powerful Them playing Their mysterious games, They threw him out to the Boundaries of the worlds. This post is part of my ongoing Diana Wynne Jones retrospective project. I’m going to be homewaard about this one for a long while.

He discovers the beings he only refers to as Themplaying some sort of huge-scale game on a table, surrounded by whirring computers — reality shimmers.


Unlike Charmed LifeI thought this was a challenging read both in concept and an writing but it was infinitely all the better for it. Unaware that his life has completely changed, Jamie climbs out of the garden and tries to go home. Published by Mammoth first published Lists with This Book. Oh, thank you for spotlighting The Homeward Bounders. When we started off this blog at the beginning of the year, Eight Days of Luke was the first featured post.

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Who hasn’t wondered about that at some point in their life? He forms an alliance with two other lost Homeward Bounders—bitter, powerful Helen and demon-hunter Joris—and takes a desperate chance, hoping that the three wanders can find a way back to their home worlds at last.

Only principles and natural laws. With his help, Jamie rallies all the Homeward Bounders, and they make a bounedrs assault on the main base of Themand destroy many of Them and also Their special place, known as “The Real Place”. Clinging to Their promise that if he can get Home he is free, he becomes an unwilling Random Factor in Their deadly, eternal game.

Then circumstances change and he meets two new Homeward Bounders about his own age, Helen and Joris.