This was my favorite book when I was eight years old, and I've waited a long time to read it for the 18th time. It was such a magical experience as a kid: the waves crashing on cliffs, the foggy redwood forest, the big house with secret rooms, the caves that needed exploring. I was enchanted. As an adult, it was a little less engrossing, but even so, Cameron's descriptions of the house and landscape are so palatable that at times it doesn't seem like a young adult / children's book at all. And she writes a mighty fine Scottish accent! I would highly recommend this book for loner kids with a vivid imagination - they'll take this magical experience and conjure up something of their own.
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