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Od Magic - Patricia A. McKillip Oh, Od Magic. You are so fluffy and earnest and full of wizards and magic and princesses and labyrinths. These things are familiar and pretty and can be interesting, I guess, if you're in the mood for them. I was not.

Maybe if I were sixteen I would have loved this, but it was a little too heavy-handed and predictable, and I got tired of McKillip's characters being so . . . I've got to go with "earnest" again. Maybe it IS a YA novel. That would make sense.

Whatever it is, it's pleasant enough. That is just what it is: a pleasant book, a nice book. I probably just picked it up fifteen years too late.

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