#BookADayUK October Day 13 (belated): Nostalgic Reads! Changed Meaning When I Read It Later in Life

The Dalemark Quartet - Diana Wynne Jones

These books set the standard for fantasy novels for me in middle school. The intricacy of the world building and the plot twists blew my mind. Re-reading them as an adult, the problematic ending and Mary Sue-ness of the lead in the final volume became very glaring. But I still love them, for both nostalgia and the introduction they offered to other books and authors that have shaped my reading life.