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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Ana Juan, Catherynne M. Valente
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Overall, this was an interesting book. As others have said, it is very whimsical and fantastical in its events, characters, and descriptions. Similar in style to The Wizard of Oz series and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this is the story of a little girl wondering around a strange fairy land and the adventures she has there.

A lot of odd and interesting things happen. There are tons of great descriptions and it is definitely creative. However, I just didn't really get into this one. There were so many cool ideas in it, but I didn't relate to September and much of the narration was rather winding for my taste. Really great world-building, but it just didn't quite piece together for me by the end. 

There were definitely parts I enjoyed, especially meeting the bizarre menagerie of various characters along the way. But I guess I just couldn't really get into the plot. I mostly just felt along for the ride on this one. 

I am planning on listening to the second audiobook (currently in transit to my local library) and hope the story is more developed than this one.