Originally posted 2015-12-05 17:00:21.
Day 5 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Oh this book, this book! When I was in school and about eight years old I repeatedly checked this book out of the library to read, reread then read again! I was absolutely fascinated by the story of Anna and her strange friend Marnie. And the ending – I would read those last few pages over and over again. The story unnerved me and thrilled me in equal measure. I never tired of reading it. In the end my mother had to intervene. She told me I was not to take it out of the library again. Perhaps she feared I was developing an obsession. Last year the book was made into an animated film by Studio Ghibli and the book itself is now back in print. I am so so tempted to buy it to find out if it can weave the same spell on my adult self that it wove so effortlessly in my youth.