I’m not an actual speed reader but I sometimes do skim through pages if I want to get quickly to a certain scene or whatever. I must have done that the first time I read Hexwood, because if I’d been paying proper attention I think I would have understood it better. Or maybe it just takes more than one read-through to pick up all the little details! Who knows– I think [b:Hexwood|47528|Hexwood|Diana Wynne Jones|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1170347755s/47528.jpg|1121869] is probably Diana Wynne Jones’ trickiest book, not least because she refuses to spell things out in big infodumps.[a:Diana Wynne Jones|4260|Diana Wynne Jones|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1193516584p2/4260.jpg] was always good with that sort of thing, though. I don’t think she ever talked down to her readers, whether they were adults or kids. She always expected you to be able to keep up with her, and while that can be annoying if you’re a skimmer like me, it’s also extremely kind of her. Any author who thinks her readers are brilliant deserves praise in return, I think!Read the rest of my review at my blog!