They are great books. A good example of "cross-over" fiction that actually stand up to reading by adults.
Yeah, puerile smirking at the unfortunate island name aside, I really liked this. Trying to increase my 'library' (for want of a better word) of YA stuff I can lend out to my higher level kids, and this one is definitely going in.
I really like the Earthsea books. Too bad the Ghibli film couldn't measure up.Just wait until you're trying to find good books for your own kids.
I'm vaguely aware of the Ghibli films, but haven't seen them. As for books for when the kids are older, yeah, this is one I reckon I'll pull out in a few years.