I have never read Margaret Mahy. What books are good places to start?
Depends! She has written picture books, short stories, realistic novels, sci-fi, high fantasy, urban fantasy basically you can see one of the many reasons I…
The Changeover and The Tricksters are both, basically, perfect. I wax poetic about The Tricksters here. (Seriously, one of my essays to get into my college honors program was about how everyone should read The Tricksters.)
But for people who prefer contemporary novels, I recommend starting with Margaret Mahy’s Memory. It’s a story of guilt, identity, and healing. Absolute gem of a novel.