The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
I would say that this book is a cross between a myth and science fiction, as many of the characters are Greek Gods and Godesses. The children play a game that requires them to travel throughout a "mythosphere" even though they are forbidden to do so. Hayley has been living with her Grandparents, believing that her parents were dead, when they send her away to live with other relatives. Through this game she reconnects wth her parents and discovers the secrets that took them away from her. I found this book to be very confusing and didn't enjoy it at all. There were too many characters to keep track of and the explanation of the characters links to Greek myths came at the end of the book, when I felt it might have been more helpful to read it before I started to read the story. I felt that it was merely a story and had no emotional connection for me; I didn't care that much about what happened to any of the characters. NAY.