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Boy with soul in a matchbox.

I'm having difficulties finding this book. Anyone read something like this: I'm pretty sure it was a fantasy book involving magic. A young boy's soul was split and put into a matchbox. Every time a match is lit, he dies a little. I think he has an evil sister and at one point he almost drowns... Sorry for the vagueness, that's all I remember.

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Re: Boy with soul in a matchbox.

Have you tried searching Google with "Boy soul matchbook"?


I get some interesting leads, but I can't guess which, if any, might be relevant to you.



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Re: Boy with soul in a matchbox.

You're looking for Charmed Life, by Diana Wynne Jones.


Yay! I found someone a book!