The best thing about going back to books you have read before is the feeling of familiarity, like greeting an old friend. This is how I felt on re-reading Rowan of Rin, the first in the five-part series. After that old familiar feeling though, was the feeling of excitement as I turned the pages of the stories I didn't know as well. I couldn't remember at which point I had stopped reading Rowan, when I first picked it up as a ten or eleven year old, so I thought I would reread the entire series in this handy little collection. A very enjoyable read, first at ten and now at eighteen. Some things never change, such as my appreciation for a well written novel, be it for children or not.