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I remember reading a book, probably 10 years ago now at least, though the book itself may be older than that. It was about a girl who goes to live in a large house in the country (I don't recall why). She must have had adults there but I don't recall if they were relatives.

The whole story had a slightly creepy tone. There was a maze in the garden of the house and I think the climax involved a race around that maze. In the centre was something important - possible a golden statue? It may have turned into a person at the end.

She may possibly have had a boy friend, though I am not certain on that point.

I am fairly sure that the girl's surname was Noone and the house was also called Noone House/Hall or similar. At some point she realised that Noone was the same as No-one and somehow this was relevant (and also a little freaky from what I remember).

The book was probably aimed at 14 year olds upwards - though again I'm not sure. Thank you for your help!

  • Aside from a "creepy tone", what about it was science fiction or fantasy? – Valorum Apr 18 '15 at 18:21
  • I believe it was fantasy, though I don't remember there being magic as such. I think it was probably more a magical setting and the creepiness could have come from possibly from the idea of a curse on the family. – stargazeypie Apr 18 '15 at 18:22
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The lead character seems to be the boy not the girl, but how about Night Maze by Annie Dalton?

It's from 2001 so about the right age. As the title suggests, it involves a maze. It takes place at a large house in the country, although it's called Owlcote, not Noone. The lead character's surname is Noone though, and he has a female cousin whose name is also Noone.

  • I was so intrigued by the description that I bought a copy of the book. Thanks for a good read! – ssav Apr 27 '15 at 8:32

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