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Introduction

The author proposes that the restorative justice script comes in three tracks determined by their primary narrative focuses on: the victim, the offender, and the community. He suggests that the restorative justice script is a recent arrival in young adult (YA) speculative fiction but with important antecedents in the fantasy works by C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. The resolution techniques based on the principles of acknowledgement of harm, apology, forgiveness, and reconciliation are forms of restorative justice. The first attempts to use the restorative justice script in speculative fiction were made hard to say, but some early groping toward it can be detected in work of two founders of mythopoeic fantasy genre: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. The most extended articulation of the restorative justice script, however, is to be found in the The Return of the King, which offer one of the earliest actualizations of the restorative justice script in YA speculative fiction.