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And Both Were Young
And Both Were Young
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
ISBN-13: 9780440902294
ISBN-10: 0440902290
Publication Date: 3/15/1983
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Paperback
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I finally got to this one yesterday, and once I picked it up, I had to finish it all the way through. Ok, I did have to actually make supper and such, but it was only reluctantly that I did so.

One of L'Engle's earliest works, this edition rewritten once the traditional taboo against mentioning things like death and sexual attraction in young adult literature was lifted, and basically restored to the original manuscript L'Engle had in mind. Truly a delightful story for young readers from a young writer. A young girl from Connecticut matures into her own self-confidence and begins to understand greater social realities through the loss of her mother, the finding of a soulmate, and a year in a Scandinavian boarding school, not long after the horrors of World War II.
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It's been a long time since I've read this, but I remember thinking that it is a very nice love story.
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This book is by the author of "A Wrinkle in Time," and like all of her books, it's wonderful.
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Excellent young adult book about the relationships that develop in the face of worldwide tumult.
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One of L'Engle's lesser known books. Very different from her other books, this one is a love story set in a boarding school in Switzerland. Well written and alightly complex, however definately one of her earlier novels as its a bit more simplistic than some of her latter plots.