I have re-read this book so many times my copy is falling apart! A wonderfully woven story of a young woman finding herself on that ledge between being a child and being a young woman realizing that growing up isn't always the easiest thing to do and learns how to come to terms with both the light and dark sides of life.
this book was really a great one especially for animal lovers.
This is the third book in the Austin Family series. It's wonderful!
I loved this book as a teenager! If you're a huge Madeline L'Engle fan you must read this book.
As I read this book, I thought could this be the very same book that readers recommended in such glowing terms? While the author should be commended for her ambitious efforts, I found it to be pretentious and had to force myself to keep reading it, hoping for something more truthful to emerge but it never did. I finally had to put it down.
An Austen family novel listed as young adult, but really for all ages
Watching her grandfather's condition deteriorate as the summer passes on beautiful Seven Bay Island is almost more than Vicky Austen can bear. To complicate things, she finds herself the center of attention for three very different boys: Leo is an old friend longing for romance; wild Zachary is sophisticated but troubled; and Adam, her older brother's friend, offers her a wonderful chance to assist in his experiments with dolphins but treats Vicky as a young girl just when she's ready to feel grown-up.
'Why is life so hard when you're a teen-ager?' Vickie wonders. But this simmer she discovers that past the darkness of tragedy comes the light of joy.