Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Madeliene L'Engle

Several months ago I read A Wrinkle in Time by the above mentioned author and loved it. Therefore I was delighted to learn that there were three more books in that series and read them eagerly. I enjoyed them all particularly the third book, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, whose extremly intriguing mystery and interwoven plot had me completly enthralled.

It was with great excitment you may guess that a few weeks ago I discovered the first book of a different series of hers, Meet the Austins, at a library book sale. My hopes were not disappointed.
It was a wonderful story about a family, who reminded me very much of my family, and the struggles that occur when a spoiled orphaned girl comes to live with them. I read the second book, The Moon By Night, yesterday which was also quite good though I did not like it quite as much as the first. I will soon begin the third, The Young Unicorns, as soon as possible get on to the fourth, A Ring of Endless Light, which I hear is the best.


Liz said...

A Ring of Endless Light is my daughter's favorite L'Engle book, she's worn out our first copy and is on her second. L'Engle also wrote adult fiction including books such as A Small Rain, A Severed Wasp, and Certain Women. Her non-fiction is popular with a lot of folks as well.

Ria said...

A Ring of Endless Light is very good and definitely among my favorites by that author but it has stiff competion in Meet the Austins.