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Camilla by Madeleine L'Engle
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Sep 11, 11

bookshelves: young-adult
Read in September, 2011

A terrible book the same way that being 15 is terrible, falling in love young is terrible, and becoming an adult instead of a child is terrible. Terrible, terrible. Many of L'Engle's books deal with child protagonist. This is a different kind of novel about the terribleness of leaving childhood behind and becoming an adult. Perhaps I make it's sound as if L'Engle hates adults. No, it is that I cannot forget as I read Camilla that it is not easy to grow up. I cannot forget the terrible sorrow of it or it's inevitable urgency.

It's an older book, which I found insufficient to hold me enthralled. But it is great art, and will not disappoint fans of L'Engle.
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