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Camilla by Madeleine L'Engle
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Aug 09, 2012

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bookshelves: 2012
Recommended for: high school and up
Read from June 05 to 10, 2012

Camilla, the teenage protagonist, crashes into the unpleasant epiphany that parents aren't perfect when she discovers that her mother is having an affair. It is pretty much downhill from there. Camilla's charmed life abruptly ends when she is faced with infidelity, lies, suicide, and jealousy. Her only sense of happiness comes from a budding relationship with her best friend's older brother, but even that leaves her empty. It's a melancholy coming of age story that is best for older youth.
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