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Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle
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Jan 18, 08

Just barely edged out as my favorite book in the series (right behind "A swiftly Tilting Planet"). Tells a story less concerned with love and justice and all about the hard choices that people (and deities) make in a flawed world.

An out and out retelling of the Biblical Deluge from the point of view of two modern teenagers. Unique in that it makes no apology for all the fantastical stuff the Bible referred to in antediluvian times. Angels getting it own with the village girls, men who live for centuries, strange voices in the forest. Surprisingly, this was one of the most original fantasy lands a novel had taken me to up till that point.
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Naomi I read this book at least six times in junior high school, and STILL carry my tattered paperback copy with me wherever I move. If it's possible to have a crush on book characters, I had the biggest crush on those twin brothers.

I like your review of it very much!

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