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The Joys of Love by Madeleine L'Engle
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Jun 23, 09

bookshelves: madeleine-l-engle, teen
Read in March, 2009, read count: once

Madeleine L'Engle is an amazing writer. That having been said this book is way less than amazing.

I wonder if she was still alive would it ever have been published. Her granddaughters are responsible for its publication and I have to ask if it was sentimentality or the thought of more dollars to be made for her estate?

They said this was something she had written when she was very young and would let them read (when they were young). She never pushed for its publication. When you read it you can see why.

Compared to all that she has published this was very mediocre. It could have been written as a teen for an English class assignment. Or a journal entry since it was supposedly based loosely on her life.

It isn't anything I would rush to buy or read. (Although I did because after all it was M. L'Engle. Learn from my mistake or borrow my copy!)
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