03 November 2009

Today's Read: Meet the Austins by Madeleine L'Engle

My name is Vicky, and I'm twelve years old. This year, a ten-year-old named Maggy has come to live with us. Before that day, I was pretty happy; sure I fought with my brothers and sister, but we were a family and we loved each other. Maggy is an orphan, and I know I should feel sorry for her, but it's really hard to be nice to a spoiled brat. Mother and Daddy say she's never really known love and that's why she acts so mean and bossy. I sure hope I can find a way to live with her, because it looks like she might be here to stay.

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Usually, just before dinner is the nicest time of day, but this evening I suddenly wanted to be alone for a few minutes. Was it just because Maggy had reminded me that I am plain? Mother says that I'm getting very broody, and part of it is my age, and most of it is just me. (p. 28)
—From Meet the Austins by Madeleine L'Engle (Source: bought, see review policy)

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Anonymous,  11/3/09, 8:02 AM  

Sounds like a good read. Poor Vicky!

Julie P. 11/3/09, 8:50 AM  

This sounds very interesting. I haven't read much of Madeleine L'Engle's books, but I'd like to!

Andrea 11/3/09, 9:29 AM  

I hadn't heard of this book before. I'll have to check it out.
Great teaser. Here's mine.

Margot 11/3/09, 9:40 AM  

Sounds like the setting for a lot of 'kid drama'. Hope you are enjoying.

Sherrie 11/3/09, 10:28 AM  

Hi Beth,
Sounds like a great book. I'll have to check it out. Mine is posted at my place, Just Books. Have a great day!

Just Books

Michelle 11/3/09, 12:53 PM  

I actually picked this book up last month on the recommendation of another blog. I'm interested to see what you think of it. :)

Lenore Appelhans 11/3/09, 4:55 PM  

This seems so familiar - I'm sure I must have read it at some point. I read a lot of L'Engle back in the day.

Melody 11/3/09, 6:49 PM  

Sounds good to me! :)

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick 11/3/09, 7:03 PM  

This sounds like a great book. I'll have to check back for your review! :)

Here's mine, from Hilary Mantel's WOLF HALL.

TexasRed 11/3/09, 11:18 PM  

I love the Madeleine L'Engle books, but had a harder time following the Austins than the Wrinkle in Time family.

Veens 11/4/09, 5:44 AM  

That were some great excerpts!

Kailana 11/4/09, 6:13 AM  

I didn't like this series as much as her Time Quartet, but I did enjoy it!

Free Games,  11/4/09, 9:14 AM  

Wow nice games thanks a lot
Really good job

Jen - devourer of books 11/4/09, 3:48 PM  

I've only read L'Engle's books from the "Wrinkle in Time" series, although I'm reading "Arm of the Starfish" eventually for the Shelf Discovery Challenge, so I'm interested to see what you think of this!

Belle 11/4/09, 4:29 PM  

Hope you're enjoying this one. While I never enjoyed the Austins series nearly as much as the Wrinkle in Time series, they were still among my favorites growing up - I loved the way there's always a slightly fantastical element in them!

Alice 11/6/09, 4:43 AM  

Great teaser! I'm kinda broody myself too. LOL!

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