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    (E–pub READ) And Both Were Young Dammit I love Flip I love Madeleine L'Engle I love the idea of boarding schools Switzerland and French boys and girls snowed into a storm of romance adventure and heartbreaking loneliness I've also only realized that I've always had a strange attraction for the widowed father and only daughter stories This one absolutely fills that nicheI've reread this book countless times now and each read only makes me hap

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    Read And Both Were Young (E–pub READ) And Both Were Young Madeleine LEngle ✓ 9 Read Underrated underappreciated I mean it didn't hit my buttons and I still loved it I think because it's original How many stories wit

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    Madeleine LEngle ✓ 9 Read Characters Å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Madeleine LEngle Read And Both Were Young I've been doing a L'Engle read for the last year or so decided to read this standalone in connection with a genre reading challenge February is romance month I previously read this book back when I was in junior highearly high school

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    (E–pub READ) And Both Were Young Not my favorite L’Engle but still worth reading About a teenage girl whose mother has died who gets sent to a Swiss boarding school and her adjustment to her new life her relationships with a new boy her teachers fellow students at the school her father and his girlfriend I love L’Engle’s flawed but gifted girl characters A lot here

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    (E–pub READ) And Both Were Young Characters Å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Madeleine LEngle And Both Were Young is good as boarding school stories go and has a sweet uiet romance but I don't think the part of the plot which

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    Characters Å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Madeleine LEngle Madeleine LEngle ✓ 9 Read Read And Both Were Young My experience with this book is not very pleasant I mean it wasn’t bad No not at all I suppose it can be compared to when one is reading the back of a Raisin Bran box of cereal while shovelling spoonfuls of them

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    Characters Å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Madeleine LEngle Madeleine LEngle ✓ 9 Read (E–pub READ) And Both Were Young This was apparently uite daring when it was originally published in the 1940s so much that it had to be bowdlerized But it s

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    (E–pub READ) And Both Were Young Characters Å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Madeleine LEngle Read And Both Were Young What girl doesn't fantasize about going to a Swiss boarding school having a dashing artist father a mysterious and beautiful mentorteacher and a dark brooding forest boy to fall in love with?

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    (E–pub READ) And Both Were Young I think this may have been the last Madeleine L'Engle book I read for the first time as a teenager And for some reason it holds a sort of distinction in my head because of that fact I like most other readers I know who love her books got in on the whole thing with A Wrinkle in Time moving on to the other Murry and O'Keefe family books and then the Austin family series and so on from there I must have been somewhere aro

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    (E–pub READ) And Both Were Young Characters Å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Madeleine LEngle This made me want to go to a Swiss boarding school with stick up the ass rules and a bunch of kind of snobby girls

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  • Paperback
  • 256
  • And Both Were Young
  • Madeleine LEngle
  • English
  • 15 August 2020
  • 9780440902294

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And Both Were Young Read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Madeleine LEngle ✓ 9 Read Characters Å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Madeleine LEngle Hen Paul seems a stranger to her And since dating is forbidden except to seniors their romance must remain a secret With so many new feelings and obstacles to overcome in her present can Flip help Paul to confront his troubled past and find a futur. I think this may have been the last Madeleine L Engle book I read for the first time as a teenager And for some reason it holds a sort of distinction in my head because of that fact I like most other readers I know who love her books got in on the whole thing with A Wrinkle in Time moving on to the other Murry and O Keefe family books and then the Austin family series and so on from there I must have been somewhere around ten or so when I first read the Time series and by the time I got through all the others and worked my way around to her standalones I was a bit older Although one of my very favorite things about her body of young adult work is that there are so many connections between them And while AND BOTH WERE YOUNG is probably one of the most standalone of them all for the discerning reader there is a very lovely very obliue reference to its main character in L Engle s much later novel A Severed Wasp Interestingly I don t think I ever realized just how old this book is Originally published in 1949 it was actually her first young adult novel Incidentally my copy features the old 1983 cover But a lovely new hardback edition was just released on Tuesday and as it is one of my very favorite of L Engle s books I wanted to highlight it here while I convince my local bookshop to order a copy into the store Phillipa Hunter better known as Flip oh how much I love this never wanted to leave her father and her Connecticut home to come to a Swiss boarding school That was her father s new friend Eunice s bright idea Since her mother passed away Flip has grown even closer to her artist father and the idea of leaving him and attending a foreign school among a host of strange other girls terrifies her But her father is bound for China to draw and Eunice is traveling with him instead of Flip And so Flip tries to hide her trembling and put on a brave face for her father s sake But boarding school is just as alien and difficult as she feared Though the girls hail from all over the globe Flip finds it hard to fit in Long limbed and lacking in coordination she watches her fellow students from the sidelines and prays for the year to be up soon The one bright spot in the gloom is her art teacher Percy a young woman who seems to understand Flip s solitude and need to filter her kaleidoscopic emotions through some sort of creative act Then one day out exploring further than she ought to be above the school grounds Flip runs into a young man named Paul Paul lives with his father in a small cottage not far from the school These two dispossessed young teenagers form a friendship and in the process find the kind of acceptance and understanding in each other that they ve been searching for Flip is the kind of foot in her mouth arms and legs everywhere protagonist that I connected with instantly as a teen reader I loved her for her haplessness and the way that she just kept on stumbling through her outer coating of awkward to a place where she could voice her thoughts and experiences so that someone else could see them and appreciate her for who she was In my eyes that made her admirable that drive to keep going despite the many misconceptions and deliberate slights of those around her That was what was so hard for me at that age and I like to think I drew a little strength from watching her try and fail and try again and succeed It helped that her interactions with Percy were so poignant particularly in the wake of having lost her mother and being without her father The other girls at the school were especially well done as well At first you think they will be mere stereotypical characterizations the way Flip almost expects them to be but they each emerge from their initial roles to play an important part in Flip s development And then there s Paul Lovely Paul He has long reminded me of Jeff Greene from A Solitary Blue and a kinder less destructive Zachary Grey Yes You will fall in love with Paul just as much as Flip does And the even gratifying thing is that the story is not just about Flip s journey to self discovery but Paul s as well It s not all the way he fills her needs but how she fills his as he has an unusually dark past that he is rather successfully steadfastly refusing to deal with until Flip comes along This is an eternally sweet and moving book Like so many of L Engle s books I turn to this one when I want to be reminded that the world and the people in it can be beautiful despite the darkness Court of Lions present can Flip help Paul to confront his troubled I Cant Make You Love Me but I Can Make You Leave past and find a futur. I think this may have been the last Madeleine L Engle book I read for the first time as a teenager And for some reason it holds a sort of distinction in my head because of that fact I like most other readers I know who love her books got in on the whole thing with A Wrinkle in Time moving on to the other Murry and O Keefe family books and then the Austin family series and so on from there I must have been somewhere around ten or so when I first read the Time series and by the time I got through all the others and worked my way around to her standalones I was a bit older Although one of my very favorite things about her body of young adult work is that there are so many connections between them And while AND BOTH WERE YOUNG is Vingespenn probably one of the most standalone of them all for the discerning reader there is a very lovely very obliue reference to its main character in L Engle s much later novel A Severed Wasp Interestingly I don t think I ever realized just how old this book is Originally Wenn Kinder trotzen passed away Flip has grown even closer to her artist father and the idea of leaving him and attending a foreign school among a host of strange other girls terrifies her But her father is bound for China to draw and Eunice is traveling with him instead of Flip And so Flip tries to hide her trembling and CC Программирование на языке высокого уровня put on a brave face for her father s sake But boarding school is just as alien and difficult as she feared Though the girls hail from all over the globe Flip finds it hard to fit in Long limbed and lacking in coordination she watches her fellow students from the sidelines and Dead Letter prays for the year to be up soon The one bright spot in the gloom is her art teacher Percy a young woman who seems to understand Flip s solitude and need to filter her kaleidoscopic emotions through some sort of creative act Then one day out exploring further than she ought to be above the school grounds Flip runs into a young man named Paul Paul lives with his father in a small cottage not far from the school These two dispossessed young teenagers form a friendship and in the Brief an den Vater protagonist that I connected with instantly as a teen reader I loved her for her haplessness and the way that she just kept on stumbling through her outer coating of awkward to a Zu Den Platonischen Gleichnissen place where she could voice her thoughts and experiences so that someone else could see them and appreciate her for who she was In my eyes that made her admirable that drive to keep going despite the many misconceptions and deliberate slights of those around her That was what was so hard for me at that age and I like to think I drew a little strength from watching her try and fail and try again and succeed It helped that her interactions with Percy were so Once in Kazakhstan The Snow Leopard Emerges poignant In guten Kreisen particularly in the wake of having lost her mother and being without her father The other girls at the school were especially well done as well At first you think they will be mere stereotypical characterizations the way Flip almost expects them to be but they each emerge from their initial roles to Serafina and the Black Cloak play an important Artemis Fowl part in Flip s development And then there s Paul Lovely Paul He has long reminded me of Jeff Greene from A Solitary Blue and a kinder less destructive Zachary Grey Yes You will fall in love with Paul just as much as Flip does And the even gratifying thing is that the story is not just about Flip s journey to self discovery but Paul s as well It s not all the way he fills her needs but how she fills his as he has an unusually dark La esfinge maragata past that he is rather successfully steadfastly refusing to deal with until Flip comes along This is an eternally sweet and moving book Like so many of L Engle s books I turn to this one when I want to be reminded that the world and the The Inklings CS Lewis JRR Tolkien Charles Williams and Their Friends people in it can be beautiful despite the darkness

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And Both Were Young Read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Madeleine LEngle ✓ 9 Read Characters Å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Madeleine LEngle T from the others sketching or wandering in the mountainsBut the day she's out walking alone and meets a French boy Paul things change for Flip As their relationship grows so does her self confidence Despite her newfound happiness there are times w. My experience with this book is not very pleasant I mean it wasn t bad No not at all I suppose it can be compared to when one is reading the back of a Raisin Bran box of cereal while shovelling spoonfuls of them in their mouth it s good for you but in the end it s no choco puffs The thing is I feel like I ve been gipped The blurb at the back of this book advertises FORBIDDEN ROMANCE in big bold letters And if you know me you know that s a huge bait Besides it s MADELEINE L ENGLE How could you now want to read this Well I did And I m sorry to say it was a tad disappointingThe writing is very odd I suppose it reflects the era from whence the novel took place The dialogues are very clinical and some too formal But again that probably had to do with the way people spoke at the time post World War 1This is the story of a young girl sent to a boarding school in Switzerland Flip s father being a traveling artist did not want to take Flip around the world with him So Eunice his companion suggested she goes to a boarding school He s also made it a goal in life to search for all the missing kids displaced during the war What I don t get is why his travels brought him to China when the war was centred in EuropeEunice the woman who wants to replace Flip s mother in her father s life plays the uintessential evil step mother role very haughty expects too much of Flip and very critical of Flip And I guess the reason why Flip was so against the boarding school to begin withIn the boarding school we see Flip be her awkward self The girls call her Pill instead of Flip and we see her stumble haplessly in every social situation With the help of her Art teacher and her nephew Paul she starts blossoming on her own We see her adapt and accept her lot in life But while I enjoyed seeing her come of age I was still a little confused about how old the kids wereThere was also supposed to be a romance between Paul and Flip but to be honest they were better off as siblings I really wish they didn t packaged this book as having a forbidden romance because of two things one there wasn t any And second it was an awkward romanceWhat I enjoyed about this book was the depicted life on a Swiss boarding school Though Flip had to go through a version of bullying aka hazing at first in time the girls eventually warmed up to her I especially liked the shown camaraderie during Christmas time It was gorgeously described It makes me want to stay at home on Christmas and create our own family traditionOver all I almost feel like it s sacrilege to say I didn t uite enjoy this book I can compare it to someone listening to an aria in a monotone voice Lifeless novel packaged as a romance that didn t exist

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And Both Were Young Read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Madeleine LEngle ✓ 9 Read Characters Å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Madeleine LEngle Flip doesn't think she'll ever fit in at the Swiss boarding school Besides being homesick for her father and Connecticut she isn't sophisticated like the other girls and discussions about boys leave her tongue tied Her happiest times are spent apar. Underrated underappreciated I mean it didn t hit my buttons and I still loved it I think because it s original How many stories with a widowed father don t have him getting married off How many stories of a lonely girl have her favorite teacher scolding her for self absorption How many stories of boarding schools are there in which almost all the girls are nice How many stories talk about Lost Children and the lives of the Germans as they rejoin the international community after WWII and adults who are real peopleEven the buttons are special It s boarding school on the continent not in England And our heroine saves the boy from his emotional torment and from a bad guy And the romance has subtle but serious kissing not clumsy curiosity EtcAnd it s beautifully written Unfortunately I was too absorbed to mark it up with book darts but let me tell you that you must at least read the first page L Engle knows how to start a book with sunlight that was as bright and sudden as buglesI don t know if I would have enjoyed this when I was a teen I hope that I would have Had I I might now be a better person a braver friendlier person And probably a better reader tooFive stars might seem high but I do recommend it to just about everybodyI don t mean 19th c didactic stories I mean literature for young people Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn peopleEven the buttons are special It s boarding school on the continent not in England And our heroine saves the boy from his emotional torment and from a bad guy And the romance has subtle but serious kissing not clumsy curiosity EtcAnd it s beautifully written Unfortunately I was too absorbed to mark it up with book darts but let me tell you that you must at least read the first ueer Theory and Brokeback Mountain person And The Truth Against the World probably a better reader tooFive stars might seem high but I do recommend it to just about everybodyI don t mean 19th c didactic stories I mean literature for young Making Him Sweat Taking Him Down people