And Both Were Young

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Random House Children's Books, 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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Flip doesn't think shell 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 apart from the others, sketching or wandering in the mountains.

But 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 when 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 future?

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I enjoy Madeleine L'Engle's writing. - Goodreads
She almost gave up writing in 1958. - Goodreads
The love story makes you want to cheer. - Goodreads
The book moved along well and the plot was interesting. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Deborah Markus - Goodreads

Just a wonderful story, set shortly after World War II. Philippa Hunter, a timid, artistic teenager, must attend a Swiss boarding school while her father, a professional painter, travels Europe ... Read full review

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User Review  - Judith - Goodreads

Would give this a 3.5, if .5s were a possibility. I picked this book up in the middle of a busy semester, hoping for a nice read that was light but not overly fluffy. It didn't go too badly on the ... Read full review


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Author Madeleine L'Engle was born in New York City on November 29, 1918. She graduated from Smith College. She is best known for A Wrinkle in Time (1962), which won the 1963 Newbery Medal for best American children's book. While many of her novels blend science fiction and fantasy, she has also written a series of autobiographical books, including Two Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage, which deals with the illness and death of her husband, soap opera actor Hugh Franklin. In 2004, she received a National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush. She died on September 6, 2007 of natural causes. Since 1976, Wheaton College in Illinois has maintained a special collection of L'Engle's papers, and a variety of other materials, dating back to 1919.

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