A Ring Of Endless Light

A Ring Of Endless Light

Paperback - 2008
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Book four of the Austin Family Chronicles, an award-winning young adult series from Madeleine L'Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time , about a girl who experiences the difficulties and joys of growing up.

A Newbery Honor Book

"L'Engle has the magic storytelling gift that makes it a pleasure to lose yourself in her spell." -- Newsweek

After a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather lives. He's very sick, and watching his condition deteriorate as the summer passes is almost more than Vicky can bear. To complicate matters, she finds herself as the center of attention for three very different boys.

Zachary Grey, the troubled and reckless boy Vicky met last summer, wants her all to himself as he grieves the loss of his mother. Leo Rodney has been just a friend for years, but the tragic loss of his father causes him to turn to Vicky for comfort--and romance. And then there's Adam Eddington. Adam is only asking Vicky to help with his research on dolphins. But Adam--and the dolphins--may just be what Vicky needs to get through this heartbreaking summer.

Praise for A Ring of Endless Light :

"With customary grace and firm control of an intricate plot, L'Engle has created another irresistible novel about familiar characters, the Austin family. Vicky, 16, narrates the climactic events with Grandfather Eaton on a New England island, where he is living his last days." -- Publishers Weekly

"L'Engle has the magic storytelling gift that makes it a pleasure to lose yourself in her spell." -- Newsweek

"L'Engle writes eloquently about death and life with provocative passages that linger in the thoughts of the perceptive." -- Booklist, s tarred review

Books by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
An Acceptable Time

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson

Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time .

The Austin Family Chronicles
Meet the Austins (Volume 1)
The Moon by Night (Volume 2)
The Young Unicorns (Volume 3)
A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book!
Troubling a Star (Volume 5)

The Polly O'Keefe books
The Arm of the Starfish
Dragons in the Waters
A House Like a Lotus

And Both Were Young

Camilla

The Joys of Love

Publisher: New York : FS&G, 2008
ISBN: 9780312379353
0312379358

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ArapahoeKati Sep 06, 2018

This is one of those novels that sticks with you years after reading it. Love, loss, grief, hope: it's all here in beautiful prose.

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Emberfeather
Aug 25, 2017

Every feeling that Vicky has through out the book I have experienced (not literally in the same form) and is relatable. You never feel like it's dragging on and on, however at times the writing feels a little rushed. I found myself yelling at Vicky sometimes which I assume is a good thing.
However you can get a little too caught into the book and forget to mark the time. So therefore, this book is good if you have enough time on your hands and also enough time to yawn and stretch afterwards.

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oboechica88
Dec 06, 2013

There is something so pure and magical about how Madeline L'engle combines science and religion and poetry into her writing. I have been through every stage of life Vicky goes through in this book. No matter what age you are, there is at least one major point of this story that you will relate to. And I know every time I pick this book up I will discover something new that means everything to me, something I may not have picked up yet because I haven't experienced yet. There is something uniquely special about a book that not only have you loved since you were little, but that grows with you as you grow. So much of the book just...IT'S EXACTLY HOW I FEEL. It captures exactly how I felt the first time I read it, and it captures how I feel in the decade that has passed since that first reading. For the full review, head to my blog at OboeChica Books (so long and thanks for all the fish).

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ponyrider12
Apr 03, 2013

This is a great book. Once you start it you don't want to put it down!

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ponyrider12
Mar 19, 2013

ponyrider12 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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ponyrider12
Apr 03, 2013

Then I saw a Ring of Pure and Endless Light.... He'd abandoned me. I should've known it....

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