The Small Rain and A Severed Wasp by Madeleine L’Engle

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Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
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Four Silver Stars

The Small RainThe Small Rain by Madeleine L’Engle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Beyond the look into the life of a serious artist, this story exposes a young woman who, in her earlier years, cannot seem to help being herself. When she becomes an adult, circumstance eventually forces her to come back to herself–thankfully, before she’s too far off. Katherine is a character who, for whatever reasons, simply cannot live (what would be for her) a facade of a life. To me, that’s what’s most valuable about this book.

Five Gold Stars

A Severed WaspA Severed Wasp (Vigneras, Book 2) by Madeleine L’Engle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Satisfying! A novel of unceremonious surprises, saying what it needs to say without saying every little thing. I should have figured it would be about so much more than Madame Vigneras’s “retirement.” I’d been waiting to read it ever since I read The Small Rain, and it was quite worth the wait. It hit me as a lover of literature, an artist, and a writer.

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