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And Both Were Young by Madeleine L'Engle

By Madeleine L'Engle

Turn feels depressing whilst she first arrives at boarding university in Switzerland. Then she unearths a real buddy in Paul. yet because the develop into a growing number of shut, turn learns that Paul has a secret in his past—and to assist him notice the reality, she needs to placed herself into severe danger.

This new version of 1 of Madeleine L'Engle's earliest works positive factors an creation by way of the author's granddaughter, the author Léna Roy.

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I wish I could escape. Not just for the night. Forever. I want to leave. But there is nowhere to go. Aboveground? Never. It is poisoned, decimated. I have no choice. No one does. But no one else seems to care. No one else fights these emotions. Not that I can tell, anyway. Maybe they are hiding their feelings like I am hiding mine. Maybe there are more people like me. I think of Berk’s eyes, his whispered words. He feels things, I know it. He helped me return to the pod when he should have turned me in to the Monitors.

I play until my arms refuse to hold the violin. Against my will, I lay it back down and return to my sleeping platform. The food is cold, but I have never had a meal that tasted better. The reality of my situation hits me. I was unconscious for a week. I was going to be annihilated. Berk rescued me by turning me into a science project. I finish my meal and stand, my legs feeling stronger. I am lonely. I miss Rhen. I never thought about how much we talked until now, when I have no one to talk to.

John’s comforting hand is gone. Was it even there to begin with? Perhaps John was a hallucination, a result of whatever pharmaceuticals were pumped into my body through the syringe. The door opens. Footsteps stop just a few feet from my sleeping platform. I keep my eyes closed. I am sure I will learn more if they believe I am still asleep. ” My heart begins to race. Berk. ” Berk seems to stutter at the word anomaly. Or maybe that is just my imagination as well. It is hard to know what is real and what is not anymore.

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