Today at work I wrote an appreciation of Madeleine L'Engle for the work blog. (How to find it.) I have a cool job. It was really fun to write, and my editor didn't change a word. (In case you missed the news, she died this week at the age of 88.)
I loved her books as a kid - did anyone read past the first few obvious ones? I define the obvious ones as A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door. I read a ton of others - The Arm of the Starfish and A Swiftly Tilting Planet were in that same fantasy series, I think, but there were also a bunch that were more adolescent-coming-of-age-y. I remember loving them. My editor remembers them being derivative and polemical, but it's possible I was into derivative polemics at the age of 14. Anyone read any of them more recently?