I really enjoyed this book, and it's a great book for mature teens and adults.
It doesn't quite hit lifechanger level, and the ending is something I'm still trying to figure out; to say more would consitute spoilage.
While some aspects of the plot seem weak, the character development in this book is really beautiful.
Incredibly boring book, I almost didn't finish it so as not to waste my time. Overly preachy and flat characters, uninteresting conversation. Read morePublished 12 months ago by M. HOERMANN
Madeleine L'Engle's books are classic. This precludes another so check out the sequence of her books. Always a good read! Any of her books are worth reading!!Published 23 months ago by Judi Manns
Camilla Dickinson shares the complex story of her life with granddaughter Raffi, whose father's erratic behavior and insinuating remarks have prompted her to question her identity. Read morePublished on July 17, 2012 by Becka the Book Girl
Madeleine L'Engle is perhaps an underrated writer, at least of adult fiction since her name is so closely and rightfully associated with her excellent works of children's fiction. Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by RCM
Madeleine L'Engle's A Live Coal in the Sea should be a story about a search for identity. It's unfortunate that the actual conflict/story of the book takes a backseat to Mrs. Read morePublished on April 29, 2011 by Levi Herrera
I loved this book! I was hooked on page 9. This is the passage that drew me in:
"A mug of milk with nutmeg was a comfortable way to relax when she had been... Read more
This is a gripping human drama about secrets hidden and secrets revealed. If the reader were looking for a biblical value to describe this book it would be the concept that the... Read morePublished on August 18, 2010 by S. Baker-Johnson
As someone who loved L'Engle's romantic bildungsroman, "Camilla Dickinson" several decades ago, I was so happy when "A Live Coal in the Sea" came out, because I wanted to find out... Read morePublished on March 13, 2010 by Privacy, Please
I, too, am surprised by how many 5 star reviews this book got. It's mildly entertaining, and I did actually finish it, but it reads like Sydney Sheldon read *Camilla* and decided... Read morePublished on October 2, 2007 by Alice Minton