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The Beginning Place - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Beginning Place
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Fleeing from the monotony of his life, Hugh Rogers finds his way to "the beginning place"--a gateway to Tembreabrezi, an idyllic, unchanging world of eternal twilight. Irena Pannis was thirteen when she first found the beginning place. Now, seven years later, she has grown to know and love the... show more
Fleeing from the monotony of his life, Hugh Rogers finds his way to "the beginning place"--a gateway to Tembreabrezi, an idyllic, unchanging world of eternal twilight. Irena Pannis was thirteen when she first found the beginning place. Now, seven years later, she has grown to know and love the gentle inhabitants of Tembreabrezi, or Mountaintown, and she sees Hugh as a trespasser. But then a monstrous shadow threatens to destroy Mountaintown, and Hugh and Irena join forces to seek it out. Along the way, they begin to fall in love. Are they on their way to a new beginning...or a fateful end?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765346254 (0765346257)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Aerin
Aerin rated it
1.5 Review: The Beginning Place, by Ursula K. LeGuin
Awhile back, Slate published an article denigrating the phenomenon of adults reading YA fiction. In my little black heart of hearts, I sort of agreed with it. Which isn't to say that all YA fiction is bad, or that people shouldn't read whatever the fuck they like to read, but I just fundamentally ...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 The Beginning Place
A fairly inaccurate cover, a story that does read like a nearly first novel, it's not her best but it is early work by her and I prefer it to some of her later stuff. I'm going to have to read it again to see if I understand it properly. A fantasy romance now billed as a young adult book.
georgenaylor
georgenaylor rated it
Not the best known of Le Guin's works & perhaps not a favorite of many but one of my favorites.
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it
3.0 Threshold
I don't know what to rate this one. After reading it several years ago, I remember disliking it imensely. To such an extent that I got rid of it afterwards (something I've not been compelled to do with any of her other novels).And yet, since then, this story has strayed back into my thoughts. I, unt...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
Hugh is trapped in suburbia and a dead-end job by his mother's fear. Desperate for escape, he goes running one night and finds a gateway into an idyllically fresh world. The clean water and air, the lack of humans, makes him return to it again and again. But he's not the only one to have found th...
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