Madeleine L'Engle, Beloved Author Of Fifth-Grade Erotica, Dies

That Tolkien of vaginas, Madeleine L'Engle, is dead at 88. We vaguely remember loving A Wrinkle In Time, but not as much as the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel wherein the girl HAS S-E-X. With someone named "Rennie"? There was a "sharp brief pain." And then the sex scene is all in, like, free verse? If only we had done so well retaining Thucydides! (We might have a job better suited to our persistent dorkdom.) Anyway, we waited like seven years for the sharp brief pain and it never happened. Just went right in! Yeah we'd been consuming everclear. (And maybe acid?) TMI! Okay, so help us solve the mystery, what book was this? Wrinkle? Many Waters? A Ring of Endess Light? They all sound kinda smutty...

Madeleine L'Engle, Children's Writer, Is Dead [New York Times]