Picks and Pans Review: Troubling a Star

updated 11/28/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/28/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Madeleine L'Engle

L'Engle's latest takes the form of an ecological thriller. Adults as well as young adults will be fascinated by her descriptions of Antarctica, the unusual spot chosen for a romantic rendezvous between heroine Vicky Austin and her scientist friend Adam Eddington. Scientists, soldiers, even a prince are part of Vicky's tour, but when danger is near, to whom can she turn? The plot moves briskly. (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, $16) Young Adults

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