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review 2017-08-17 21:33
A Wrinkle in time - Madeleine L'Engle

good book Meg was me when I was in school.  

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review 2017-06-12 16:04
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet #1) by Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

I’m not going to write much of a review for this because other than to say I absolutely loved it, I’ve not got too much to add.

 

Here’s part of the synopsis, in case you don’t know the story:

 

Meg's father had been experimenting with the fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?

 

Essentially it's a story about time travel that unfolds as Meg and her brother Charles Walace (and their friend) go on a search for their father.

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Books like this one that are intended for a younger audience and manage to illicit excitement from me are why I love reading. After about the 50% mark this went from 0 to 100. It went from a book that was just okay to amasing. The themes and ideas were so thought provoking, such as good versus evil and the notion that our parents are only human and can’t always fix things.

 

This book gave me a lot of pause for consideration and I intend to read it again and again over the years.

 

I read this for the booklikes-opoly square: Read a book where a main character is in STEM, or where the author's first and last name contain all of the letters in "Tesla".

 

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text 2017-05-25 21:06
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

What a great read. I love how childrens books weave such wonderful themes and lessons into a narrative directed at children. In some ways they convey more than a lot of adult fiction ever does.

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text 2017-05-24 22:04
Reading progress update: I've read 48%.
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

I'm really scared for these children right now and I can't read anymore tonight. I just hope they survive until morning...

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review 2017-01-16 00:00
A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1)
A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1) - Madeleine L'Engle I enjoyed this, but like many middle-grade books I've read as an adult, I think I would appreciated it more as a middle schooler. There were several aspects of the world not really adequately explained. (I mean why can't the Mrs. Ws go with them to fight IT?? They never give a reason.) Also, the ending was incredibly rushed and rather simplistic.

Also not related to the book itself, but after reading this, I'm really worried about good the movie will be. Reese Witherspoon does not match my mental picture of Mrs. Whatsit at all. Also Chris Pine as Mr. Murry?? He's supposed to a nerdy scientist who's been trapped in prison for who knows how long--not a buff, attractive dude. Also, because it's Hollywood, they'll probably get rid of all the Christian references, which will weaken the story. I'll be try to be positive about the movie, but my comparison of the book vs. casting is not hopeful.
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