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review 2017-10-12 17:41
I don't get it.
A Wrinkle in time - Madeleine L'Engle

Another "classic" I had never read as a child and finally decided to give it a go. Decided to go ahead and buy a bargain version of the trilogy since it was cheaper than buying a brand new copy of the first book at the bookstore AND I'd be able to binge-read it all. 

 

I didn't get it. The first 15-20 pages or so were interesting but it just became really boring. The story never sucked me in and I never became very invested in the outcome. As other reviews note, the Christian themes and allegory is a bit much. Stories that have heavy religious undertones/themes/storylines, etc. never ever appeal to me and so after finishing it wasn't a surprise to me that this probably played a part in why I didn't care too much and why I was never drawn to reading it when I was younger.

 

It's a pity because I thought I'd try to read this *before* the movie comes out but it looks like this is one of those stories that may work better for me on the screen rather than the page. These types of stories obviously aren't for everyone and I guess I'm just one of those that doesn't get it. 

 

It's a readily available classic so unless you're trying to read up before the movie is released it shouldn't be too hard to find at the bookstore or local library. 

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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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text 2017-06-15 14:24
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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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