Author: Madeleine L’Engle
Genre: Children Classics, Fantasy
Publisher: Square Fish
Meg’s father had been experimenting with this 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? (From Goodreads.)
It was a dark and stormy night.
A Wrinkle in Time was immensely imaginative and beautifully written, and I’m very curious to see what it’s going to look like on the screen. I loved how the scientific theories on time were explained; it truly made me feel like anything could happen, not just in the book, but in real life as well.
It definitely made me want to learn more about the subject and pick up my copy of Ideas and Opinions, by Einsten, very soon!
‘… Calvin, your great gift is your ability to communicate, to communicate with all kinds of people. So, for you, I will strengthen this gift. Meg, I give you your faults.’
‘My faults!’ Meg cried.
Even though I generally enjoyed reading this book, there were a few things that annoyed me, starting with the fact that even though they’re travelling to other planets, everyone they meet seems to speak English. (???)
I also felt like the story takes a little too long to begin. There’s a lot of backstory, and it’s sometimes redundant, and the adventure truly begins only around page 60, which strikes me as rather late for such a short book.
Finally, it felt to me like Mrs Which, Mrs Whatsit, and Mrs Who clearly have great powers that could take care of most of the villains or problems that our characters encounter, so I found it a little annoying that they would just throw them into danger on their own with only vague charades as weapons. Why don’t they help them more than that?
Like and equal are two entirely different things.
Despite all that, I quite enjoyed this book. The characters all had their unique, funny personality, and I loved how Meg’s faults are actually her strenghts. I don’t think I’m going to read the rest of the series, but I’m definitely looking forward to watching the movie!
That’s it for me!
Have you read this classic?
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Happy reading everyone! 🙂