Saturday, January 6, 2018

MMGM 1/8/18 | A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

PUBLICATION DATE: 1962
AUTHOR: Madeleine L'Engle
PAGE COUNT: 211 pages

Image result for a wrinkle in timeIt was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in the downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such thing as a tesseract."

Meg's father had been experimenting with this 5th 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?
(Summary via Goodreads)
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This book, which I hear was an instant classic, has easily inched its way into my list of favorites by probably the first 15 pages! You will be pulled in quickly by how relatable Meg feels, even as old as this book is getting. She still is easily someone I relate to deeply, even in the modern day! Her stubbornness and wish to be less different is what makes her such an incredible character. She is realistic. Meg doesn't have insane, crazy goals and like many human beings, doesn't cherish her flaws. Even after she is shown how much they can help her she does not cherish her flaws any more. The book has a magic that is hard to find elsewhere and is something I wish I discovered earlier. As a matter of fact, I have owned the book for quite some time, with no intention of reading it until seeing the trailer for the 2018 film. L'Engle wrote with a unique way to know, not only what people of her time loved, but what children now would cherish and relate too. In many ways this book is unique and something I know I will read again.

Keep reading, my loves!
~Ashlyn Avery

P.S. I hope you all had a very merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/any holiday you celebrate and a happy New Year!

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6 comments:

  1. Nice review! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE MOVIE!
    Victoria :)

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  2. I read this in audio version and loved it. I just saw a preview for the movie. I'm excited for it!

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  3. I also enjoyed this book. Loved your line "easily inched its way into my list.." Thanks for the review.

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  4. I really enjoyed your review, because I could relate to some of the comments you made about the characters -- the strength of this classic. But, I'll have to admit that when I read it years ago, I wasn't impressed. I had to remind myself it was the among the first dystopian and many more have followed, so I couldn't compare. But, I do look forward to the movie.

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  5. Nice review. I loved this book as a child. A re-read it in my children's lit class as an undergraduate. With the movie coming out (and now your glowing review), I want to read it again! Thanks!

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  6. Thanks for the review. It's good to know that people are still finding out what a strong and powerful story this is.

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