ì A Wrinkle in Time õ Download by ✓ Madeleine L'Engle
ì A Wrinkle in Time õ Download by ✓ Madeleine L'Engle Later note Had discussion with author about this book and why it means so much to so many people specifically women Also read excellent NYTimes piece about the fiftieth anniversary Some books are powerful for their readers because of their context in this case, the utter lack in popular kid s literature of 1962 of characters like Meg real girls, who cared about atypical subjects like math, who were unashamed to be other than pink wearing cheerleaders To find a powerful role model in a novel must be a wonderful thing, especially for bookish girls And maybe it makes sense that as a boy in the seventies, I missed that entirely Still, rereading as an adult, I found it unbearably heavy handed Hence the two star rating It was okay One of those overrated books the response to which defies explanation Clunky, heavy handed, an The story takes about 100 pages of tedious, banal dialogue, to get to the point where you are told that this is a battle against Evil, and all you need is love But everything is so oversimplified, so sketchy everything is reduced to big words, like IT, and evil This IT, also called the Dark Thing, is striving to create a communist type society where everyone conforms, down to the little children who bounce their balls in uniform rhythms and who live in cutter box houses I liked Meg in the beginning, she was a believable character, filled with her own problems, and I really wanted for things to work out for her But when she went on her journey, and especially since she got to that dreadful communist planet, she got hysterical She did not say anything for half of the book she yelled, gasped, screamed, cried, etc She got ticked off at everyone for everything.
Then there might have been It Was A Dark And Stormy NightOut Of This Wild Night, A Strange Visitor Comes To The Murry House And Beckons Meg, Her Brother Charles Wallace, And Their Friend Calvin O Keefe On A Most Dangerous And Extraordinary Adventure One That Will Threaten Their Lives And Our UniverseWinner Of The Newbery Medal, A Wrinkle in Time Is The First Book In Madeleine L Engle S Classic Time Quintet 3.
5 What a fun weird little story Am I the first living 64 year old who had never read this book until now March, 2017 that is Random Thoughts I was surprised to discover this story was about a little GIRL not a WIZARD.
I was surprised that Meg, 13 years old, had three other siblings two twin brothers, Sandy and Dennys, and a younger brother, Charles Wallace Murray, who is a child prodigy.
with parents who were scientist THERE IS A REAL FAMILY WITH REAL PEOPLE in this book NOT SURE WHY THIS SURPRISED ME.
I m thinking HOT DAMN, I might like this story and my daughters might have but as far as I know they missed reading this one too Heck, the first page was great the first sentence was classic great It was a dark and stormy night What child doesn t perk up to hear a story with those first words So.
I continue reading remembering that not long ago ELLIE praised this book SO HIGHLY.
5 5 Anybody else read it with this cover I did 1986, I was in 6th grade, and it was assigned to us by our teacher This book changed my world Or at least, my reading world Welcome to sci fi, kid I have no idea how many times I ve read this story, but as a child, I read it so much that this awesome cover eventually fell off So many great memories of these characters, and easily my favorite childhood novel.
After doing a re read of it this year, I have to say it holds up pretty well for a book that was written in 1962 One of the things that helps it age so decently is that L Engle didn t have much in it that could age it No brand names, no popular trends, no references to any politics of the day The only stuff that really let you know Thirteen year old Meg Murry s house is visited, on a dark and stormy night by a mysterious stranger named Mrs Whatsit who says, Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract Tesseract refers to confidential scientific work Meg s father conducted for the government before he went missing several years prior On the following day, Meg accompanies her little brother to Mrs Whatsit s house and finds herself unexpectedly swept away on an intergalactic adventure with hope of being reunited with her father Reaching for A Wrinkle in Time lends itself to high expectations L Engle s book won the Newbery Medal in 1963, has been adapted to film than once, and is heralded by many young and old alike as a longstanding favorite But, as a first time reader diving in with expectations fanned by the flames of so much praise, disappointment, it seems, was inev
the book that first inspired me to tentatively pick up my pencil and my marbled black and white composition notebook remember those and write in 4th grade the influence l engle herself and her work have had on my life cannot be understated i met her many many years later, during college, when she was well into her 80s, but she was exactly as i pictured her spirited, engaging, challenging when i very nervously and shyly told her that she gave me my first inspiration to write, she looked me in the eyes and, with a genuineness in her tone i can t describe, thanked me i gave her my book to be autographed she signed in it an handed it back to me as i walked away, i read her inscription, which said, with love and a flourish, ananda i admit it i had to look it up to find out what it meant and when i did, my respect for her grew even deeper i won t get into So 41 of my goodreads friends have read A Wrinkle in Time, but I never picked up the book until these past few weeks I m not sure how this novel and I slipped past each other in my youth I m guessing that since the main character was a girl I wasn t that interested in middle school and when I grew older the science fiction elements didn t appear strong enough to snag my interest Oh well Last weekend I bought A Wrinkle in Time at a Borders near the Seattle airport I wanted the novel to get me through the grueling twelve hour journey whoo, flight delays and pre dawn connecting flights home, and I thank Ms L Engle for the perfect story for early hour near hallucinatory reading in the middle of the Minneapolis International promenade.
What makes this book so good First off, A Wrinkle in Time works under the assumption that kids are smar