A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Sum it up in a sentence (or two): Meg and her brother Charles Wallace travel through time and space to rescue their father from a place beyond "The Darkness." They enlist the help of a new friend, Calvin, and three witches who used to be stars.
First thoughts: I honestly read this book only at Jesus's insistence. My first thoughts were that it's confusing - while written for younger readers, I had zero idea of what was happening or how to visualize the actions. I kept forgetting how the characters got to the different settings.
Second thoughts: Once the climax rolls around, things started picking up pace and making more sense. I would have liked to see that part expanded and the introductory parts slimmed down.
Favorite quote: "For a moment her brain reeled with confusion. Then came a moment of blazing truth. 'No!' she cried triumphantly. 'Like and equal are not the same thing at all!' -Meg, p177
That Ending: Is abrupt. The entire story is a lot of traveling and wondering what's going on, then just like that [spoiler] - Meg sends out some love and Charles Wallace is back to normal and everyone is back to Earth. The End.
Final thoughts: I wish I would have read this in middle school. I might have enjoyed it far more then.
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