Traveling in Time.... with Wrinkles
Oh, hi! I didn’t see you there *waves*. Today, we’re going talk about one of my favorite books of all time – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle This post contains SPOILERS! So, if you haven’t seen the movie or have read the book yet, I recommend that you don’t read this. But, if you LOVE to know things ahead of time (just like me), you can read this!
“It 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 a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.”
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?” – Goodreads.
Well, it’s a great book. You just feel comforted by the words, and I really like the old-fashioned way the characters speak. I also enjoy how Mrs. Who talks – with quotes. Her explanation is that she is “way too old” and that’s why Mrs. Whatsit is there. Since she’s young, she can easily talk like humans.
But apart from that, I really, really like Meg’s relationship with her brother, Charles Wallace. He is more like a big brother than a little brother – and takes care of Meg. He makes her sandwiches, for example. Hmm, I wonder that if Charles would still be alive (there’s a possibility), could he make me a Pink Smoothie, and also a cheese, tomato, turkey, and lettuce sandwich? I would really like that, thanks!
I really liked Meg’s character development throughout the whole story. To me, she grew up, and matured a lot. At first, she was a scaredy-cat and was curious about her father’s disappearance. But then, she grew up. She finally understood what love really was, and when she found her father, she felt immensely happy, and they hugged and hugged.
And as any other person, I didn’t like the villain. Well, instead of being a person, the villain, is a brain. A damaged, disembodied, oversized brain, who, according to Meg was a terrifying sight. And it had a name, it was called IT. I didn’t like this character because it controlled the aspect of everyone’s lives in Camazotz, made them do things without them even noticing what they were doing. He also made Meg’s father stay in Camazotz for a year, imprisoning him in a dark cell without him noticing it. Overall, IT is horrible. I mean, how could a brain change people’s lives? Control them? Make them do things that they didn’t like?
Overall, I’m rating this book a 9/10. I enjoyed it, and I don’t understand why people say it’s a bit old-fashioned, and when you’re adult you find it boring. I found A Wrinkle in Time quite entertaining, and I enjoy Madeleine L’Engle and her way of writing. Now I understand why so many kids my age enjoy A Wrinkle in Time – it’s just marvelous, you feel transported to another world, where imagination and the impossible happen.
“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.”
“We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”
“Like and equal are not the same thing at all.”
“Experiment is the mother of knowledge.”
“To love is to be vulnerable; and it is only in vulnerability and risk—not safety and security—that we overcome darkness.”
I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did! So, don’t be like IT, and want to ruin the fun! Join and follow me through this amazing journey!
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