Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time (Time, Book 1) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Book 8 of 10 for the Book Awards Reading Challenge

Awards: NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts; Newbery Medal; SLJ Best Book


rating: 3 of 5 stars

My daughter read this one for Battle of the Books and I decided to read along with her since I'd never read this one before. My 8-year old loved it, and for me it was OK. I mean, I get why this book is loved, but I also get why I don't love it.

A Wrinkle in Time fantastic fantasy, but there isn't enough character development for me. I wanted to develop more of a relationship with Meg, her brother Charles Wallace and their friend Clint as they traveled through time and space, fought the IT, and found their dad. But, I just didn't.

I also get that fantasy is essentially about good versus evil. But, I wasn't totally comfortable with how religion was integrated into the story.

Maybe I should have read it when I was younger?

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7 comments:

Charley said...

I didn't quite love this book as much as I thought I would, but I did like Aunt Beast.

Tricia said...

My daughter loved Aunt Beast too! I think she was definitely the most likeable character.

bermudaonion said...

Fantasy is not my favorite genre, but my son loved this book.

Ladytink_534 said...

I read it when I was younger but I barely remember it now. I recently read two other of her books A Ring of Endless Light and Troubling a Star and I was surprised by how much I adored them

Sarah McBride said...

I remember I had to read this in 6th grade for my reading class. I hated it.
But I picked it up a few years ago and reread it. It was better the second time around. But I agree with your 3 out of 5.
you should try the follow up books. They arent bad either.

TheChicGeek said...

I really enjoyed this book. My daughter loved it when she was young :)

tinylittlelibrarian said...

I still have to get to this one for the Awards challenge. I've put off reading it for years because I'm a bad children's librarian, but I figured I should finally get around to it. :) I'd heard about the religion aspect and that's one of the reasons I've never been keen to jump in, but I'll give it a go.