Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'engle 
Age range: 12 & up
Content: No relationship content, no sexual content, no cursing, mild violence 
Genre: Children's Science Fiction Fantasy
Publisher: Square Fish
Where to get it: Barnes & Noble or Amazon or Target

Summary: One stormy night, there's a strange visitor to the Murry house who persuades Meg, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their friend, Calvin O'Keefe to accompany her on a dangerous adventure that threatens their lives and the fragility of our universe.

Opinions: This book was first published in 1962. I adore these books that were published a while ago, but are still selling today. It shows how strong someone's writing can be.

I'm going to give you a tip to reading this book. First, don't think. I know that sounds weird, but just don't think while you're reading. The more you think about it, the less it makes sense. I find it to be that way with most science fiction fantasy books.

Anyway, I really love this book. I especially like that this is a children's book, so there's no weird teenagery stuff messing with the story. It's about, you know, kids. I don't really know how old the main character, Meg is. Calvin is fourteen, I believe, and Charles Wallace is five.

The story plays with the laws of time and other universes. I would attempt to explain it to you, but I'm not good at explanations. But it was nice to kind of learn about science (even though it's magical and made-up) without a textbook. Especially since I despise textbook science.

I really like the character, Meg in this story. She's easy to relate to. She's not "pretty." She has braces, eyeglasses, and poofy hair. I have two of those three things (brace-face!). Considering how many hours I spend reading books and staring at my computer, I doubt I'm far from needing eyeglasses. Meg also has no friends until she meets Calvin and spends a lot of time with her family. And everyone knows, I'm terrible at making and managing friends. I prefer fictional characters, mostly.

In a nutshell, this is just a nice quick read with funny and relateable characters. I think my favorite part is the adorable appreciation letter on the first few pages. It's so cute. I love it. I don't know if this book is a movie or not. I'm sure it is though.

I'm really relieved that I finished all my posts for this month surprisingly earlier than I expected. I meant to finish this book a couple days ago, but didn't because I went Black Friday shopping. I didn't even buy anything though, I just walked around. Also, I think I'm the only person on this earth that doesn't like going into Bath & Body works. That place gives me a headache from all the smelly smells. Okay, enough rambling. I'll see you next month. Byesies.

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