A Wrinkle in Time

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I read the book. It was only 100 something pages. Very quick. I liked it. I’m sad I didn’t read it as a kid because some people I talked to did and really enjoyed it. I probably would’ve enjoyed it more if I was a kid. Cynical adult view and all that nonsense. But I wanted to finish it before the movie. As a rule, that’s how I work. Annoyingly, as an adult, I noticed the book had some religious comments that I wasn’t prepared for – i.e. those who believe in God will prevail and no harm will come to you. That wouldn’t fly these days. Talking about God is not a normal thing in kids books and you’re immediately called out for it if you do. Even heavy handed morals aren’t really accepted these days. However, it was a good story and a quick read. In the vein of Lion Witch  & the Wardrobe (which also religious undertones because – C.S. Lewis..) I wonder if L’Engle is the same as Lewis in that you should go in prepared for religious comments. I don’t know anything about her. I should look.

Side note. It has a corresponding graphic novel. It won the Newbery Award in 1963.

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One response to “A Wrinkle in Time

  1. I definitely agree that one should go into reading Lewis prepared for religious comments and allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a bit more subtle (which is saying something), a comparison I’m basing off of your description of this book but it sounds like it might be worth picking up just to see what all the fuss is about. Great review!

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