Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Review: *A WRINKLE IN TIME* by Madeleine L'Engle

Title: A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1)
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Genre: Middle Grade Science Fiction/Fantasy
First published: November 30, 1961
Format: Paperback, 245 pages
Source: Bought (Target, US)
Other Details: featured in The Time Will Come meme. Click here for that post. 
My Rating: 4.5 stars

My thoughts:

This is what we, as book-lovers, thirst for. 
That magical, wondrous moment where faith conquers fear and peril reaps a happy ending.
The words we soak up from the page and into our minds and more importantly our hearts - those are what transform a story into something magical, something even great minds struggle to fathom, something better... something heavenly. 

The stories that strike me most; the novels that make me feel warm and fuzzy inside; the books that make my heart swell - they have always been children's literature. There is something about children's books and something about children that is so amazing to me - like they make a story that much better. It's hard to verbalise.
Children add a special dimension of life that humans are born with - something that appears so strange & peculiar to us adults now because it is an inevitable loss to us as we grow older. 
Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin have this strength of character that stems from that special dimension of life. The beauty of their unyielding determination, their pure innocence and impressionability... that's what makes them (and this story) so amazing.

Love prevails.
It's the underlying foundation of all the best literature in the history of the world. 
This book has it.
It wasn't clear to me at all until the last several pages of the novel, but it was certainly a heart-pounding realisation when love saved the day.
I'm a sucker for it; as would be any human being with a beating heart & breath in their body.

LOVE trumps hate. Love trumps anger. Love trumps all. 
It's a saving grace which we should all be thankful for everyday. 
Sometimes we can forget that pretty easily. 
A Wrinkle in Time helped me remember. 
The power of love.

Hope this wasn't too corny a review. 

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Not corny at all! It actually put a smile on my dial ;)