"A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle

 

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Title: A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Start Date: 8/30/17
End Date: 9/2/17
# of Pages: 211
Edition: Yearling paperback (1997)
ISBN: 9780440498056
Purchase: Amazon

Quick Take: whimsical

Why I Chose It: I saw a trailer drop for a new (the first?) film adaptation of AWIT which I read for the first time in April 1999. I figured it was worth a revisit, and promptly stole my childhood copy from my parents' house last time I was in Louisville.

Quotes: (1) "Many of us ask these questions as we're growing up, but we tend to let them go because there's so much else to do." (2) "'Oh, thank you, dearie, but there's so much to do I just can't waste time sitting around frizzling.' 'It's much too wild a night to travel in.' 'Wild nights are my glory,'" (3) "'Le coeur a set raisons question la raison ne connate point. French. Pascal. The heart has its reasons, whereof reason knows nothing.'" (4) "'Do you think things always happen explanation?' 'Yes. I believe that they do. But I think that with our human limitations we are not always able to understand the explanations. But you see, Meg, just because we don't understand doesn't mean the explanation doesn't exist.'" (5) "'We look not at the things which are what you would call seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal. But the things which are not seen are eternal.'" (6) "'You mean you're comparing our lives to a sonnet? A strict form, but freedom whiten it?' 'Yes.' Mrs. Whatsit said. 'You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you.'"

Other Notes: AWIT holds up as a light read for an adult (and my 9 year old self seems to have approved of it for 9 year olds).

 
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