A Wind in the Door (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet #2)
It is November. When Meg comes home from school, Charles Wallace tells her he saw dragons in the twin’s vegetable garden. That night Meg, Calvin and C.W. go to the vegetable garden to meet the Teacher (Blajeny) who explains that what they are seeing isn’t a dragon at all, but a cherubim named Proginoskes. It turns out that C.W. is ill and that Blajeny and Proginoskes are t...more
Trusting the advice of those I loved, I decided to perserver and finish 'The Time Quartet'. So it was onto AWITD and it rooked. Wow, that was me spelling rocked. I thought it was entertaining so I left it for your enjoyment. Anyway, I digress...
This book was great. It joins the same crew; Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin, and throws i...more
i read this later, again, in college, and i read it as a history student, and through that lens, it says fascinating things about the relationship of history and memory, and what history is, and how we leave legacies. like many of l'engle...more
Although this book is good, and is thoughtful, it lacked more of the relationships that I loved in the first book in the Time Series. I love Calvin and Meg together, and though there were some cute thoughts and things, not very many. There was also hardly any Charles Wallace, which left me a sense of a missing piece after...more
the first wasnt mentioned at all, not that they had already had an adventure, how she met calvin nothing!!
the author really wanted her point to get across and though this book is for children I dont think it was necessary to restate the same concepts 8 and 10 times at least!!
simply weak. where the first book was imaginative and interesting the first one limited and contrived. it seemed like sh...more
Wrinkle is all about recognizing the universal "song" of the cosmos, and stepping into it. A Wind the Door, however, is about recognizing the cosmos already inside the entity of the human being, and how our choices and sense of identity have an immeasurable effect on the song itself.
Again, L'Engle is a fine, creative writer. But there are a lot of the same problems in the first book. Charles Williams simply is unrealistic, and again, he is the focal point of this novel, the macGuffin. He's a six y...more
The book is very repetitious, going over and over and over concepts that are described in detail the first time. The heroine, Meg complains and whines a bit too much. It feels like the book lags in places just to lengthen the story. What could be said in a page or two is said in a whole ch...more
The idea of naming, of being named in order to know oneself - I found it profound in its implications and then the opposite force of evil to unname...more
Meg and Charles Wallace are rejoicing at having their family whole again. Their father is back, although still working for the government, and life just seems better. The only shadow on the family is the bullying that plagues Charles Wallace at school, as the stiff principal of the elementary believes in "toughening" the kids up.
But then things begin to turn for the strange again. Cha...more
This story deals with the Ecthroi, a group of beings who only exist to cause things to be Xed (X-ing is causing something to be void, to cease to exist.) The reality of these awful beings is brought home to the main character, Meg, when her younger brother, Charles Wallace, is taken ill. His condition is caused by Ecthroi that have disrupted the...more
I very much did not enjoy it because: I did not like the characters- there was a lot of action, with little agency by the protagonists, and they were whiny, and I had so little sympathy for any of them. Farandolae, BAH. Angel/Dragon thing, MEH.
I did not like the sci fi aspects- and maybe if I had read it in the time it was written, it would have been less appalling (this must have been cutting edge speculative fiction a...more
a wind in the door takes us inside one of the main characters: literally. to rescue her younger brother, meg goes inside her brother's blood cells with her boyfriend, calvin, and her frumpy, strict principal mr. jenkins to rescue charles wallace and keep him alive. l'engle took us outside into the galaxies for book one, and now in book two she takes us to the inner...more
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How many? Great heavens, earthling. I haven't the faintest idea.'
But you said your last assignment was to memorize the names of all of them.'
I did. All the stars in all the galaxies. And that's a great many.'
But how many?'
What difference does it make? I know their names. I don't know how many there are. It's their names that matter.”