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Preview — A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
A Wind in the Door (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
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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
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.
At some points, I thought it was way too weird... but I couldn't put it down!!! PROGO!!!!!!!!! *cries* Whyyyy!!!! And also, Louise the Larger is so cool. Go snakes! (Can't believe I just said that.)
AND I CANNOT FIND MY COPY OF THE FIRST BOOK. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME, I'M LOSING MY MIND.
(A couple of hours later: Found it. Duh, I put it in my se ...more
Bull! It shouldn't just be something to deal with. We should let people know that bullying is terrible and they need to stop doing it.
Other than that, ...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
Meg & Calvin confront the opposite of something, which is nothing, with the help of Charles Wallace's imagined dragon, which is actually a cherubim, and the elementary school principal. Like Alice, tumbling down the rabbit hole, space and time, large and small, have little meaning when cosmic evil can act at a cellular level.
This book is weird as hell, extraordinarily original, and deeply touching.
Read on, bright and dangerous object.
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
Yes, there will be spoilers.
This one is two years after Wrinkle; Charles Wallace is in school and is having difficulties fitting in. He also thinks he's found a dragon in his brothers' garden. The first part of the boo ...more
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
I'll be reading it again, and plan to read the other three in the series, as well as her other books. I'm debating where to raise Madeleine L'Engle on my favorit ...more
My thoughts while rereading (SPOILERS!!):
Awww...kything! I remember you. ...more
When I was a kid, Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time blew my mind. I’m sure that’s why I remember it as one of my favorite childhood books. Reading it gave me the first inkling of the immenseness of the universe and that the concepts of space and time were much more complicated than I had realized. I think it was also the book that started my life-long love of science fiction. B ...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
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
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
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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.”