An Acceptable Time
Why has a time gate opened and dropped Polly into a world that existed 3,000 years ago? Will she be able to get back to the present before the time gate closes—and leaves her to face a group of peo...more
Wrinkle is one of the best childrens/young adult books ever written, so I'd try that regardless.(less)
Reading the following books in a series when the first book is your favourite book of all time is a scary process. Every new book has a chance to ruin the first one for you. When I started reading this one, I thought that was it. Luckily, this book seems to be made of two parts: the first is boring, preachy, made of 90% useless dialogue and feels like the author was ju ...more
An Acceptable Time is about Polly’s adventure into the prehistory of the druids. She gets mesmerized by a guy who is like no other while out on a study break. She, of course, crossed the time gate into the past.
Polly and her best friend Zachary are on this silly adventure. Now throughout this story, I was bored. Like really really bored. Everything was predictable and unoriginal. Again, I was really bored. I think this might my least favor ...more
I feel the biggest reason the other books are not as good as Wrinkle is tha ...more
The difference is that this book is boring. Yes, it continues the story of the Murry clan, and yes, it involves druids and blood sacrifice and time travel, (in a way quite parallel to A Swiftly Tilting Planet) and yes, it does eventually get around to a nice s ...more
MAYBE I would have liked this a lot more if it hadn't been super-primitive societies performing ritual sacrifice and we're supposed to go back and civilize the bastards. ...more
In some ways, reading these books again has been somewhat of a disappointment. I can see through them a little better than I could as a teen. I recognize I like the ones with a touch of romance better th ...more
That went so much better than I expected it to. Still not sure whether it should be three or four stars... probably three stars... but we'll give it 3.5 in my post-Many Waters relief. Towards the end I caught the same strains that pulsed through A Wrinkle in Time, and, to a lesser degree, A Wind in the Door, that got lost in the other books - the same song that echoes in a Greater Story. But...
ZACHARY IS (view spoiler)[ ABSOLUTELY AWFUL. BEYOND AWFUL. UGH. But if it wasn't for h ...more
An Acceptable Time is the final book in the Wrinkle in Time series. This was my second favorite book of the series just behind A Swiftly Tilting Planet. There were vivid images of perfect fall days filled with family and comfort food. The plot tackled themes of time travel, honor, love, war, and religion. At times the story was slow moving, but was still a great escape filled with thought provoking scenes.
I mean, don't get me wrong, it's still coloured with L'Engle's weird brand of things. Particularly her weird approach to romantic and sexual relationships. But, things were better this time around. Primarily because Polly was aware of how awful Zachary was, and straight up just stopped interacting with him. I also feel like it didn't suffer from the weird colonial tones of A Swiftly Tilting P ...more
If I had to rate this series of all books as a unit I would rate it higher than I rated the individual books because I loved the wa ...more
It’s a cute story but it doesn’t really seem to go anywher ...more
One other thing that really bugged me, not just in this book, but the entire series, is that the recurring characters seemingly have no recollections of the events in previous books. For example, in this b ...more
This book is more overtly Ch ...more
My second favorite book in the series! I loved the ammount of time spent around the Murry's dining room table and the way all the years that had gone by brought perspective and the quietness of old age to this story. Polly found a simple peace there, away from the cacophony of her large family and so did I as I read along.
Meeting Zachary again (I've read about him in AROEL and TAOTS) in this book was fun. He always brings a moodiness and an opportunity to learn some deep trut ...more
I feel like this book just dragged on and on, to the point where I was really thinking about dnf-ing it.
The characters were just mediocre. Zachary was super annoying of a character, though. He made me want to end the book even more.
I guess the plot is okay... but Polly is just talking and doing nothing for way too many pages of the book. No, I DON'T need to hear her uninteresting conversations.
Nope nope nope. (But I still like it. Don't get me wrong.)
An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L'Engle, also known as, If You Thought It'd Be Less Racist in Book Five, You Were Desperately Mistaken, but Don't Worry, That Takes a Backseat to RAMPANT ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS This Time! Also, Did All My Old Mains Forget Their Own Canon or Is It Just the Same Old Hypocrisy I've Written Into My Past Three Books? (Do you really want to read to find out?)
Alright, let's take a step back here after this absolute mess of a series. I said that I always enjoyed the fifth ...more
In this book, Polly, the daughter of Meg (who had been the heroine of most of the other Time Quintet novels) has come to live with her grandparents. There she stumbles into a tesseract that links the property with the same place 3000 years in the past. (Charles Wallace visited that time with the Unicorn in A Swiftly Tilting Planet.)
There were things about this story that I liked, and things I ...more
Oh, well. At least I never have to hear from Zachary again.
But, my darling Murry/O'Keefe family, you who got me through the end of my senior year of high school: Thank you. My heart is already heavy with the lack of your stories, but I will certainly be back. Sorry it took me so long to get around ...more
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