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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
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Aug 27, 2011

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Ooh, wow, I had SO loved hearing this classic read to me (in 1974) by my 6th-grade teacher, who even acted out all the parts, but it just didn't hold up on a recent rereading--in fact, it seemed to have... wrinkled a little in time : ) The kids in the story talk like grown-ups, using expressions like "whistling in the dark" that no teen, then or now, would ever use. L'Engle has, however, created a very Orwellian world, which is still chilling. The end wraps up more quickly than I remember, and seems too abrupt. Maybe I've grown too picky, but it didn't satisfy like it once did. The religious/God references by the father and others also grated. I couldn't see any need for them, except to remind the reader that this book is about white Christians. Bummer. I'd been such a big fan of all her books as a kid, esp. The Wind in the Door. Think I'll keep the happy memory of that one intact.

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