“For Madeleine L’Engle, every good story and every good life is a search for answers through fiction, fact, and spirit. The poet, the physicist, and the prophet are all searching to understand the dimensions we can’t see, whether gravity, time, or love. ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ is a great journey through dimensions – a journey of exploration and discovery, curiosity and awe.”
That is how Lisa Sonne describes A Wrinkle in Time. To say that I couldn’t have said it better myself would probably be the understatement of the century (not really, but you know what I mean).
A Wrinkle in Time is… exceptional. I could probably attempt to deconstruct its exceptionality, but I believe there’s no point. You see, this book is about… well, everything. All the elements that are part of it seem to have been weighted to co-exist in a harmony that becomes almost palpable to the reader.
These characters and their peculiar traits seem to be made of hopefulness. They seem to be the equivalent of whatever force takes over us when we decide upon taking a leap of faith even when scared to death. They all have their doubts, their mood swings, their personalities, their ways… they all have their differences, but they are brought together by their need of seeking.
“Stardust is just one way that Madeleine L’Engle mixes fact and fantasy to inspire you to want to know more about science. With knowledge come more questions. With imagination comes more curiosity. With searching comes more truth. That blend is a specialty of L’Engle’s.”
A Wrinkle in Time is a treasure. I honestly didn’t expect it to be this emotional. It’s clever, honest, humorous, heartbreaking, hopeful… It will surprise you; it will make you think, wonder, question… and it will entertain you, no matter how old you are.
“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.”
I recommend it to the universe. For sure.
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