vijayjohn wrote:One time in 7th grade, we had to pick a book to read in groups from a small selection of books, and A Wrinkle in Time was one of them. I didn't read it, and those who did didn't recommend it, either.
I rather liked it on the whole, though admittedly, it takes a lot for me to dislike any book. The book forwards an idea that the luminaries of the world - scientists, artists, religious figures - are all warriors of the Light, and the Light just happens to be Christian. Yeah, I don't really agree with that, but the book also encourages diversity and embracing our flaws. That at least is a useful message for middleschoolers.
On a stylistic level, the story was compact in some ways and muddled in others. For example, midway through, it has a pun on finding the "happy medium" (a literal joyful psychic), which makes you think the book will be in the vein of Lewis Carroll, but not much else really backs up that impression, so the episode feels out of place. On the other hand, the book lasts not a moment longer than necessary once the story is finished. No drawn-out sagas, just a mission to save one person, and a quick double-back for a fallen comrade.
N'hésite pas à corriger mes erreurs.