Instead of her school work, she found that she would much rather be writing stories, poems and journals for herself, which was reflected in her grades not the best.
Aug 03, Paige rated it it was ok First, understand that I am editing this review after several outraged responses. I knew that "Wrinkle" was considered to be a classic, but I was unaware that it was considered a Beloved Classic Beyond Criticism.
I read this in grade school and just REread it aloud, to my daughter. Now I realize why I forgot so much of it.
But since some of you found an First, understand that I am editing this review after several outraged responses.
But more than that issue, the book is an odd combination of intelligent hard science, interesting quantum science that is brushed over, and quotes from the bible. At least there are a few respectful mentions of other spiritual leaders from other cultures, and moral messages from classic literature and philosophers.
I understand this combination garnered criticism from both religious fundamentalists as well as atheists and secular society. She has also earned my criticism for raising this issue and then failing to really grapple with it.
One is always dropped abruptly for the other. Or at least, it seems so to me. I found the characters rather flat, the genius child, the misfit girl, the beautiful, genius, scientist mother who nonetheless stays home and cooks stew in bunsen burners while her husband has adventures.
The story itself is made up of vague scenarios of conflict of the psyche and spirit, with the entire Universe at stake. There are 3 beings who used to be stars before they died in the fight with the "Darkness" and became something beyond our comprehension.
They can appear in any form to us, so that we have some way of processing their existence. Anyway, the "Darkness" takes over a planet which turns into a kind of sci-fi beehive, with brainwashed automatons. I found the planet to be delightfully creepy and would have liked to know more about it, even if it seems suspiciously like a thinly veiled anti-communist warning message.
The main character defeats this brain by gushing love. As I mentioned, I love her courage in at least attempting a controversial issue like mixing science and spirituality.
I love that this book has the heart to recognize love as the greatest power, and that it has the wisdom to recognize fear as one of the biggest weapons. I love that individuality prevails, and the romantic in me approves of the loving, whole family.
I love that she has enough respect for children that she included difficult vocabulary and a few difficult concepts.
Many children are far more capable of handling complex ideas than we give them credit for, especially if we expose them to these things early on.
Perhaps children should be idealistic, or even naive, in the way that this book is. But then I wonder if that is another way of underestimating them.
The Jungle Book explores social constructs and morals, more deeply and naturally, for me. A Sound Of Thunder blew my mind, in grade school, with its "butterfly effect" theory of the power and responsibility of each individual.
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Reproducible pages in chapter-by-chapter format provide you with the right questions to ask. This week, an adaptation of one of the most banned children’s books of all time, Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, will hit movie theaters nationwide.
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A Wrinkle in Time has , ratings and 29, reviews. Paige said: First, understand that I am editing this review after several outraged responses. I. L'Engle's children were the first audience for her best known work, A Wrinkle in Time (). She read them the story while she worked on it.
She read them the story while she worked on grupobittia.com: Nov 29, Back in , Madeleine L’Engle gifted children everywhere with her sci-fi fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time. The book became a classic and continues to be enjoyed by young readers with over 10 million copies sold.
On March 9, Disney is releasing a movie, based on the book, starring big names.