My goal for several years has been to read 50 books in one calendar year – 52 weeks – but I have always fallen off the rails around 25 books. This year, I’m twice as determined. I will be posting short reviews of each book with my thoughts and any recommendations I received for the book as well as a link to purchase the book from Amazon, (though I recommend checking your local library first). If you have questions, leave a comment! If you want to follow my journey, find me on Goodreads.
Madeleine L’Engle greatly influenced my faith through the Time Quintet, beginning with A Wrinkle in Time. With the movie adaptation releasing in 2018, it felt like the right time to revisit this classic (and hopefully the three following as well). This novel defies odds as a YA Science Fiction novel with a female protagonist that touches on both quantum physics and Biblical principles. I love how L’Engle develops the different characteristics of the main characters, specifically Meg and Charles Wallace, and relates science and religion together. This is much more than a fairy tale and much more than a book for young adults. It is moving and counter-cultural, demanding reevaluation of our own society and thought patterns.
I have not seen the movie yet, but have heard mixed reviews. Having such a stellar cast, I’m hoping it does not disappoint, though I’m aware that the book is almost always better than the movie adaptation.
Goodreads rating: 4.04/5
My rating: 5/5 stars
Days read: February 7-9
Recommend: Yes, and everything else she has written!