by Madeleine L'Engle
WINNER of the Newbury Medal, 1963
1st Book in the Time Quartet
(Book #3 for 2007; January book for Our Coffee Rings)
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
With all the reading challenges keeping me busy, I probably wouldn't have bothered reading this if it weren't for the group, but I remembered I had a copy lurking around, and I wanted something easy to read since I'm slightly under the weather. I must have read this as a child since the copy I have is one of my children’s books I rescued from my parents' house, but none of it was familiar. Is that just proof of my terrible memory, or even then was I not a fan? The religious elements reminded me of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia series, which I have a nostalgic fondness for. (I remember reading them as a child!). I can see why it’s still a popular children’s book, but to my jaded adult self, it was rather hokey. Bah humbug!
My Rating: 2/5
Also reviewed at:
The Well-Read Child
Things Mean a Lot