Monday, February 20, 2012

Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time

Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.”
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle: Meg Murry, a high-school-aged girl, who just doesn’t seem to fit in with most people, is transported on an adventure through time and space with her younger brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O'Keefe to rescue her father from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet. A Wrinkle in Time contains a powerful message about the power of love and the need to fight the darkness of ignorance and conformity as well as recognizing your own personal talents and abilities.
Discussion Questions:
1.       Meg, though certainly not an everywoman figure, has characteristics many people can relate to. Using specific textual evidence, create a description of Meg. Is she a character that you can relate to?
2.      How does Meg’s character effect the decisions she makes and the actions she takes in the first six chapters?
3.      Meg experiences various types of love throughout her adventure. How does her understanding of love develop over the course of the novel?
4.      If you had the opportunity to time travel, would you? If you could chose the time, what time period would you travel to? The past? The future?
(Adapted from 100 Books for Girls to Grow Old On and and photo from Wikipedia)

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