A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

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Time travel is such an interesting concept. What do you mean time is not linear? Is there a way to come back from time travel 5 minutes before you left? If you did, wouldn’t you see yourself coming back?

This was a quick read that brought as many questions as it did answers. There are Christian and science ideas in here that will give the reader a lot to think about. Basically, IT controls your thoughts and once you’re taken by IT in Camazotz, it’s like you don’t have free will anymore. It reminds me a little bit of The Giver, where society is perfect, everyone is the same, and nothing ever goes wrong. It it did, it would be fixed right away. But it is not the world that we want to live in.

It reminds me of this other book that I’m reading now called Pachinko. In it, the pastor Isak Baek once explained that a God who does everything we thought was good, would not be a God. He would be a puppet. There are things that we will never understand and that will never make sense to us and that’s okay.

The other thing that I thought was interesting is when Meg realizes that adults are not perfect. Meg’s dad is fallible just like everyone else, but that does not mean he doesn’t love his kids. Meg has to save her brother Charles by herself. There is no other way, and no one else can do it. Despite being scared, sometimes you just have to go straight ahead and do the thing that scares you. In my case it could be going on a roller coaster, facing a group of kids who don’t like you, needle pricks, and a lot more. I’m not a brave person but sometimes it’s not about being brave. You have no choice but to do it. I am super grateful that I got to read this book after so long.

 

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