It’s Plotboilers’ tenth episode! In honor of my longstanding “don’t see the movie before you’ve read the book” tradition, I’m taking a look at A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle. It’s a short book, but there’s a lot to talk about so I’m going to cover characters, body image, and how the story depicts religion. Most importantly, I’m here to prove it’s never too late to finish your fourth-grade reading list.
I think I read that book, but it was back in elementary school. I honestly remember nothing aside from the very beginning, which makes me wonder if perhaps that was all that I read. I had much more of a habit of ditching books after the first few pages back then.
Yep, I think a lot of people read it in grade school. Sometimes though, I kind of enjoy getting to experience them as an adult because I can appreciate them for the first time with better understanding. I did the same thing with To Kill a Mocking Bird. I’m not sure what age it’s typically assigned (probably high school?) but I didn’t read it until I was in my mid twenties.