A Wind in the Door
Madeleine L'Engle
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Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM By Madeleine L'Engle

With Meg Murry s help, the dragons her six year old brother saw in the vegetable garden play an important part in his struggle between life and death.
  • Title: A Wind in the Door
  • Author: Madeleine L'Engle
  • ISBN: 9780606139205
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Hardcover

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Lennox Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
Madeleine L'Engle is probably one of the reasons why I think magic and faith and science are ultimately compatible.
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Morgan Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
Now this is what I'm talking about! If 'A Wrinkle in Time' is hot cocoa, then this book was Ghiredelli's Peppermint Hot Cocoa with marshmallows and $100. Seriously.Trusting the advice of those I loved, I decided to perserver and finish 'The Time Quartet'. So it was onto AWITD and it rooked. Wow, that was me spelling rocked. I thought it was entertaining so I left it for your enjoyment. Anyway, I digressThis book was great. It joins the same crew; Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin, and throws in s [...]
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stephanie Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
there are some things, i think, that you read that will always stick with you. for me, one of those things is the scene in this book with progo, and the discussion he has with meg about the importance of naming. how once you are named, you are - no matter what. i read this later, again, in college, and i read it as a history student, and through that lens, it says fascinating things about the relationship of history and memory, and what history is, and how we leave legacies. like many of l'engle [...]
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Trish Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
This is the second book about Meg, Charles Wallace, their family and Calvin, their friend. There is no other obvious connection to the first installment other than that time can be bent and the children go on a sort of adventure through the universe.The universe, this time, is the great idea of everything lying within as without. For example, the galaxy is huge to us, making us tiny, and yet we are a part of it. So, too, are the smallest parts of us (like, for example, mitochondria) still a part [...]
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Ali M. Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
I feel like this book is too often asked to be another Wrinkle in Time, when in fact its sparse cast of characters and relatively uneventful narrative seem like L'Engle's deliberate effort to make it the opposite. Wrinkle is all about recognizing the universal "song" of the cosmos, and stepping into it. A Wind the Door, however, is about recognizing the cosmos already inside the entity of the human being, and how our choices and sense of identity have an immeasurable effect on the song itself. L [...]
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Andy Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
Is it weird that I really loved A Wrinkle in Time and I fiercely disliked its sequel? I don't remember it being this bad when I read it as a kid, but bad it is. There are hints of the delightful whimsy of the first book, particularly in the Mr. Jenkins face-off and the "classroom" meeting with Sporos. But there are many more scenes of purported seriousness which aren't handled well at all. The climactic scenes, which I think were supposed to be moving and exciting, were unbearably ham-fisted and [...]
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BAM The Bibliomaniac Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
"Why do people always mistrust people who are different?" I think I may have enjoyed this more than Wrinkle. More science-based And of course, a dragon can never go wrong with a dragon tale Also it didn't have that strange, abrupt dad ending like Wrinkle.
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Christina Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
Talk about strange This book has a strange resemblance to an episode of the Magic School Bus where they travel inside one of the students Only that was more believable. I think where L'Engle loses me is that she feels like she needs to explain everything - why not just leave it at - Charles is sick and we are going inside of him to fix what's wrong - see, I just said the same thing she did only she took half the book to say it. Sometimes its better just to leave it to our imagination. If you att [...]
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kristy duncan Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
I disliked this book so much it almost made me unlike a wrinkle in time. 1-no segue the first wasnt mentioned at all, not that they had already had an adventure, how she met calvin nothing!!2-monotonous the author really wanted her point to get across and though this book is for children I dont think it was necessary to restate the same concepts 8 and 10 times at least!!3-plot simply weak. where the first book was imaginative and interesting the first one limited and contrived. it seemed like sh [...]
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C.B. Cook Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
Well if there's one thing I can say about Madeline L'Engle's books is that they're not normal. Definitely and completely weird. But still really cool.At some points, I thought it was way too weird but I couldn't put it down!!! PROGO!!!!!!!!! *cries* Whyyyy!!!! And also, Louise the Larger is so cool. Go snakes! (Can't believe I just said that.)AND I CANNOT FIND MY COPY OF THE FIRST BOOK. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME, I'M LOSING MY MIND.(A couple of hours later: Found it. Duh, I put it in my series sect [...]
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Andrea Fontana Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
Yawn. This book gave me anxiety attacks by imprisioning me in the same scene for 30+ chapters. Goes absolutely nowhere. I can't believe it's even related to A Wrinkle in Time. No wonder I'd never read it in school.
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Mel Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
I finished this book with 30 seconds to spare before the end of tbr takedown. 3.5 stars. I really liked this one more than book 1. I think this one was just more exciting and I cared about the characters a bit more. My only issue honestly is that this can't be a children's book. I BARELY understood what I read, so how can a child understand? Still unsure about continuing on the series. But it was better.
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Andrew Leon Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
I never read this one when I was a kid, so I was coming at it completely fresh. And, at first, I thought it was making a difference in my reception of the book, because, at first, I was really enjoying it. The first third of the book was really good. I was impressed and everything.Yes, there will be spoilers.This one is two years after Wrinkle; Charles Wallace is in school and is having difficulties fitting in. He also thinks he's found a dragon in his brothers' garden. The first part of the boo [...]
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Evelina | AvalinahsBooks Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
A wind in the door starts out much darker than the first book in the installment - A wrinkle in time. While this one centers on the idea of good prevailing same as the first book did, I suppose it takes into account that the reader has grown a little since the release of the first book, and therefore comes across much darker than A wrinkle in time did (it's something we have observed with the story of Harry Potter as well).The thing I love best about the books of this series is how they treat ch [...]
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Arielle Walker Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
Re-reading A Wrinkle in Time felt like opening a gift on to find the exact thing you always wanted - but in the wrong colour. Almost perfect but then weirdly, slightly, unsettlingly off. The audiobook was better, as the narrator was fantastic, but there was no shaking the realisation that the story had become rather preachy.Still, it had wonderful, lovable, quirky characters, gorgeously surreal settings, and a pure grey chill at its core that made the stakes feel constantly high.Hoping for more [...]
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Spider the Doof Warrior Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
I like this second best in this series, but the problem is why does Charles Wallace have to adapt to his school rather than the asshole who picked on him having to STOP PICKING ON A TINY 6 YEAR OLD BOY BECAUSE HE'S SMART? What is wrong with society that being smart is bad, but bullying is considered normal and something you just have to deal with.Bull! It shouldn't just be something to deal with. We should let people know that bullying is terrible and they need to stop doing it.Other than that, [...]
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Ivonne Rovira Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
I loved A Wrinkle in Time both when I read it as a third-grader and when I re-read it in my 40s. Somehow I never got around to reading the sequel The Wind in the Door until now. Who knew that I hadn’t missed much?Madeleine L’Engle created Meg Murry long before anyone ever heard of The X-Files’ Dana Scully, of course, but they’re two peas in a pod. Meg traveled all over the cosmos with her whiz-kid little brother Charles Wallace Murry, thanks to magical beings and the fifth dimension, for [...]
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Moonlight Reader Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
L'Engle project - February book.Meg & Calvin confront the opposite of something, which is nothing, with the help of Charles Wallace's imagined dragon, which is actually a cherubim, and the elementary school principal. Like Alice, tumbling down the rabbit hole, space and time, large and small, have little meaning when cosmic evil can act at a cellular level.This book is weird as hell, extraordinarily original, and deeply touching. Read on, bright and dangerous object.
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Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment) Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
I had very low expectations because A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books and I couldn't imagine how the next in the series could possible live up to the first, but this was great! Thought-provoking with so many profound, highlightable lines. I know now that this will be one of my favorite book series!
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Neil Coulter Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
I've loved this series since I was a kid, but this is my first time reading them aloud to my own kids as bedtime stories. It's very interesting revisiting them now, both through my eyes and theirs. One of the things that I most enjoy about L'Engle's fantasy novels is that they come from a time when a movie adaptation was not inevitable. So many of the YA novels I've read from recent years seem to exist solely to be turned into a blockbuster movie series--almost as if the book is begrudgingly bei [...]
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Sarah Augustinsky Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
I was slightly disspointed upon reading A Wind in the Door. I adore and loved A Wrinkle in Time when I read it, and I was expecting something as wonderful and beautiful as that.Although this book is good, and is thoughtful, it lacked more of the relationships that I loved in the first book in the Time Series. I love Calvin and Meg together, and though there were some cute thoughts and things, not very many. There was also hardly any Charles Wallace, which left me a sense of a missing piece after [...]
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Brian Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
I read this in two days. I couldn't stop reading. The read brought me back to such childlike wonder and delight. I remember why I used to live by the philosophy, "Why read a book if it's realistic. If I want realistic I'll stay in this boring world." I found the book a thrill ride and full of excitement and felt childlike awe throughout.I'll be reading it again, and plan to read the other three in the series, as well as her other books. I'm debating where to raise Madeleine L'Engle on my favorit [...]
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Christine Smith Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
I tried really, really hard to like this book but I justdidn't? First of all, even though it takes place just a year after A Wrinkle in Time, it didn't acknowledge the first book at all. In fact, it contradicted it! It was like the same characters but an utterly separate story. That was just bizarre. Secondly, there was no plot The whole thing was just complicated, philosophical bits of dialogue after the next. The first half wasn't so bad, I rather enjoyed it. But literally the ENTIRE second ha [...]
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Vera Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
Childish (but it is a children's novel), and full of plot holes, this book spends half the pages on circular dialogues that mean nothing other than WE DON'T KNOW. Dear Author, Philosophical questions like Is size relative and Is time relative and Can we throw out every law of physics and save the universe, by saving one little kid whose life, for some unexplained reason, will decide the fate of the rest of the universe, those questions should not be in a children's book. Maybe try reading C.S.Le [...]
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Amber Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
I'm so glad I'm rereading this series. So good. Also, when I get my little furry friend in the (hopefully near) future, I will be naming them Proginoskes.
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Grace Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
If the theme of the first book was about the power of love, then this would be learning to love others even if they are vastly different from you, which, in my humble opinion, is an important lesson to learn at any age. The story continues as Meg and co. work together to heal Charles Wallace and restore the balance of the universe. I loved this one just as much as the first, possibly more! This one developed the characters much further, giving them more depth and a bit more backstory as well. I [...]
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Kathryn Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
There’s a lot in Madeleine L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time series that I don’t understand - partly because some of it isn’t real(!) but partly because the bits she has based on real physics are physics, so therefore almost incomprehensible to me from the get-go! Having said that, I still enjoy her books. I enjoy the interactions between Meg and Chales Wallace, and also Meg and Calvin and will be interested to see how their relationships develop as the series continues.I listened to this as a [...]
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KatHooper Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
Originally posted at Fantasy Literature. Life's too short to read bad books!fantasyliterature/reviWhen I was a kid, Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time blew my mind. I’m sure that’s why I remember it as one of my favorite childhood books. Reading it gave me the first inkling of the immenseness of the universe and that the concepts of space and time were much more complicated than I had realized. I think it was also the book that started my life-long love of science fiction. Before that [...]
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Badseedgirl Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
This second book in the Time Quintet is much shorter and much less "sciencey." I was impressed that Ms. L'Engle dealt with bullying. I mean the book was written in 1 973. Bullying has only really become a hot button topic in the last couple years.The answer to bullying, "love your bully, and learn to deal with it." And this is where this book fails to live up to the first book. Instead of a story based on science, this book relies too much on the quasi-religious belief in the interconnectedness [...]
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Victoria Apr 03, 2020 - 08:02 AM
A fantastically powerful novel every bit as great as "A Wrinkle in Time," although in a slightly different way. Meg and Charles Wallace are rejoicing at having their family whole again. Their father is back, although still working for the government, and life just seems better. The only shadow on the family is the bullying that plagues Charles Wallace at school, as the stiff principal of the elementary believes in "toughening" the kids up. But then things begin to turn for the strange again. Cha [...]
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A Wind in the Door By Madeleine L'Engle With Meg Murry s help, the dragons her six year old brother saw in the vegetable garden play an important part in his struggle between life and death.

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