A Wrinkle In Time

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle was ahead of its time with its story of wormholes and angels. Struggling writers should take note that it was rejected 26 times because its ideas were so ground-breaking back in 1960. Not unlike the current Dr Who, L’Engle combined engaging characters with a sci-fi plot that invoked the whole universe – I especially love the ending where a giant disembodied alien brain is defeated by love. Here’s what she said about children’s books:

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children – Madeleine L’Engle




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One Response to “A Wrinkle In Time”

  1. Claire Says:

    ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ was one of my matric set works. It was certainly decades ahead of its time. Rather progressive reading for boarding school convent girls!

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