A Wind in the Door (Time Quintet, #2) by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wind in the Door (Time Quintet, #2)

A Wind in the Door is a fantastic adventure story involving Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe, the chief characters of A Wrinkle in Time. The seed from which the story grows is a rather ordinary situation of Charles Wallace's having difficulty in adapting to school. He is extremely bright, so much so that he gets punched around a lot for being "different". He is also strangely, seriously ill (mitochondritis - the de...


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TitleA Wind in the Door (Time Quintet, #2)
Author
Release DateMar 1st, 1976
PublisherDell Laurel-Leaf
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Science Fiction, Childrens
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Reviews A Wind in the Door (Time Quintet, #2)

  • Lennox
    1970-01-01
    Madeleine L'Engle is probably one of the reasons why I think magic and faith and science are ultimately compatible.
  • Morgan
    1970-01-01
    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 digress...This book was great. It joins the same cr...
  • Trish
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • stephanie
    1970-01-01
    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 i...
  • Andy
    1970-01-01
    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 m...
  • Ali M.
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    1970-01-01
    "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.
  • kristy duncan
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Andrea Fontana
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Christina
    1970-01-01
    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 it...
  • Andrew Leon
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Spider the Doof Warrior
    1970-01-01
    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 terribl...
  • C.B. Cook
    1970-01-01
    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 coupl...
  • Mel
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    1970-01-01
    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 a...
  • Arielle Walker
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Neil Coulter
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Ivonne Rovira
    1970-01-01
    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, tha...
  • Moonlight Reader
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment)
    1970-01-01
    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!
  • Sarah Augustinsky
    1970-01-01
    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 Walla...
  • Brian
    1970-01-01
    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 debat...
  • Grace
    1970-01-01
    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 th...
  • Steve Altier
    1970-01-01
    This was not my type of story. That doesn't mean others won't like it. I can say I'm done with this series.
  • Amber
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Kat Hooper
    1970-01-01
    Originally posted at Fantasy Literature. Life's too short to read bad books!http://www.fantasyliterature.com/revi...When 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...
  • Christine Smith
    1970-01-01
    I tried really, really hard to like this book but I just...didn'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,...
  • Victoria
    1970-01-01
    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 th...
  • Ab
    1970-01-01
    The second in L'Engle's trilogy of A Wrinkle In Time. Upon re-reading this book I find it pretty amazing that traveling through space and time can put the crew onto another planet in another galaxy; can put them onto a planet that is completely hypothetical and based on nice visual thoughts and compounded into another space; can put them INSIDE of Charles Wallace's mitochondrion, Yadah (yeah, it's named), where the farondolae (little ultra-micros...
  • Bill
    1970-01-01
    A significant book for me growing up, and still a powerful read now that I'm a grown-up. L'Engle does an amazing job, here and in the rest of this series, describing how human actions have significance beyond our comprehension. Even in a world of cosmic forces, celestial beings, and alternate realities, everything that humans do truly matters. Even something as simple as choosing to dislike another person (as Meg does with her brother's principal...