Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Wind in the Door

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

First line: "There are dragons in the twins' vegetable garden."

Why you should read this book: Meg Murphy and her interesting brother Charles Wallace, are back in Part 2 of the Time Quartet, and this time it is Charles Wallace's life that is in mortal, and cosmic, danger. While her parents explore the theoretical aspect of mitochondria, Meg, her friend Calvin, and a cherubim called Proginoskes must battle the forces of war and emptiness within the galaxy of cells that is Charles Wallace's body. In a story that illustrates the interconnectedness of all things, L'Engle proves the power of love and the strength of life.

Why you shouldn't read this book: If someone invited you to visit another galaxy, you wouldn't want to go.

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