I say these words with the anticipation of backlash from people who love this classic- but I really didn't enjoy this book (to put it nicely).

What I did like about this book (and what kept me going) were a few things. I liked that Meg, our protagonist, is a girl who likes math and science. I also liked the very rich language from Madeleine L'Engle, she definitely had a knack for it and she wasn't afraid to put big, lush words in a children's book.

Now what I didn't care for were the heavy-handed, super-obvious nods towards Christianity, etc. I didn't mind so much the whole "battle of good vs evil" (let's be real that's how just about every book works) but I think this was just too much. And Meg was annoying! If she wasn't complaining or being a spazz her brother was the one calming her down. It definitely put a damper on her getting the chance to be this strong, female lead.

Really I'd rate it 1 star cause I truly didn't like it, but I gave it a kudos star for L'Engle's writing which made up for it.

Glad I've crossed a classic off my list- but it was painful.

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