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Lauren Oliver Shares 3 Lessons From Reading ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

“From the protagonist of the story, Meg Wallace, to the friendly “beasts” who nurse her back to health after she is almost consumed by the black thing, to the peculiar trio of Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time gives us characters who challenge our preconceived notion of what heros, and heroines, should look, talk, and act like. Meg, in particular, is very flawed—but she is also loving and fierce, proud and protective. Madeleine L’Engle celebrates the ambiguity that exists in all of us, and contrasts that against a horrifying vision of sameness—the dystopic world of Camazotz—in which people have given up their ability to be different and have thus lost an essential part of what makes them human.” (HarperCollins Children’s Tumblr)

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