In the first half of A Wind in the Door, the companion to the Newberry Medal–winner A Wrinkle in Time, Meg Murray hones her powers of discernment with moral support from a somewhat conceited conglomeration of dragons (which is invariably shown on the cover). It’s memorably gratifying when Meg recognizes the inner goodness in her little brother’s mediocre school principal, but when she does, there’s still, alas, a whole third of the book left!
The finale takes place in a sub-microscopic realm that’s hard to picture and introduces a new character who’s hard to care about, even though he’s somehow the key to winning the climactic battle between good and evil. Good luck ever turning this one into a movie, Disney.
When and Why I Read A Wind in the Door
When I recently read A Wrinkle in Time, some scenes seemed missing. I assume they are in the sequel.
Genre: Fiction (children’s fantasy)
Date started / date finished: 29-May-2018 / 29-May-2018
Originally published in: 1973
Amazon link: A Wind in the Door