A Wind In The Door

Title: A Wind In The Door

Author: Madeleine L’Engle

Pages: 203/Paperback

What I Thought: A Wind In The Door is the sequel to A Wrinkle In Time.  In A Wind In The Door, Echthroi are destroying Charles Wallace’s farandolae, so Meg and Calvin travel to Charles Wallace’s mitochondria with Proginoskes (who is a cherub).  They also come across Blajeny and Louise the Larger (a snake)- both Blajeny and Louise are Teachers.  Good vs Evil is a prominent theme in A Wind In The Door, much like A Wrinkle In Time.  However, in this novel, it’s on a much smaller scale.  It also shows how even the smallest of things can have an impact on the universe. 

I loved how Meg looked past her initial thoughts about Mr. Jenkins, and started to care for him in order to name him.  I also loved how she went from resenting him and seeing him as a not-so-good guy to appreciating him.  That definitely goes with the whole looking beyond 1st impressions thing. 

I really liked the character of Proginoskes (who ends up being called Progo).  He insists on being called a cherubim (as opposed to the singular cherub) because he’s practically plural.  In the end, he ends up sacrificing himself after Meg is nearly Xed (or unnamed) and Mr. Jenkins is invaded by his Echthroi doubles. 

In the end, Charles Wallace is okay and the world is saved from the Black Thing that was ever present in A Wrinkle In Time.

Rating: 4 out of 5.  I liked it as much as I did A Wrinkle In Time, and it definitely had the spirit of A Wrinkle In Time, albeit on a much smaller scale.

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