Some books are classics, generally beloved and heralded by most everyone who reads them. This book has been on my radar for years simply because it is honored and considered one of the best children's novels of all time. So I decided, "Hey, why not?" and picked it up.
Some books are classics, generally beloved and heralded by most everyone who reads them, so when I come across a book like that, I feel awkward when I get bored on page one. "Surely this will get better", I say to myself. Finishing chapter three, I thought, "It has to improve". Sadly it does not.
L'Engle drones on and on and on. Littered with shallow, underdeveloped characters, this book was just one where I was ready to finish it on the same day I started it, but not because it was good. The whole time I was reading it, my mind was already racing ahead trying to figure out what book I should read next. It was as if I had a terrible lunch and was already trying to plan how to make up for it come dinner time.
But whatever. Read it anyways because it truly is a classic. It just didn't click with me.
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