A Wrinkle In Time: Quit Tesseracting Up

Welcome to 'Fine Lines', the Friday feature in which we give a sentimental, sometimes-critical, far more wizened look at the children's and YA books we loved in our youth. This week, writer / reviewer / blogger Lizzie Skurnick rereads 'A Wrinkle In Time', Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 novel of Meg Murry, who is too young… » 6/06/08 3:00pm 6/06/08 3:00pm

Madeleine L'Engle, Beloved Author Of Fifth-Grade Erotica, Dies

That Tolkien of vaginas, Madeleine L'Engle, is dead at 88. We vaguely remember loving A Wrinkle In Time, but not as much as the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel wherein the girl HAS S-E-X. With someone named "Rennie"? There was a "sharp brief pain." And then the sex scene is all in, like, free verse?… » 9/07/07 3:58pm 9/07/07 3:58pm