RTW: Book of the Month for October, 2012
It’s that time again–not only is it Road Trip Wednesday time, but it’s time to pick a novel of the month. Although we’re already a week into November, the YA Highway ladies want to know what our favorite read was for the month of October.
What with NaNoWriMo preparations, I didn’t do as much reading as I normally would. However, I am able to pick a book of the month, and that is A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L’Engle. This classic novel tells the story of Meg and Charles Wallace Murray, their friend Calvin O’Keefe, and their adventure to save Meg’s and Charles’ father. Meg, Charles, and Calvin are unusual children, with intellectual gifts that separate them from their peers. So there are lots of good messages in the book about the importance of being yourself, and valuing each person’s unique gifts. Along with the strange array of characters, and the imaginative worlds, there are dark moments too as our heroes take battle against a formidable foe.
I’ve seen this book categorized as YA, but I found it to be more on the Middle Grade level. In any case, I enjoyed it. It’s probably not among the best books I’ve read this year, but certainly deserving of book of the month for October, and I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys light fantasy, and most of all, a thought-provoking story.
What was your favorite read of October? Comment below, or join the YA Highway!