Just wanted to mention that Madeleine L’Engle passed away Thursday. Her books, in particular A Wrinkle in Time, have stayed with me since I read them as a mighty red crayon. Reading L’Engle (as well as Lloyd Alexander and L.M. Montgomery) opened countless doors of imagination and inspiration.
I vividly remember Meg Murry, also her dog Fortinbras (before I knew who Fortinbras was), and the eerie scene when the kids arrived in Camazotz and everything was oddly synchronized.
If L’Engle touched you, feel free to comment, or share memories of books you read as a kid that really moved you.