A Wind in the Door all started out when Charles Wallace said that he had said he saw a drive of dragons. Meg asked their mom if he was all right. She explained that she thought he had a disease and that she, as a scientist, was trying to figure out what it was. That night Meg and Charles went out to look for the Dragons and found them, only it was one creature, and it was accompanied by a tall, shadowy man who said that Meg would have three quests. If she completed them all, she would save Charles from a disease he called Mitochondritis. Her first quest was to name the principal of Charles' school who was not nice, but she attempted to for her brother. Two Echthroi (the nothingness) had taken his form and were going to hurt Charles if she did not name him so she did. After that she was taken inside Charles and had to convince a farandolae to root in the Mitochondria instead of letting the Echthroi extinguish it since it would save Charles. Then the Echthroi attacked Mr. Jenkins and tried to extinguish him. Meg saved him and helped Sporos the farandolae root, saving Charles.
I think this was a great book. The author did a good job describing characters. Meg had red hair and wore glasses. The best thing is that she tied it into the story. Meg was asking Progo if he had to look like he did. He said he had no more choice than Meg with her red hair and glasses. She did a bad job with having two things going on at once. While Meg was in Charles he was on the couch talking to the doctor. It was very confusing. The author also did a good job keeping you interested. There were no sidetracks. It went from naming Mr. Jenkins right to inside Charles. The author also did a good job keeping the main characters limited. There were only five. Meg, Calvin, Charles, Mr. Jenkins and Proginoskes. That is good because it makes it not confusing. That's it! This was a great book and I definitely recommend it.