Title: A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L’Engle
Genre: Middle Grade
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Source: Borrowed from a friend
Release Date: November 7, 2017
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract”.
Meg’s father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?
This is a great story! I can see why it’s a classic.
This book reminded me of other classics, such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. In both of those stories, the main characters go on journeys through strange, fantastic lands, to find their way back home. Meg Murry also goes on a journey through fantastic lands, but it is to get her father back and then return home.
Though this story is more than 50 years old, it can be read today without a problem. There aren’t too many objects in it which point to the time period in which it was written, so it could just as easily be taking place today. The only thing I noticed that is mentioned is a typewriter, which would be replaced with a computer today. Other than that, the story could be written and read today!
Have you read this book? What did you think?