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Book Review: A WRINKLE IN TIME


  • Author: Madeline L'Engle

  • Genres: children's literature

  • Published: 1962

  • Length: 256 pages

  • More info on Goodreads

  • "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?"

REVIEW

Hey guys! I'm happy to be here today at the computer writing up this review of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time.

I don't know how, but this sweet lil book slipped right on by me totally unnoticed during my younger years. Once Disney began releasing trailers for the upcoming movie, I was ready to jump on the bandwagon and finally read the book!

In a nutshell, I would say that A Wrinkle in Time is a book for readers of any age. It is short, the subject is entirely fascinating, and it is as relevant today as it was in 1962.

A Wrinkle in Time has won several awards including:

The Newbery Medal (1963)

Oklahoma Sequoya Award (1965)

That being said, I read this book spread over two weekends (I know! I said it was short but I didn't get to read much this month!) and while it was entertaining it was also weird. Like, I love weird books. But this one is a weird weird.