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A Wrinkle in Time

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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

This story focuses on Meg Murry, who is having a hard time with not only being a teen, but also missing her dad, who is away for work but actually missing. Having two brilliant parents is a lot to live up to, but Meg is also bright. Like many girls her age Meg is unhappy with her appearance. All of this plus the snide remarks about her missing dad and her odd little brother continually push Meg to the brink; she is angry and unhappy.

Meg has twin brothers who are ordinary and fit in at school. But Meg connects more to her little brother Charles Wallace, who was non-verbal for a long time and seems to know things. He has a high IQ like Meg and she is fiercely protective of him. Her mother is beautiful and a brilliant scientist, but is sad and worried about Mr. Murry.

One night a strange visitor shows up in the middle of a storm. Thus starts the adventure with Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Which. Along with Calvin, a boy from school, Meg and Charles Wallace travel to another planet by folding time and space (a ‘wrinkle’) to find and save Mr. Murry. An adventurous science fiction tale, these characters have true to life feelings, even if their experiences are out of this world!

Now a film currently in theatres, this book is a classic and deserves to be read! A for sure must read for anyone growing up, and perhaps one to re-read as an adult. If you prefer to read books before watching the film I recommend reading the graphic novel version, a fast read anyone can make short work of, or listening to the audio book. The novel itself is also worth the read, though I remember it taking me some time. There are actually more books that follow, so if you enjoy the book be sure to check out A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet and Many Waters.

Reviewed by Vanessa