A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

Posted March 4, 2018 by kimberly CG in Bookclub Reviews / 2 Comments

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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’EngleA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Series: A Wrinkle in Time Quintet #1
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux on November 7th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Pages: 256
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars

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?

With the new movie coming out, we decided it would be a good time to revisit this childhood classic, A Wrinkle in Time. For most of the readers, this was a reread from a fairly distant childhood – read in either middle or high school. We all agreed that it didn’t really hang on to the memories from when read as a child. We talked about how it was pretty groundbreaking when it was first written, both for Sci-Fi and for Young Adult — and as such, it’s not quite like Young Adult books written today. YA today is written with the mindset that adults will also read the books, whereas A Wrinkle in Time is very much written for kids only. As a result it’s pretty simplistic and basic, although the fantasy elements are still very enjoyable. We also enjoyed the symbolism, imagery and morals — perhaps even more than we did as kids. And we definitely plan to see the movie still!

three-half-stars

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2 responses to “A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

  1. I always tell people that I read A Wrinkle in Time in 1965 when I was in 5th grade. It was my first Science Fiction and I was in love. I reread it many times and later I read it to many of my 6th grade classes. L’Engle was such a gifted author and I can’t wait to see this movie.

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