A Wrinkle In Time, Madeleine L’Engle


Everyone in town thinks that the Murry children are weird. People think that Meg is weak-minded, and that her brother Charles Wallace is incredibly stupid. It is quite the contrary, actually. Charles Wallace is incredibly smart, a genius. It is likely that he gets this trait from his father, a gifted scientist who has been gone on a government mission for over a year.

“It was a dark and stormy night” when the strange Mrs. Whatsit appeared at the Murry home. As it turned out, Mrs. Whatsit held some magical powers.  Mrs. Whatsit is a celestial creature who, just like Charles Wallace, knows each and everything that Meg is thinking.

During her surprise visit, Mrs. Whatsit surprises Meg’s mother, who is a scientist, by mentioning a tesseract. Later, she explains to the kids that a tesseract is similar to being, “a wrinkle in time.” With the help of Mrs. Whatsit and her friends Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, and a popular boy from school, Calvin O’Keeffe, Meg and Charles Wallace are able to travel using the tesseract through the fifth-dimension in search of their father.

A Wrinkle In Time is a wonderful science- fiction novel that any age would enjoy. Madeleine L’Engle certainly tells a wonderful tale in this great book. It has a place on my Top 10 Must Reads list.

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