So the first time I was introduced to this book when I was in fourth grade. A teacher read this to me and my classmates. She never finished it because after winter break we had a different teacher. Since then, I’ve read this series once in its entirety. In response to the new A Wrinkle in Time movie being made, I’m rereading this book.
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?
Whoa, this book was slightly disturbing. Well one part of it anyway. But it was such a good story. It’s about accepting who you are and all your faults. About realizing that everyone grows at their own pace. To never give up hope.
With a wide range of characters, that’s was never a dull moment. Between the eccentric Mrs. Whatsit, and the others, it was what definitely what makes for a science fiction novel. Then we have the Happy Medium, it’s really not what you think, but that was definitely a moment.
So, Meg and Calvin…is something going to happen there??? If you think about it, some of the children’s and young adult novels all have a small element of romance and true love and what not.
More crazy characters, we finally get to meet Mr Murry. Oh my goodness, Meg finally puts her big girl pants on that kind of had me impressed. A lot of what happens you really do need to read for yourself. And whoa, Calvin…that actually made me happy.
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