Five Star February: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
 Title: A Wrinkle in Time (Time #1)
 Author: Madeleine L’Engle
Summary: 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? [1]

Why I Loved It Probably the second really book a remember reading.  Absolutely the first fantasy book I ever read. So it fact it may be Ms. L’Engle fault. over on Shalfari the main characters is described as “Not pretty, very smart, gets bad grades, most people hate her.” Well, except for the grades that was my life. And Meg found away to escape.  Maybe just maybe there was hope for me too. An aside, Ms. L’Engle spoke at my school’s graduation.
Who would like this: Fantasy lovers.  It is a must read.  And now I am thinking it is a must re-read for me and The Girl.
Favorite Quotes: “They are very young. And on their earth, as they call it, they never communicate with other planets. They revolve about all alone in space.”

“Oh,” the thin beast said. “Aren’t they lonely?”

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One thought on “Five Star February: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

  1. I couldn't really get into this book. I liked it, but I think reading it recently for the first time didn't have the magic if I had read it when I was younger and pre-Harry Potter.

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