A Wrinkle In Time

“A Wrinkle In TIme,” by Madeleine L’Engle is a science-fantasy novel written in 1962.  Its about a girl named Meg Murry and her younger brother Charles Wallace Murry.  Charles Wallace is a genius at the age of five.  Meg often feels that Charles Wallace can read her mind and know exactly what she is thinking. Their father is a government scientist who went missing after working on a mysterious and secret project called the Tesseract, although many believe the project wasn’t real. The book begins with the famous line,”It was a dark and stormy night.”  A thunderstorm raged outside the Murry household and Meg just couldn’t get to sleep in her attic bedroom.  She went into the kitchen and found Charles Wallace eating a snack.  Meg joined him and their mother followed suit soon after.  Their strange neighbor, Mrs.Whatsit also decided to pop in.  While visiting, she casually mentioned that the Tesseract was real. Mrs.Murry almost faints.  Meg realizes that this ‘Tesseract’ could help them find their father, something Meg has been dreaming of for a long time.  The next day, the children go to a haunted house that Charles Wallace already knows is Mrs.Whatsit’s house.  The character Calvin O’Keefe is introduced and he ends up going with them.  They meet Mrs.Whatsit’s sister, Mrs.Who.  She is equal if not stranger than Mrs.Whatsit.  Charles Wallace decides that they need to save their father and that they had to leave right away.  From here, the story takes off on a twisty time-roller coaster.  I give this book 3 stars.  If you like Science fiction, or Science fantasy then you would love this book.  Screen Shot 2015-02-05 at 3.06.31 PM

—Meghan Brady, February 5, 2015

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