A Wrinkle In Time Book Review


Elizabeth Powers, Writer

A Wrinkle in Time is a very famous book by Madeleine L’Engle, and a winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. The story begins with the main character, Meg Murry, in her attic bedroom in the middle of a fierce storm. Life for Meg has not been going well. In addition to struggling in school, she and her little brother, Charles Wallace, were facing the torment of constantly being compared to their twin brothers through mean gossip about them. What made things even worse is that Meg’s beloved father has been missing for many years, and Meg misses him terribly.

However, after an unusual visitor appears during the night, the strange event leads to an adventure that changes Meg’s life forever– an adventure that could find Meg’s father. So along with Charles Wallace and their newfound friend, Calvin O’ Keefe, the trio travels outside of the galaxy to find Meg’s father. They travel to planets that are happy and full of amazing creatures, as well as to another planet that holds treacherous forces.

I really enjoyed this book because it’s an exciting story about how three kids go on a dangerous quest into the unknown to rescue their father. I also like that the characters are able to travel to different planets outside of the galaxy, so it can get readers into science fiction.  A Wrinkle in Time is an amazing story that anyone can read and everyone will love. In addition to A Wrinkle in Time, there are other books in the series too, including A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. Check out the series for your next independent read!