Title: A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L’Engle
Genre: fantasy, young adult, science fiction
Order in series: Book # 1 in a quintet
Release Date: 1962
Length: 232 pages
(total of 12 chapters)
Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure—one that will threaten their lives and our universe.
It was a dark and stormy night.
What made me get it and thoughts on the cover
What— back in high school we took A Wrinkle in Time, it was one of the stories we learned in our Literature book, I was so intrigued by it and actually thought that what we took was the whole story but it turned out that it was only a small event in one of the novel’s chapters, so I bought it to read before the movie came out.
The cover — The colors used for the cover are lovely together and I like how the illustrations of many of the characters and settings in the book form a frame around the title. Plus I tend to gravitate towards books with the stamped silver or gold award labels (they remind me of picture books I used to read in the library when I was a kid).
In school what we read from this book turned out to be the middle part of chapter 6, the part where they go to this town where all houses look the same and the children bounce balls in the same rhythm and then this one boy does something unlike the rest and the mom freaks out and tries to hide him then later on the three kids -our protagonists- (Meg, Calvin, and Charles) get help from this freaky guy who tells them how to reach some building called CENTRAL Central Intelligence to look for the missing father.
For many years I thought A Wrinkle in Time was only about what I just wrote and I thought it was an awesome and creepy story but now that I had read the entire book I feel a bit disappointed. It was a great story in my head and when I first started reading the novel I liked the first half but then it started getting slower and I lost interest towards the second half of the book, so I didn’t care about IT or about the three Mrs’ or when we finally got to the part where the kids found Meg’s father.
There’s still 4 more books after this one to finish the entire series but I’m not so eager to read them. I expected to love it but it turns out that it was just mediocre.
Still, the characters were interesting and there’s some nice quotes too, I just didn’t like the progression of the story.
Enjoyed half of it. If you feel like reading to know what’s it about then go ahead, this part is actually short. 3/5 stars
“You mean you’re comparing our lives to a sonnet? A strict form, but freedom within it?”
“Yes.” Mrs Whatsit said. “You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you.”